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We’re proud to announce

The city centre transformation is now complete! Trams are now running on the Second City Crossing through bigger and better new-look tram stops at Deansgate-Castlefield, St Peter's Square, Exchange Square and Victoria. That means more trams than ever before on a revitalised city centre network.

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exchange square stop

Manchester city centre’s Exchange Square now boasts a striking new tram stop, the 93rd on our ever-growing tram network. Whether you’re in town for spot of shopping or having a night out, Exchange Square is right on the doorstep of some of Manchester’s favourite shops, department stores, eateries and watering holes.

Making the most of limited space within the Square, the single-island stop nestles in neatly between the Arndale and The Corn Exchange. The sleek stop has a clean, uncluttered design with an eye-catching coloured steel and glass canopy.

Thanks to a major European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant, we were able to open the first phase of the Second City Crossing to Exchange Square in December 2015. The East Didsbury – Shaw & Crompton – Rochdale service now calls at Exchange Square, meaning more trams through the city and across the tram network.

EU Investing In Your Future (1)

The Deansgate-Castlefield, Exchange Square and Manchester Victoria elements of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing programme are part-financed by the North West England European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.

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