Getting around is made much simpler by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). The city region’s fully integrated transport system makes all parts of Manchester easily accessible.
Manchester has an extensive bus network which runs regular services to all parts of the city region, including Manchester Airport. Most services congregate around the central terminus at Piccadilly Gardens with routes going outwards from this focal point, making getting to the rest of the city region easy.
Getting around the city centre of Manchester couldn’t be easier with the free Metroshuttle bus services running at regular intervals throughout the day. Serving three separate routes around the city centre, the Metroshuttle connects the major train and metrolink stations, main car parks, shopping and leisure areas of the city, making inner-city transport convenient and eco friendly.
Manchester Central coach station has recently undergone a £35 million refurbishment and is situated at the heart of the conurbation. Coaches operate national routes from here with National Express, the station’s major operator, serving 1,200 destinations across the UK.
Metrolink is an on street light rail system and has been designed to play a major part of an integrated transport system for Manchester city region offering passengers a flexible, reliable and easy way to get around the city centre and outer regions.
Manchester Ship Canal is a major inland waterway that stretches from central Manchester out to the deep sea port at Liverpool. Annually, the canal handles 8.2 million tonnes of cargo with port facilities based in Trafford Park, Europe’s largest industrial estate. New investment plans include a multi modal terminal offering rail, highway and water links to all parts of the North West, making significant cost savings to transport frieight from Far East markets rather than via southern coastal ports.