The Metrolink expansion continues with a new service now up and running from Droylsden, providing quick and easy access to Manchester city centre and the rest of the Metrolink network.

This latest Metrolink line extension is the first stage in the development of Metrolink’s East Manchester service. This will be followed by the opening of the rest of the line to Ashton-under-Lyne in 2014.

Trams are now running every 12 minutes* during the day, stopping at the stations listed below. The journey time to Manchester city centre from Droylsden is approximately 20 minutes, much less than the equivalent peak-time journey by road.

Stops on the Droylsden line

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RIDE your bike to the tram
To make it easier to get to your nearest Metrolink stop we have improved the facilities for bike storage. Bike stands or bike lockers are available at most stops.

In addition Cycle Hubs at Bury and Piccadilly Gardens offer secure under-cover bike parking

For the safety and comfort of all our passengers, it is not permitted to take bikes on the tram, except for fully covered, folding bikes.

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East Manchester line bus links
We have created a guide of key bus services that link with tram services to help plan your journey:

Click here to view.

Here are a few good reasons to try your extended Metrolink service:

It takes much less time than the equivalent peak-time journey by road.

If you currently drive into the city centre you’ll find that compared to the cost of fuel and parking, travelling by Metrolink represents great value.

With services running every 12 minutes* to and from the city centre, your next tram is never far away.

Go on - try the tram.

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*Every 15 min outside the hours of 09.00–17.30 on Sundays and Public Holidays