Easter engineering works on Metrolink
Date published: 17 April 2019
Metrolink tram in Rochdale town centre
Improvement works to the Metrolink network will result in the closure of some lines over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Services from Rochdale/Shaw and Crompton services will terminate at Monsall (the stop before Victoria when travelling from heading Rochdale to Manchester) on Saturday (20 April) and Sunday (21 April).
In addition, no services will operate on the Bury line on Saturday (20 April) and Sunday (21 April) and on Monday (22 April) services will only run between Piccadilly and Queens Road.
During this period a full bus replacement service will be in operation. Passengers can find details of replacement buses and their stops on TfGM’s travel advice page.
On Friday, services will run a Saturday service with the majority of last services departing the city centre from approximately midnight.
The engineering works include essential upgrades to the Crumpsall Metrolink stop in preparation for the opening of the Trafford Park Line in 2020. It will also provide a more frequent service into the city centre for customers using the Crumpsall, Abraham Moss and Queens Road stops.
Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, said: “By combining a number of essential upgrades over the Easter weekend we’re able to minimise the overall disruption to the network.
“We’re urging passengers to plan ahead and familiarise themselves with the bus replacement services to ensure they have a smooth and stress-free journey.”
A number of events will also take place across the weekend, beginning with the sold-out clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur from 12.30pm on Saturday.
Departing at midday on Monday, the St. George's Day Parade will travel from Miles Platting and through Manchester city centre. Roads closures are expected to be in place in the city centre between 11.30am and 2.30pm.
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