Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is building a brand new Metrolink route through Manchester city centre – the Second City Crossing (2CC). As part of this project the St Peter’s Square stop is being completely transformed. The existing stop has been demolished and a brand new stop – with two platforms and four lines – is being built closer to the Art Gallery. All this work will mean more trams and more frequent services through the city than ever before. The new St Peter’s Square stop location will also make room for improvements to public and pedestrian areas to complement Manchester City Council’s exciting flagship redevelopment of the square.
We are working to reduce disruption where possible while work takes place to build the brand new St Peter’s Square Stop. For most of the work we’ll be keeping trams running through the city so you can still travel by Metrolink from one side of the city to the other. There will be changes to services through to late 2016 when the stop reopens. Changes to services will take place in three phases:
For more detailed information on service frequencies and hours of operation, please click here.
There are a number of travel options to help passengers get across the city centre easily during the St Peter’s Square works. Use our sign-posted step-free walking route or the new and improved free Metroshuttle service.
For a step-free walking route please download our walking route map here.
The free city centre Metroshuttle buses run on three routes linking key transport interchanges and NCP car parks with shopping and business areas. New routes were introduced at the beginning of June offering frequent, improved services for Metrolink passengers to get across the city, with direct links to Metrolink stops at Shudehill Interchange and Piccadilly and Victoria stations.
Metroshuttles are easy to use, they operate on three circular routes so just hop on and off as often as you like. To see when and where the three routes run to please visit the Metroshuttle page of the TfGM website. The hours of operation are below.
|Monday to Friday|
|Buses run every eight minutes between 7am - 7.30pm|
|Buses run every eight minutes from 8am - 7.30pm|
|Buses run every ten minutes from 10am - 6.30pm|
|Monday to Friday|
|Buses run every ten minutes between 7am - 7.30pm|
|Buses run every ten minutes from 8am - 7.30pm|
|Buses run every twelve minutes from 10am - 6.30pm|
|Monday to Friday (Peak times only)|
|Buses run every ten minutes between 7am - 10.30am and 3.30pm - 7.30pm|