Roads and transport Road closures for Chinese New Year parade

Road closures - Sunday 22 January 2023

Chinese New Year celebrations

Our annual Chinese New Year Dragon Parade will make its way from Manchester Central Convention Complex to China Town, followed by celebrations in the car park and surrounding streets of China Town. Several roads will be closed:

Parade route road closures 11am – 3pm

  • Windmill Street (Lower Mosley Street – Watson Street)
  • Mount Street (Windmill Street – Alberts Square)
  • Peter Street (Watson to Oxford Street)
  • Oxford Street (Peter Street to Chepstow Street)
  • Oxford Road (Oxford Street to Whitworth Street)
  • Portland Street (Chepstow Street to Chorlton Street)
  • Princess Street (Portland Street to Cooper Street). Timings subject to change.

China Town road closures 6am – 10pm

  • Faulkner Street (Princess Street to New York Street)
  • Reyner Street (Princess Street to Charlotte Street)
  • St James’ Street (Princess Street to Charlotte Street)
  • Charlotte Street (Portland Street to Mosley Street)
  • George Street (Dickenson Street to New York Street)
  • Chain Street (George Street to Faulkner Street)
  • Back George Street (Dickenson Street to Charlotte Street)
  • Nicholas Street (Portland Street to Mosley Street)
  • Pine Street (Chain Street to New York Street)

Parking and Metrolink

Parking suspensions will be in operation from 9pm on Saturday 21 January 2023.

Metrolink: there won't be any suspensions to tram services but there might be slight delays. From 12 noon until 1pm we'd expect some congestion around St Peters Square due to more pedestrians, and the Dragon Parade will cross the tracks at St Peter's Square between 12:30pm and 12:40pm.

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