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We’re proud to announce

Our city centre transformation is coming along nicely. The Deansgate-Castlefield stop has been turned into a green oasis in the city. We’ve built a new stop at Exchange Square, right near your favourite shops. And we’ve made Victoria posh, with a much-needed makeover creating a bigger, brighter and better tram stop.

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exchange square stop

Manchester city centre’s Exchange Square now boasts a striking new tram stop, the 93rd on our ever-growing tram network. Whether you’re in town for spot of shopping or having a night out, Exchange Square is right on the doorstep of some of Manchester’s favourite shops, department stores, eateries and watering holes.

Making the most of limited space within the Square, the single-island stop nestles in neatly between the Arndale and The Corn Exchange. The sleek stop has a clean, uncluttered design with an eye-catching coloured steel and glass canopy.

The stop opening marked the end of the first phase of the transformational Second City Crossing. Services are running between Shaw and Crompton, Oldham and Exchange Square, meaning more frequent trams through to the city. It’s all thanks to a major European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant allowing us to fast-track this first phase of the Second City Crossing ahead of it all opening to passengers on Sunday 26 February 2017.

EU Investing In Your Future (1)

The Deansgate-Castlefield, Exchange Square and Manchester Victoria elements of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing programme are part-financed by the North West England European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.

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