Sustainable Travel > Tram

The Greater Manchester tram network (Metrolink) spans across the city, with lines from Bury to Altrincham and from Manchester city centre to Eccles.

A new line to Chorlton has recently opened with future expansion ongoing across the area.


Our exciting new campus at MediaCityUK has a Metrolink tram stop directly outside the main entrance making it extremely convenient to travel there by tram.

There are direct services to Eccles and Manchester city centre are available from the MediaCityUK stop. Those travelling to Bury, Altrincham or Chorlton can change at Cornbrook.

The MediaCityUK site is also well served by the City Connect 50 service which is FREE for staff and students between MediaCityUK and the main University campus.

Metrolink is offering University of Salford employees a 10% discount off the price of an annual season ticket. An annual season ticket not only saves you time and money, it also provides unlimited travel between two chosen stops on weekdays and weekends. No more queuing to buy tickets - a season ticket can be used as many times as you like for work or leisure.





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If you are a permanent University of Salford employee, or have a contract for at least 12 months, you also have the option of purchasing a season ticket through the season ticket loan scheme, which enables you to spread the cost of the ticket over a 9 month period.

For more information please see the Finance Department's Season Ticket Loan Scheme page.


Metrolink homepage The main page for Metrolink within the TfGM website
Metrolink network map Map of the network
Metrolink ticket info

Ticket information

Metrolink future development See the plans for the expansion of the network
Transport for Greater Manchester General source of local transport info