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We're a connected city

TraffordCity is conveniently located five miles west of Manchester city centre,
adjacent to the M60 orbital motorway and boasts excellent connectivity via road, tram, rail and air.

It’s at the heart of the UK with over 50% of the population within 150 miles and 11 million within a 90 minute drive time.

11 million people within a 90 minute drive time

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Road

5 minutes from central Manchester
15 minutes from Manchester International Airport
45 minutes from Liverpool Airport
5 minutes from City Airport & Heliport

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Rail

Manchester Piccadilly is a 15 minute drive from TraffordCity and the station boasts excellent connectivity to the UK's major cities with London only a two hour commute away.

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AIr

The close proximity of Manchester International and Liverpool Airports means it is easily accessible for our European and International Visitors. City Airport and Manchester Heliport are also just five minutes away.

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Bus

A well-serviced bus network travels to the Trafford Centre bus terminal from all major conurbations within Greater Manchester and beyond via 350 routes.

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Tram

The expansion of the Trafford Park Metrolink line has created unrivalled connectivity to Greater Manchester's key economic and visitor destinations.

Metrolink Trafford Park line

An extension to the existing light rail metrolink which runs directly through the City Centre into Greater Manchester into TraffordCity via Trafford Park was completed in March 2020.

This £350 million extension into the heart of TraffordCity links visitors and commuters up to many tourism major venues in Greater Manchester including MediaCityUK, The Imperial War Museum North, The Lowry, Manchester United, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester Waters and the City Centre.

Visit Transport for Greater Manchester to find out more about the Metrolink Trafford Park Line.

The arrival of the Metrolink Trafford Park line at TraffordCity not only makes travel to The Trafford Centre easier and greener, it also connects us to other key visitor attractions in the area.

Caroline Aikman
Marketing Manager
The Trafford Centre

Strategically linked

City Gateway

City Gateway is an important strategic investment corridor which runs from the west of Manchester along the A57 connecting the Port of Salford, AJ Bell Stadium, City Airport and Heliport, Trafford Waters, TraffordCity and with the enhanced Trafford Park Metrolink tram line, connects, MediaCityUK and Manchester Waters, into the heart of the city centre.

These projects are not only strengthening the TraffordCity proposition but are supercharging the North West economy through the creation of enhanced transport links, employment opportunities and places to live.

Port Salford

Port Salford will be the UK’s first tri-modal inland port which will be served by ship, rail and road. This ground breaking development will include an inland
port and warehousing facility, container terminal and distribution park.

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More to discover...

Port Salford

Blog | 24 Feb

Port Salford: The UK’s first tri-modal inland waterway port

Port Salford: The UK’s first tri-modal inland waterway port

Port Salford at TraffordCity is proposed to be the UK’s first tri-modal inland waterway port which will be served by ship, rail and road.

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Bridgewater Way cycle and walking path

News | 14 Feb

£3.2 million scheme to improve sustainable travel to RHS Garden Bridgewater

£3.2 million scheme to improve sustainable travel to RHS Garden Bridgewater

Work has started on a scheme to improve walking and cycling links between RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley, TraffordCity and other local facilities.

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TraffordCity from the air

Blog | 17 Dec

Reflecting on 2020 – a year of investment, development & change in TraffordCity

Reflecting on 2020 – a year of investment, development & change in TraffordCity

We take a look back over the past 12 months to reflect on the change, development and investment in the area.

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Diamond Buses

News | 13 Oct '20

New and improved buses are coming to TraffordCity

New and improved buses are coming to TraffordCity

Diamond Buses are delivering an enhanced bus service to TraffordCity opening up opportunities for new employment, shopping and leisure trips.

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Metrolink

News | 9 Mar '20

Metrolink Trafford Park Line has opened, enhancing connectivity to TraffordCity

Metrolink Trafford Park Line has opened, enhancing connectivity to TraffordCity

Trafford Park Line has now opened.

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Therme artists impression

Blog | 19 Dec '19

TraffordCity enters a new exciting phase

TraffordCity enters a new exciting phase

TraffordCity is on the cusp of great things following Therme and Peel L&P’s plans to create a £200m health and wellbeing resort

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Metrolink TRAFFORDCITY tram

News | 18 Mar '19

Metrolink produce Trafford Park line video showing the new route

Metrolink produce Trafford Park line video showing the new route

New video shows the route Metrolink trams will take through Trafford Park from the existing stop at Pomona to intu Trafford Centre.

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