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Works to the parapets on the Salford bridges 

Lee Howarth

A message from Salford City Council:

There will be lane closure on the A580 and the A6 Broad Street: both  Manchester bound (east) and Liverpool bound (west) off-peak working hours Manchester bound 10.30am to 4.30pm and Liverpool bound 8.30am to 2.30pm. 

Railway Bridge A580 between Lancaster Road to Eccles Road 

There will be lane closure on the A580: both  Manchester bound (east) and Liverpool bound (west) 

  • Monday 15 October - Manchester bound only in bus lane

  • Sunday 4 November to 11 November - Manchester and Liverpool bound bus lane/lane 1 closure 24 hours         

  • Friday 30 November - Manchester bound bus lane/lane 1 off-peak closure 

Barr Hill Subway Broad Street A6 Liverpool bound near to Eccles Road, Swinton. 

  • Tuesday 16 October - Liverpool bound lane 1/lane 2 off-peak closure   

  • Monday 22 October to 9 December - subway closure TTRO – pedestrian diversion  

  • Monday 22 October - Liverpool bound lane 1/lane 2 off-peak closure  

  • Sunday 4 November - Liverpool bound lane 1/lane 2 closure

  • Tuesday 13 November - Liverpool bound lane 1/lane 2 off-peak closure

  • Thursday 15 November - Liverpool bound lane 1 off-peak closure

  • Sunday 18 November - Liverpool bound lane 1/lane 2 closure

Charles Street underpass A6 Broad Street 

  • Tuesday 23 October - Manchester bound lane 1 and 2 off-peak closure 

  • Sunday 4 November - Manchester bound lane 1 and 2 closure

  • Tuesday 20 November - Manchester bound lane 1 and 2 off-peak closure

  • Sunday 2 December - Manchester bound lane 1 and 2 closure

Major weekend of events means planning your journey is essential

Lee Howarth

Greater Manchester is preparing for one of the biggest weekends of the year as a host of major sporting and social events take place across the region.

A total of 150,000 people are set to attend events around the city centre, including the rugby Super League Grand Final (Saturday 13 October) and the Manchester Half Marathon (Sunday 14 October).

Across the city, The Muslim Lifestyle Expo is taking place at Event City, whilst three Disney on Ice shows will also be performed at the Manchester Arena.

Elsewhere, Bee in the City is celebrating its farewell weekend at the National Cycling Centre and Women's rugby Super League Grand Final takes place at the Etihad Campus – meaning roads and motorways surrounding both venues are expected to be busy throughout Saturday.

Alongside the events taking place, industrial action is set to affect Northern Rail Services causing significant disruption to rail services on Saturday – while the half marathon itself means a number of roads will be closed in the area.

As a result of this Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is strongly advising all road and public transport users to plan ahead and allow more time for traveling on Saturday or Sunday.

Due to this unique set of circumstances – and taking into account the ongoing improvement works on Regent Road, Mancunian Way and Chester Road roundabout – Metrolink will be offering free travel across the network to all Super League Grand Final ticket holders.

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, said: "I'm really excited by the events taking place across the region over the weekend and its great news that we can take a positive step with Metrolink and give rugby fans a real choice in how they get to the match.

"Greater Manchester is world renowned for its sports and cultural events and they are the lifeblood of the city – and it’s critical we all do what we can to ensure people can access them as easily as possible and enjoy them to the full.”
A limited Northern Rail train service will be in operation from 7am to 7pm only on Saturday and those trains that do run will be extremely busy.

No trains will run from the city centre to Wigan and only a very limited number of services will operate to Warrington after the final whistle at Old Trafford. It is therefore not recommended that match goers use rail service to get to and from the event.

The size and locations of the events on Saturday mean that there’ll be a number of changes to public transport, including bus diversions and local road closures, however additional Metrolink services will run throughout the weekend.

For Old Trafford customers are advised to use Old Trafford, Trafford Bar and Exchange Quay stops, which are all a ten minute walk from the ground.

Additionally all of Greater Manchester’s park and ride facilities will be open and offer thousands of free car parking spaces. Trams operate from every stop and offer connections to the game every 12 minutes or better.

The M602 is expected to be extremely busy and motorists are encouraged to stay on the M60 and use this to access the city centre and the various park and ride sites. If driving to the game is your only option then it is recommended that Junctions 7 and 9 are used for routes into Old Trafford.

TfGM have also secured free bus travel for match ticket holders from the A580 Park and Ride site on the East Lancs Road all day on Saturday. Regular buses will operate to and from the city centre where onward Metrolink connections to the game are available. Additional services will also operate from 2pm and back to the Park & Ride site post-match. Services will be operated by First Manchester.

