Two Manchester Metrolink stops to be closed for 10 weeks in major rail replacement work

The stops will be closed to allow for major rail replacement work to take place

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Two tram stops on Manchester’s metrolink are set to be closed for 10 weeks starting from July. The stops are on the Eccles line of the transport system and the closure is necessary whilst track renewal work is carried out. 

Eccles and Ladywell tram stops will be closed from Saturday July 15 to Thursday September 21. Services will continue to operate as normal between Weaste and the city centre, as well as the MediaCityUK and Trafford Park Metrolink lines. 

Transport for Greater Manchester have said that a fully accessible bus replacement service will also run to take passengers between Weaste and Eccles, serving Ladywell, for onward journeys. Signed pedestrian walking routes will be in place and customer service staff will be present to help passengers. 

Danny Vaughan, TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, said: “I’d like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience these works will cause.It is, however, essential to do to keep our services safe into the future.

“It will be the final summer of rail replacement for some years, and this year we will be running trams all the way to Weaste from the city centre, in order to minimise disruption.”

To plan your journeys for this time and for any further information on the closure, visit the TfGM website.