Metrolink until midnight: running times extended from 24 August
Metrolink running times are set to be extended through to midnight six days a week from the end of August, Transport for Greater Manchester has announced.
From Monday 24 August, Metrolink services will be running for an extra hour until midnight from Monday to Saturday, while the last tram services on a Sunday will be extended from 10pm to 11pm.
In addition, the frequency of tram services on Sundays will increase to one every 15 minutes between 7am and 11pm – reflecting the increased demand on services.
Metrolink services will now be operating at a 10-minute frequency across all lines between 6am and 7pm Monday to Friday and every 20 minutes until midnight. A 10 minute frequency will be in place 8am to 8pm on Saturdays and then every 20 minutes until midnight. On Sundays a 15 minute service will run throughout the day from 7am until 11pm.
Transport for Greater Manchester’s Head of Operations, Alex Cropper, said: “These changes will make it easier for people to get around the city-region, especially later at night. We are now seeing an increased demand, so we’re extending the running times and the frequency of services, as well as ensuring that we’re operating as many double services as we can across the network.
“We are working hard with our partners to ensure cleaning standards remain as high as possible, but we would also remind passengers it is essential they wear a mask and watch their distance when using public transport. It is also sensible to continue to allow extra time for journeys.”
This latest change follows the last service uplift on 8 August, when the 10 minute tram frequency was increased from 6pm to 8pm to support increased demand following the return of leisure and hospitality venues across Greater Manchester.
Transport for Greater Manchester is working closely with Metrolink operator KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) to ensure that the network is as safe, clean and reliable as possible. Please plan ahead, and avoid travelling at peak times where you can to help maintain social distancing.
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