Oldham metrolink line to be hit on Sunday due to more engineering work

Date published: 21 February 2024

No trams will operate through Victoria this Sunday due to further engineering works taking place following the removal of a cracked rail last month. 

The essential work will impact on the Bury, Airport, and Oldham and Rochdale lines, with trams terminating at Queens Road and Monsall respectively.

A shuttle bus service will run between these stops and the city centre, while all other lines retain access to the city. 

Services are expected to return to normal on Monday.  

Danny Vaughan, TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, said: “Safety is our top priority and following the removal of some damaged rail at Victoria, further engineering works are needed on Sunday.  

“We apologise for the inconvenience and will have replacement buses running for people coming in on the Bury or Rochdale and Oldham lines and wanting to get into the city.” 

Further details are as follows: 

Engineering Works - Victoria, Sunday, February 25

The Bury, Oldham Rochdale and Airport lines will be affected.

A replacement bus service will be in operation between Piccadilly and Queens Road along with Victoria and Central Park.

Customers on the Airport line can travel to / from the city centre via Cornbrook. 

Tram services will operate as follows: 

Bury – Queens Road 

Rochdale Town Centre – Monsall 

East Didsbury – Exchange Square 

Manchester Airport – Cornbrook 

Trafford Centre – Deansgate-Castlefield 

Altrincham – Etihad Campus 

Ashton-under-Lyne – Eccles via MediaCityUK 

Replacement bus services: 

Queens Road to Victoria/Shudehill/Piccadilly Gardens/Piccadilly (15-min freq) 

Central Park/Monsall/Victoria (15-min freq) 

Information can also be found at: beenetwork.com/tram-improvement-works/victoria-works 

Before making a journey, please check the latest tram departure times and TfGM’s travel alerts hub for the latest information. 

Meanwhile, fare evasion on Greater Manchester’s tram network has fallen by a third as part of an ongoing crackdown by Metrolink with support from the TravelSafe Partnership.

With more KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) staff carrying out ticket inspections, fare evasion has fallen from over 16% in July 2023 to 10.6% in January 2024.

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