Metrolink


Information about Manchester's popular tram system, which has nearly 20 million passengers every year.

New Metrolink Manchester Airport Line

The Metrolink is planning a 14.5km extension to the new South Manchester line, taking people all the way from the Centre of Manchester to the Airport via Chorlton, Northern Moor, Baguely and Wythenshawe. The line is due to be fully open in 2016 and trams will run every 12 minutes.

Find out more about the new Airport Line, including public consultation dates and progress updates.

Metrolink Current Services

The Metrolink currently runs on six lines out from the city centre towards:

  • Altrincham
  • Bury
  • Droylesden
  • East Didsbury
  • Eccles
  • Rochdale

Airport passengers can connect to the Metrolink via rail services between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly and with Arriva bus services 18 and 18A to Altrincham.

Go to the Metrolink website for more information, including tickets, tram stops, routes and timetables.