Test trams are running through St Peter’s Square today as Transport for Greater Manchester gets ready to restore Metrolink services across the city from Friday 28 August.
Work to build a new line of tram track through the square is complete as scheduled and tram services will be back on track in time for the bank holiday weekend and Manchester Pride festival.
While trams will run in both directions on a single line of track through the square, work continues on the multi-million pound construction of a new tram stop. Trams will once again stop at St Peter’s Square when the station opens close to the Cenotaph in autumn 2016.
From Friday 28 August the following services will run:
- Altrincham to Etihad Campus
- Altrincham to Deansgate-Castlefield
- Bury to Piccadilly
- Bury to East Didsbury
- Eccles-MediaCityUK to Piccadilly
- Rochdale to Ashton-under-Lyne
- Manchester Airport to Cornbrook
Peter Cushing, Metrolink director at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: “I’m sure Metrolink customers will share our delight at getting services back up and running through the city.
“I thank everyone who has used the trams over the summer for their patience while we’ve worked to get a new line of track through St Peter’s Square. It means we can keep trams running through the city, getting people to work, shops and events over the coming year, while we build a brand new tram stop right alongside the new line.”
Passengers are being reminded to check out changes to services from Friday, with new routings and different first and last tram times available at www.metrolink.co.uk.