The A580 Park and Ride facility has 250 spaces and is expected to be busy. TfGM are recommending car sharing as a good option for those attending the game and planning on using any of the regions park and ride sites.

TfGM's Customer Director, Stephen Rhodes, said: "Saturday in particular represents a unique challenge for the transport network.

"As such we will be using every available tool we have – including monitoring the road network with our 24 hour control centre – to ensure our customers are kept up-to-date on the latest travel advice.

"Our advice to customers is to plan ahead, allow extra time for your journey if you're driving and consider alternative transport options – or walking or cycling of you live close to any of the events taking place.”

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

Tell us about more your business vehicles...

Lee Howarth



TfGM want to understand the types of vehicles your business currently uses, so that we make sure Greater Manchester is prepared for future demand and infrastructure.  In particular we need to understand your business’ current perceptions, use and expectations of electric vehicles.   Your answers will inform our approach and enable us to provide the most relevant and effective support for businesses and individuals in Greater Manchester.

The survey should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete and the deadline for responses is 1000 on Monday 15 October 2018.

Please click here to respond on behalf of your business.

Many thanks,

Mary-Jane Sturt
Research Officer
Transport for Greater Manchester

Temporary Traffic Signal on Broadway opposite MediaCityUK

Lee Howarth


Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Tuesday 16 October 2018 for a period of one day between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm on the following section of highway: 

The signals are required to allow a lane closure to safely site a highways vehicle accessing the building adjacent to the carriageway. 

Some minor delays can be expected.

Salford Cycling & Walking Forum - Launch Meeting - 13th November 2018

Lee Howarth

The Salford Cycling Forum has been a strong supporter of the Greater Manchester Beelines project, helping cycling (and walking) rise up the political agenda.

The forum is now being re-launched as a wider “Cycling and walking forum”.

The next meeting is at the Sacred Trinity Church on Chapel Street on Tuesday 13th November from 6pm until 8pm.

The church is easy to get to on public transport or on bike. It does have some parking for cars but limited spaces. Andy Salmon (Chair) will be there early so anyone who wants to get a pizza from across the road before the meeting can do so. We’ll supply tea, coffee and biscuits (and maybe even cake).

The agenda for the meeting will be an update on current plans, thinking about future projects and a discussion about how the forum could usefully work.

For awareness, we do have a Facebook group ( and would welcome any views on it, e.g. is a Facebook Group helpful, should we also make it a cycling and walking group to reflect the forum title, would people find this a useful space to discuss some of the new schemes and plans? It would also be good to get a couple of other people as admins to help run and moderate the group if we want to use it more.

Below is a poster advertising the forum – we’d be grateful if people could help us promote it (please let us know if you would like us to print any copies for you to help with this). We’d love to get more people coming along and anyone with an interest in getting more people walking and cycling in Salford is very welcome to attend.

Hope to see you on the 13th!

Kind regards,

Catriona Swanson (Salford City Council lead on Cycling and Walking) and Andy Salmon (Chair of Salford Cycling and Walking Forum)

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Metrolink – Trafford Park Line – Information events – autumn 2018

Lee Howarth

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The Metrolink team, working on the Trafford Park Line, are holding a series of events for members of the public and local businesses.

We are looking to engage with as many people as possible to raise awareness of the project and to respond to any concerns. 

  • Trafford Park Line – Business Breakfast – Wednesday 10 October – 8am to 9:15am

For Trafford Park businesses we are holding a Business Breakfast at the Holiday Inn, Trafford Park M41 7PA

Local businesses will be invited to hear a presentation about our progress to date and our work plans for the coming months.

They will also have the opportunity to ask any questions.

If you work for a business in the area and would be interested in attending this event, please email: for further details.

We will also be holding a series of Public Information events across the Trafford Park Line works.

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  • Intu Trafford Centre, M17 8AA – Saturday 13 October – 10am to 9pm

We will be located on the Peel Avenue (Lower Mall), near to Lush and Vodaphone.

There is ample car parking for all visitors.


  • Hotel Football, M16 0SZ – Tuesday 16 October – 4pm to 8pm

We will be located in the Player’s Lounge. Please go to reception who will guide you to the room.

There is car parking opposite the Hotel on Victoria Place for short stays only. You will need the exit code from reception as you leave.


  • St Anthony’s Centre, M17 1JF – Wednesday 17 October – 11am to 3pm

We will be located in the Conference room. Please go to reception who will direct you to the room.

There is limited car parking at the venue, but there is local car parking to the rear of the Village Shops and the rear of Trafford Park Hotel.


There is also further information on the Trafford Line website here: