Work to maintain and improve the region’s roads and public transport networks is taking place over the summer – and residents, workers and visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey in advance.

Metrolink will see the closure of the Eccles line (19 July – 1 August) and the closure of Victoria tram stop (31 July – 9 August; 14 – 16 August and 21 – 23 August) resulting in no tram services between Monsall and the city centre, Abraham Moss and the city centre and between Victoria and Piccadilly

There will be track replacement at Piccadilly Gardens (31 July – 6 August) – resulting in services on other lines terminating at Deansgate-Castlefield and Piccadilly

Between 31 July – 15 August, railway engineers will be working around the clock to upgrade track and reconstruct railway bridges between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale and Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

This work is part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), a multi-billion-pound programme of railway upgrades that will improve connectivity in the North of England – providing faster, more reliable services for passengers travelling between York, Leeds and Manchester.

A number of other projects to improve the roads, traffic flows and reduce congestion for motorists and provide new routes for cyclists are also taking place over the summer


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