Manchester City Council

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Information on Tram and Train Travel

Metrolink Tram

For travel within Greater Manchester, the Metrolink light rail (tram) system runs frequent services to Bury in the north, Eccles in the west, Altrincham in the south, with the addition of a second South Manchester line through Chorlton to St. Werburgh's Road .  Metrolink also connects the main railway stations in the city centre.

For details of network extensions and all Metrolink information including tram times, route maps and ticket prices please visit the Metrolink website or contact Metrolink Customer Services on 0161 205 2000.  


Manchester has two mainline train stations that serve the region and the whole of the UK. Piccadilly Railway Station is on the eastern side of the city centre and Victoria Railway Station is situated next to the Manchester Evening News Arena on the northern side. Other smaller central railway stations include Oxford Road, Deansgate and Salford Central.

Information for all local and national rail services can be found on the National Rail website or by telephone on 08457 48 49 50.

Information on local services within Greater Manchester can be found on  the North West Journey Planner or by telephoning 0871 200 22 33.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) provides a local rail network map available for download.

Information on concessionary tickets is available from Travel Concessions, Customer Services at TfGM on 0161 244 1050.

In additon if you are travelling on a number of modes such as tram, train or bus or using different operators it may be better value for you to use a System One Travelcard.  System One offers daily, weekly, monthly or annual travelcards which can be used across Greater Manchester and are valid with almost every operator.  For further information and details of tickets and prices please visit the System One Travelcards website.

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