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Work ramps up to build new tram line to Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke/Eamonn and James Clarke/PA Images

Work to build a new six-stop Metrolink line to the busy Trafford Park industrial estate and intu Trafford Centre will ramp up this month.

The road closures will be introduced in three phases and will remain in force for approximately three years.

  • From today Mosley Road will be closed south at its junction with Village Way, which will also include a footway closure on the south side of Village Way
  • The second phase will include a closure of Wharf End and Victoria Place, a footway closure of Sir Alex Ferguson Way and a 30mph speed limit on Park Way. This will come into effect on Monday 22 May.
  • From Monday 19 June, Trafford Wharf Road and Village Way will become one way eastbound. Further closures of adjoining roads will also be necessary at times.

Diversion routes will be clearly signposted and local bus services will be re-routed.

Road users are encouraged to allow more time for their journeys.


  1. Luke McDowell, ITV News

Huge queues across Manchester for the sales this morning

Hundreds of people were queuing to get into high street stores in Manchester and at the Trafford Centre this morning.

Some had even camped overnight in order to be one of the first people in the stores.

See below just some of those eager shoppers:

People queuing outside Next in the Arndale Centre, Manchester Credit: Manchester Evening News
Queues outside the Arndale Centre, Manchester early this morning Credit: Manchester Evening News
An eagle eyed shopper spots a bargain high up Credit: Manchester Evening News
Queues outside Harvey Nichols in Manchester Credit: Manchester Evening News