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Road Closure Update - Salford/Manchester

Lee Howarth

Following Monday night’s tragic events at the Manchester Arena information regarding the current condition of the highway network within Salford is as follows:  

Motorists are encouraged to find alternative means of travel to and from Manchester City Centre until further notice as access is still restricted.

Where roads are closed local diversions have been implemented.

For further traffic updates, including bus and rail travel please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) web site.

Manchester Arena Travel Update

Lee Howarth

All modes of transport are affected this morning following the incident that unfolded at Manchester Arena late last night.

The thoughts of everyone at Transport for Greater Manchester are with all those affected by this tragic event. Working together with our partners at Greater Manchester Police we are determined to keep Manchester moving during this time.

The following is a travel round-up of the affected modes as of this morning:  

Metrolink

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that Victoria Station will be closed for at least 24 hours, which means that services on the Bury and Rochdale via Oldham lines are operating a reduced route until further notice.

Services on the Bury line will stop at Queens Road while those on the Rochdale via Oldham line will finish at Monsall. There is ticket acceptance by bus operators Stagecoach and First on bus services on the Bury, Rochdale Metrolink lines.

Ten buses are scheduled to operate from Central Park as Metrolink replacement services and seven buses scheduled to operate from Queens Road to Piccadilly Gardens.

Services that operate south of the city centre are also affected, with the Airport line running to Deansgate, the Eccles service running all day via MediaCityUK to Ashton, Altrincham running to the Etihad Campus or Piccadilly and East Didsbury service redirected to Piccadilly.

Further information will be communicated throughout the day as more information becomes available. Customers are advised to check the Metrolink website or follow @MCRMetrolink on Twitter for updates.

Bus

No bus services are operating out of Shudehill.  All services are terminating short of the Interchange. Mega bus services diverted to Stevenson Square. Metroshuttle services - service 1 operating but with diversions, service 2 not operating, service 3 normal route.

All school bus services are running as normal.

A full list of affected services is available here.

Rail

Manchester Victoria is closed to all rail traffic; as such rail services will not be calling at Victoria. Piccadilly Station remains open as usual. All rail passengers are advised to check National Rail Enquiries before travelling.

Roads

Roads are expected to be busier than usual. There is limited access to the city centre from the north of Manchester with good access from the south of Manchester. There is limited access on Manchester Inner Ring Road from the north – including Trinity Way and closures will restrict access for the next 24 hours with no access to Shudehill, Victoria Station and the immediate area around the Manchester Arena.

Non-signposted diversions will be in place as a result of the incident meaning congestion and delays are likely. TfGM will be adjusting signal timings where possible to reduce congestion.

In addition there is also a fire on Ashton Old Road at the junction of Fairfield Road and Ogden Lane which is likely to cause ongoing delays.

Drivers are encouraged to consider other means of travelling into Manchester City centre, including the Park & Ride facilities at Sale, Ashton West, and Ashton Moss Metrolink stops.

TfGM statement: Manchester Arena incident

Lee Howarth

Bob Morris, Chief Operating Officer at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: "The thoughts of everyone at TfGM are with all those affected by the horrific incident at the Manchester Arena last night.

"TfGM staff have worked through the night to monitor and maintain public transport services where possible for commuters today, but inevitably there are going to be some delays and changes to services as a result of this terrible incident. 

"Tram and rail services are not currently able to run through Victoria Station and bus services are also affected - with no bus services running to or from Shudehill Interchange at present.  

"There are also a number of emergency road closures and non-signposted diversions in place which means congestion and long delays are likely and drivers should allow extra time for their journeys. 

“That said, Manchester is very much open for business and we’ll continue to do all we can – working with operators and other partners – to minimise the disruption as much as possible to keep the city moving.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and I'd ask anyone looking to travel in and around Greater Manchester to check the TfGM, Metrolink websites and Twitter feeds."

Robust transport plans in place for busy bank holiday weekend

Lee Howarth

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is confident that they have the plans and experience in place to help customers stay on track with their journeys next bank holiday weekend. 

Greater Manchester welcomes a number of high profile and large scale events and the weekend of 26-28 May promises to be an exciting one with competitors, spectators, shoppers and music fans visiting the region.

Friday 26 May sees the annual Great City Games taking place along Deansgate while Take That perform the first of two sell out gigs at the Manchester Arena.

50,000 fans are then expected at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Saturday night to watch Middleton based Courteeners with Take That’s second night taking place at the Arena.

The Simplyhealth Greater Manchester Half Marathon and 10K both take place on the Sunday with the running routes including the Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford football ground and Manchester City Centre.

The size and locations of the events mean that they’ll be changes to public transport and a number of local roads will be subject to closure and route diversions.

Aside from providing specific travel advice through a dedicated web page, TfGM will be implementing a number of measures to help those travelling make their journeys as easy and as stress free as possible.

Additional capacity and staff will be provided on Metrolink services across the weekend, all Greater Manchester park and ride facilities will be fully open, bus diversions will be clearly advertised and mobile information screens deployed across the region’s road network.

As for all large scale events of this nature, TfGM, will also be providing live assistance through its dedicated Travel Control Centre. The Control Centre is a fully equipped facility which provides CCTV coverage of the transport network and is staffed by representatives from Metrolink, bus and rail operators and highways officers with direct links to both event organisers and partners such as Greater Manchester Police. 

The facility allows for operations specialists to monitor and react to incidents across the network whether that is from altering the timings of traffic lights and signals through to working with operators to adapt bus and tram services as needed. Live customer support will also be provided via TfGM social media team from the Control Centre.

TfGM’s Events and Operational Coordination Manager, Ryan Carter, said; “Greater Manchester is well rehearsed in hosting major international events and the bank holiday weekend promises to be another exciting time for the region. We have developed detailed and robust transport plans and we are confident we have the skills, technology and experience necessary to keep customers moving.

“There will be extra capacity, additional staff and dedicated monitoring throughout the weekend.

“Of course we are expecting large numbers of customers to travel and our advice is to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.”

TfGM’s dedicated travel advice page is available here.

For information on public transport across Greater Manchester visit www.tfgm.com, call 0161 244 1000 (7am-8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am-8pm at weekends and bank holidays) or follow @OfficialTfGM on Twitter.

Duchy Road - Salford - Temporary Road Closure

Lee Howarth

A road closure will be in effect from Tuesday 23 May 2017 for a maximum period of three days between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm on the following section of highway:

  • Duchy Road, Salford, from the junction with Greenwood Street to the junction with Pevensey Road.

The closure is required to enable essential resurfacing works to be carried out.

Works could be completed within two days.

Diversions will be signed locally.

GREAT MANCHESTER RUN & HALF MARATHON - ROAD CLOSURES IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF MANCHESTER

Lee Howarth

SUNDAY 28th MAY 2017 from 04:00HRS UNTIL 17:15HRS

On the above date the annual Great Manchester 10k Run - incorporating the Half Marathon will be held in Manchester City Centre and Trafford. It is estimated that **30’000** entrants will take part in this year’s double event.

Affected roads in Manchester City Centre will close from 04:00hrs and will start to re-open from 13:00hrs – ½ Marathon 17:15hrs. In the Trafford area, roads will close from 07:00hrs and re-open at approximately 17:00hrs.

For full details of the Bus and Metroshuttle Diversions from First Greater Manchester please click here.