Shudehill Tram Stop

Summer closures for Shudehill and Cornbrook tram stops

Cornbrook and Shudehill Metrolink stops will see closures in August and September with Transport for Greater Manchester set to begin a multi-million-pound upgrade to both stations.

Shudehill will shut for more than two weeks, closing from early morning on Thursday 29 August to the morning of Saturday 14 September.

Works here include new lighting, CCTV, and equipment upgrades, along with new shelters and a crossing point.

Cornbrook will close twice, albeit for a shorter period; the stop will close on Saturday 21 September and reopen on Monday 23 September, with a second closure planning between Saturday 28 September and Monday 30 September.

This station will also get upgrades including CCTV and lighting, along with an improved stairway and entrance area, canopy extension, and weather protection on the platforms. In addition, the lift at Cornbrook will be unavailable from Monday 19 August until the end of October.

As a result of the works, the Eccles line will close between Sunday 22 September and early morning on Monday 23 September, with a full bus replacement service running.

All works will be undertaken overnight to minimise disruption.

Danny Vaughan, head of Metrolink at TfGM, said: “This work will provide a number of vital improvements that will not only make the stops much more pleasant to use but also improve their safety, security and accessibility.

“Unfortunately, it will result in some disruption for passengers for some short periods of time – but we have done a lot of planning to keep customers informed and ensure that they plan their journeys in advance and allow extra time to travel.

“Our customers have high levels of customer satisfaction – 89% satisfaction in our most recent survey – but we’re always looking to improve their overall experience and encourage more people to use the network.”

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