From Sunday 22 March, you’ll be able to catch a tram directly to the centre when the new £350m Trafford Park Line launches – seven months earlier than planned.
As well as intu Trafford Centre (outside Selfridges) and Barton Dock Road (outside the new Primark at Barton Square), the new stops will also provide easy access to destinations including Old Trafford stadium and Imperial War Museum North.
The date has been announced following successful completion of the project and handover to the operator, KeolisAmey Metrolink, whose drivers are currently undertaking a rigorous training programme before welcoming the first passengers onboard.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “It’s great that the Trafford Park line will open for business on Sunday, March, 22.
"It is a much-needed addition to the Metrolink network and will encourage more people to use public transport to journey around our city-region, and in doing so reduce congestion on our roads and improve the quality of our air.
“Last June I set out Our Network - a vision for the type of world-class transport network I want us to have here in Greater Manchester.
"This new line is a great step towards that, and a shining example of what we can deliver with the right funding and powers.”
The new line will have six new tram stops:
- Wharfside - next to Manchester Ship Canal and close to Manchester United Football Club.
- Imperial War Museum - located adjacent to the museum.
- Village - On Village Way, near Village Circle and Third Avenue cafes and shops.
- Parkway - At the Parkway Circle roundabout.
- Barton Dock Road – Adjacent to Barton Square and EventCity.
- intu Trafford Centre - At intu Trafford Centre outside Selfridges on Barton Dock Road.
Metrolink network map
Download the new Metrolink map PDF here.