MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus peak service returns
Posted on 18th September 2023 at 12:58
Metrolink is to bring back the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus peak service later this month.
It will be reintroduced on Monday, 25 September following the completion of engineering works between Eccles and Weaste. Trams will run every 12 minutes between 7am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am until 6.30pm on Saturdays.
The change means there will be a six minute service at peak times between Harbour City and Etihad Campus.
It comes after passenger numbers showed demand between Etihad Campus and MediaCityUK had recently returned to pre-pandemic levels.
The return of the service provides more capacity between Manchester city centre and the Etihad Stadium during the busiest times, although Metrolink will continue to use special services to add more capacity for football matches or events outside of the peak when needed.
Danny Vaughan, head of Metrolink in Manchester on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester, said the move was a welcome boost to services one of the busiest parts of the network.
He said: “We have seen a return in demand focused between Etihad Campus, Manchester city centre and MediaCityUK.
“This peak service will be a real benefit to our customers, with more frequent trams meaning less time waiting and more pleasant journeys on trams that aren’t too crowded.
Metrolink to bring back MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus peak service (Metrolink)
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