Christmas services 22 December 2014 to 2 January 2015

Traveline
If you are travelling by public transport over the Christmas holidays you may face some disruption due to the holiday service changes. Before travelling, please phone Traveline to check your journey, on 0871 200 22 33 open 7am to 8pm Mon-Fri & 8am to 8pm Sat/Sun.
 
Our Christmas Opening hours are:
 
Christmas Eve - 8am to 6pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - 9am to 4pm
New Year’s Eve - 8am to 7pm
New Year’s Day - Closed
 
(Calls cost 10p per minute landline and mobile service providers may add additional tariff charge).

Below is a summary of public transport services running during the holiday period. The summary is also available in this pdf leaflet.
 
Buses
 
Please check timetable details before travelling during the period shown.
 
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December
Most services will run normal timetables. Stagecoach Manchester will run a modified Monday to Friday timetable (similar to summer holidays).
 
Wednesday 24 December, Christmas Eve
Most services will run modified timetables. Stagecoach will run a modified Monday to Friday timetable (similar to summer holidays). From 6pm onwards buses will stop running.
 
Thursday 25 December, Christmas Day
No services except Stagecoach bus 43 (special timetable) running between Manchester city centre and Manchester Airport.
 
Friday 26 December, Boxing Day
Arriva, First, Stagecoach and South Lancs Travel will run a special or Sunday timetable on some services.
 
Saturday 27 December
Normal Saturday services.
 
Sunday 28 December
Normal Sunday services.
 
Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 December
Most services will run modified timetables. Stagecoach will run a modified Monday to Friday timetable (similar to summer holidays).
 
Wednesday 31 December, New Year’s Eve
Most services will run modified timetables. Stagecoach will run a modified Monday to Friday timetable (similar to summer holidays). From 6pm onwards buses will stop running.
Some special services will run until 4am on New Year’s Day morning.
 
Thursday 1 January, New Year’s Day
Arriva and Stagecoach will run services on some routes with special timetables.
 
Friday 2 January
Most services will run modified timetables. Stagecoach will run a modified Monday to Friday timetable (similar to summer holidays).
Normal bus services will resume on Saturday 3 January.

Manchester Metroshuttle
 
Manchester city centre’s free Metroshuttle buses will run every day except Christmas Day. During the Christmas holiday period, Metroshuttle buses will run as normal except where shown. 
 
Thursday 25 December, Christmas Day
No services.
 
Friday 26 December, Boxing Day, Thursday 1 January, New Year’s Day
Metroshuttle 1 and 2 will run Sunday services. Metroshuttle 3 will not run.
On Mondays to Fridays throughout December and January the Metroshuttle 1 bus runs later, finishing at 9pm*.
 
*Except Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Friday 2 January.

Metrolink
 
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December
Normal weekday services.
 
Wednesday 24 December, Christmas Eve
Weekday services but with last trams leaving the city centre at 9pm.
 
Thursday 25 December, Christmas Day
No services.
 
Friday 26 December, Boxing Day
Saturday frequency but with Sunday start and finish times. Extra trams running on Altrincham and East Didsbury lines.
 
Saturday 27 December
Saturday services.
 
Sunday 28 December
Sunday services. Extra trams running on Ashton line serving Etihad Stadium.
 
Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 December
Saturday frequency but with last trams leaving the city centre at midnight.
 
Wednesday 31 December, New Year’s Eve
Saturday frequency with last trams leaving the city centre at 1am.
 
Thursday 1 January, New Year’s Day
Saturday frequency but with Sunday start and finish times. Extra trams running on Ashton line serving Etihad Stadium.
 
Friday 2 January
Normal Friday services.

Local trains
 
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December
Normal weekday services.
 
Wednesday 24 December, Christmas Eve
Weekday services with early finish from 8pm onwards.
 
Thursday 25 December, Christmas Day
No services.
 
Friday 26 December, Boxing Day
No services.
 
Saturday 27 December+
Saturday services. Some early morning trains will not run.
 
Sunday 28 December+
Sunday services.
 
Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 December
Weekday services.
 
Wednesday 31 December, New Year’s Eve
Weekday services with early finish from 8pm onwards on Northern Rail services.
 
Thursday 1 January, New Year’s Day
Weekday services. Some early morning trains will not run.
 
Friday 2 January
Normal weekday services.
 
+ On 27 and 28 December the West Coast Mainline is closed at Watford Junction. Please check before travelling. Contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk

Ring & Ride
 
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December
Normal weekday services.
 
Wednesday 24 December, Christmas Eve
Weekday services with early finish at around 9pm. We will try to meet requests received after this time.
 
Thursday 25 December, Christmas Day
No services.
 
Friday 26 December, Boxing Day
No services.
 
Saturday 27 December
Normal Saturday services.
 
Sunday 28 December
Normal Sunday services.
 
Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 December
Normal weekday services.
 
Wednesday 31 December, New Year’s Eve
Weekday services with early finish at around 9pm. We will try to meet requests received after this time.
 
Thursday 1 January, New Year’s Day
No service.
 
Friday 2 January
Normal weekday services.

Local Link
 
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December
Normal weekday services.
 
Wednesday 24 December, Christmas Eve
Weekday services with early finish at 9pm.
 
Thursday 25 December, Christmas Day
No services.
 
Friday 26 December, Boxing Day
No services.
 
Saturday 27 December
Normal Saturday services.
 
Sunday 28 December
Normal Sunday services.
 
Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 December
Normal weekday services.
 
Wednesday 31 December, New Year’s Eve
Weekday services with early finish at 9pm.
 
Thursday 1 January, New Year’s Day
No services.
 
Friday 2 January
Normal weekday services.

Travelshop opening times
 
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December
Bolton and Stockport: 8.30am – 1.15pm and 2pm – 4pm.
All other Travelshops have normal weekday opening times.
 
Wednesday 24 December, Christmas Eve
Altrincham: 6.40am – 5pm,
Piccadilly Gardens: 7am – 6pm.
All other Travelshops: 8.30am – 1.15pm and 2pm – 4pm.
 
Thursday 25 December, Christmas Day
All Travelshops are closed.
 
Friday 26 December, Boxing Day
All Travelshops are closed.
 
Saturday 27 December
Altrincham: 7.10am – 8.20pm,
Piccadilly Gardens: 7am – 6pm,
Shudehill: 7am – 5.30pm.
All other Travelshops: 8.30am – 1.15pm and 2pm – 4pm.
 
Sunday 28 December
Normal Sunday opening times.
 
Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 December
Normal weekday opening times.
 
Wednesday 31 December, New Year’s Eve
Altrincham: 6.40am – 5pm,
Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill: 7am – 4pm.
All other Travelshops: 8.30am – 1.15pm and 2pm – 4pm.
 
Thursday 1 January, New Year’s Day
Altrincham: 9.30am – 4.30pm.
All other Travelshops are closed.
 
Friday 2 January
Normal weekday opening times.