Metrolink has announced that trams will begin running until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays later this month.

From Fri 29 Sep, trams will run every 20 minutes between midnight and 1am, with departure times to vary depending on line and stop.

The decision has come in response to growing demand for the service, which has seen a return to pre-pandemic levels.

Metrolink has also announced the return of the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus peak service. This route will be reintroduced on Mon 25 Sep, following the completion of long-term engineering works between Eccles and Weaste.

Danny Vaughan, head of Metrolink in Manchester on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester, said the move was a welcome boost to services one of the busiest parts of the network.

He said: “We have seen a return in demand focused between Etihad Campus, Manchester city centre and MediaCityUK.

“This peak service will be a real benefit to our customers, with more frequent trams meaning less time waiting and more pleasant journeys on trams that aren’t too crowded.

“The Salford Quays area is one of the best-served parts of our network and passengers changing at Deansgate also have the option of a Trafford Centre service, which stops at the Imperial War Museum, right across from Media City.”

Fri 29 Sep
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 21 Sep 2023