Park and Ride

With plenty of Metrolink Park & Ride car parks across the network, it’s easy to park up and hop on the tram for a hassle free journey in and around Greater Manchester.

Parking at tram stops is FREE for our Metrolink customers, the only cost is the tram fare. It’s likely the cost of your ticket will be less than your normal parking charges too!
 
Metrolink Park and Ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service. For more information on tram times, please click here.
 
Overnight Parking Trial
 
Ordinarily overnight parking is not permitted at Metrolink Park & Ride sites. However, from Friday 4 December 2015 until Saturday 5 March 2016, Metrolink is relaxing the overnight parking restrictions at selected Park and Ride sites on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
More than 2,500 parking spaces will be available for Metrolink customers at 15 stops during the trial period. Customers must collect their car before 12 noon the following day. Overnight parking is being introduced at larger Metrolink car parks only – e.g. those with 30 or more spaces – this is to ensure daytime Metrolink customers can still find a space at smaller car parks.
 
The Park & Ride car parks participating in the overnight parking trial are: Brooklands, Stretford, Navigation Road, Bury, Crumpsall, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Whitefield, East Didsbury, Ladywell, Hollinwood, Oldham Mumps, Rochdale Rail Station, Derker and Shaw and Crompton stops. These are shown on the map below.
 
During the trial period, customers will be asked for feedback about their experiences as part of a full evaluation that will consider the demand for overnight parking and any operational issues. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact customer services on 0161 244 1000.
 
Full terms and conditions for the overnight parking trial can be found here.
 
 

Locations

 

How do I plan my trip

First check if there is convenient station or stop near you using the map above. If you need more information about times and tickets call Traveline 0871 200 22 33 (Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge) or use our journey planner.

Which ticket shall I buy?

If you park and ride from a Greater Manchester rail station the most economical ticket is a day return. Rail tickets are cheaper after 9.30am on weekdays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Tickets are available from staffed stations or ticket machines, otherwise pay on the train. If you are going to Manchester then your rail ticket allows you to use Metrolink trams free in the city centre.

To find out about other rail tickets, including Rail Ranger and Evening Ranger tickets click here.

If you park and ride from a Metrolink tram stop the most economical ticket will be a return. Metrolink tickets are cheaper after 9.30am on weekdays and all day on day Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

To find out about other Metrolink tickets, including MetroMax day and family tickets click here.

 


Terms and conditions for Park and Ride trial extension of permitted car parking hours
 
  1. These terms and conditions are applicable for all Park and Ride sites included in the trial extension of permitted car parking hours commencing on Friday 4 December 2015.

  2. The trial will only apply to Brooklands, Stretford, Navigation Road, Bury, Crumpsall, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Whitefield, East Didsbury, Ladywell, Hollinwood, Oldham Mumps, Rochdale Rail Station, Derker and Shaw and Crompton stops.

  3. During the trial period, the following extended hours will apply for permitted parking:

    a ) 
     Customers parking a vehicle on a Friday will have to remove it before 12 noon on Saturday; and

    b)   Customers parking a vehicle on a Saturday will have to remove it before 12 noon on Sunday.

  4.  All customers must remove their vehicles before the end of the tram services on Sunday to Thursday.

  5. During the trial, customers must note that they are not permitted to park a vehicle continuously for the duration of the weekend.

  6. The trial period is 4 December 2015 to Saturday 5 March 2016 and this includes the following Bank Holidays: Friday 25 December ; Monday 28 December 2015; Friday 1 January 2016.

  7. The following special arrangements will apply over the Christmas period:

    a)   There are no passenger services on Friday 25 December 2015;

    b)   Customers parking a vehicle on Thursday 24 December 2015 must remove it by 12 noon on Saturday 26 December 2015;

    c)   Customers parking a vehicle on Saturday 26 December 2015 must remove it by 12 noon on Sunday 27 December 2015; and

    d)   Customers parking a vehicle on Sunday 27 December 2015 must remove it by 12 noon on Monday 28 December 2015.

  8. The car parks included in the trial will be monitored and penalty fines will be enforced for vehicles identified as being in breach of the above terms and conditions.

  9. All vehicles and property are left in the carparks at their owners risk and no liability will be accepted for damage, loss or theft. 

  10. Metrolink reserves the right to change or update its Park and Ride terms and conditions at any time during the trial period. This includes the right to withdraw any or all sites from the trial without notice.

  11. Customers must note that not all Metrolink Park and Ride sites are included in the trial. The sites not included in the trial will be subject to the usual terms and conditions which state that Metrolink Park and Ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service and overnight parking is not permitted.

  12. Customers who have any queries in relation to the terms and conditions for the trial extension of permitted parking can contact TfGM Customer Services telephone line on 0161 244 1000 or email  customer.relations@tfgm.com.