Metrolink Services

Merseyside Travel News

February 8, 2017

    What’s happening

    Roadworks and changes to some Manchester city centre roads continues throughout February and March, mean there is an increased likelihood of congestion affecting both general traffic and buses.

    Journey times for drivers and bus passengers are likely to be adversely affected, particularly at the peak travelling times and especially in the evening.

    We have provided help and advice to keep you moving so you can prepare and minimise the effect on your travel plans.

    Between Monday 13 February and Friday 17 March, there are closures and restrictions in place affecting Oxford Road between Booth Street East/West and Whitworth Street.

    The junction of Charles Street will remain open throughout (allowing east-west movements), except on Sunday 26 February and the weekend of 4/5 March.

    The closures and restrictions are to allow new layouts and resurfacing to be carried out, along with development activity for Manchester Metropolitan University and the former BBC site.


    Need to know

    Buses will not be able to use the section of Oxford Road between Booth Street East/West and Charles Street from Mon 13 February to Friday 17 March.

    Services will be diverted around the work area. The following services are affected: 15, 41, 42A, 42B, 42C, 42D, 43, 44, 45, 50, 85, 85A, 86, 86N, 111, 130, 142, 142N, 143, 143N, 147, 191, 197, 250, 253, 263, V3

    Maps and more information will be posted on the affected bus stops so you can find your temporary alternative stop.

    The diversions will mean a longer journey time for your trip.