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.
 

Weekend overnight Parking

Ordinarily overnight parking is not permitted at Metrolink Park & Ride sites. However, at certain stops, overnight parking is permitted on Friday and Saturday nights.

Customers must collect their car before 12 noon the following day.

The Park & Ride sites where overnight parking is permitted 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.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact customer services on 0161 205 2000.

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 new-look journey planner for Greater Manchester (opens in a new browser window).

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 & Ride permitted car parking hours
  1. These terms and conditions are applicable for the following Park & Ride sites: 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.
  2. 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.
  3. All customers must remove their vehicles before the end of the tram services on Sunday to Thursday.
  4. Customers must note that they are not permitted to park a vehicle continuously for the duration of the weekend.
  5. The car parks included will be monitored and parking charge notices issued for vehicles identified as being in breach of the above terms and conditions.
  6. All vehicles and property are left in the carparks at their owners risk and no liability will be accepted for damage, loss or theft. 
  7. Metrolink reserves the right to change or update its Park & Ride terms and conditions at any time. This includes the right to withdraw any or all sites without notice.
  8. Customers must note that not all Metrolink Park & Ride sites are included. The sites not included will be subject to the usual terms and conditions which state that Metrolink Park & Ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service and overnight parking is not permitted. 

Customers who have any queries in relation to the terms and conditions for  permitted parking can contact TfGM Customer Services telephone line on 0161 205 2000 or email customer.relations@tfgm.com.