Service Update

Upcoming events likely to cause disruption 29/03/2022 10:41:37

Industrial action on rail services

 

TransPennine Express customers are being asked to plan carefully for travel on Sunday 27 March after the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers union announced plans for its conductors to hold industrial action.

 

An amended timetable will be in pace on this date, which will see a significant reduction in available services. 

 

The RMT has also announced further planned strike action by its TPE conductors on the following dates:

  • Sunday 3 April
  • Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 April
  • Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May
  • Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 June

 

Metrolink works

 

Planned improvement works will take place on Metrolink in March and April.

 

These works affect various different lines: 

  • From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 March work will take place on the network. Services on the Ashton line will not operate. Replacement bus services will be in operation. 
  • From Monday 4 to Friday 29 April work will take place on the Eccles line. No services will operate between MediaCityUK and Eccles. Replacement bus services will be in operation. 
  • On Sunday 10 April work will take place on the Bury line. No services will operate between Bury and Whitefield. Replacement bus services will be in operation. 
  • On Sunday 24 April work will take place on the Rochdale line. No services will operate between Freehold and Rochdale Town Centre. Replacement bus services will be in operation. 

 

Major upcoming events

 

The main events taking place over the next four weeks are:

  • Hans Zimmer Live at the AO Arena - 6pm Thursday 24 March
  • Planet Earth II - Live in Concert at the AO Arena - 6pm Friday 25 March
  • M56 Closure - Friday 25 to Monday 28 March
  • Manchester United Women v Everton Women at Old Trafford - 12.30pm Sunday 27 March
  • The War of The Worlds at AO Arena - 6pm Friday 1 April
  • Manchester United v Leicester - 5.30pm Saturday 2 April
  • Royal Blood at AO Arena - 6pm Saturday 2 April
  • Manchester Marathon - Sunday 3 April
  • Manchester City v Liverpool - Saturday 10 April
  • Bastille at AO Arena - 6pm Friday 8 April
  • GHOST at AO Arena - 6pm Saturday 9 April
  • The Masked Singer Live at AO Arena - 5.30pm Sunday 10 April
  • Premier League Darts at AO Arena - 5.30pm Thursday 14 April
  • Dua Lipa at the AO Arena - 5.30pm Friday 15 April
  • Manchester United v Norwich - 3pm Saturday 16 April
  • Boxing at the AO Arena - 4pm Saturday 16 April
  • Andre Rieu & The Johann Strauss Orchestra - 6.30pm Wednesday 20 April
  • Manchester City v Watford - 3pm Saturday 23 April
  • Craig David at AO Arena - 6pm Saturday 23 April
  • Manchester United v Brentford - 8pm Monday 2 May

New events added to the calendar

 

The major new events added to the calendar this week include:

  • Manchester City's Champions League fixture vs Atletico Madrid on Tuesday 5 April.
  • Manchester City's Premier League fixture vs Liverpool on Sunday 10 April.
  • Chris Rock at AO Arena on Sunday 15 May 2022.
  • Europa Boxing at AO Arena on Friday 17 June 2022.
  • Richard Ashcroft at AO Arena on Friday 14 October 2022.
  • Florence + The Machine at AO Arena on Tuesday 22 November 2022.
  • Additional events added at the O2 Victoria Warehouse, O2 Apollo, O2 Ritz, Manchester Academy, Bridgewater Hall, Stockport Plaza, The Lowry, Albert Hall and the Palace Theatre.   

 

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