Next stop Exchange Square!

About Exchange Square tram stop

The stop opening marks the first stage of the transformational Metrolink Second City Crossing, a new tram line through the heart of the city.
Right in the heart of the busy shopping and leisure district, the new Exchange Square stop brings visitors to the door of Manchester Arndale and near the major retail outlets, the Corn Exchange, Printworks, The National Football Museum and – during December – the Christmas Markets.

When the line fully opens in 2017, the £165 million Second City Crossing will allow more frequent, reliable services to run right through the city, calling at transformed and newly built stops at Deansgate-Castlefield, St Peter’s Square, Exchange Square and Victoria Station.

Passengers can now benefit from a six-minute daytime service between Shaw and Crompton, Oldham and Exchange Square from Monday to Saturday, with a less frequent service on Sundays. The new Exchange Square stop is fully accessible with ramped access, ticket machines, smart card readers, passenger emergency facilities and a PA system. 

For detailed Metrolink service information, visit or call Metrolink Customer Services on 0161 205 2000. Follow @MCRMetrolink on Twitter for live updates. The new Second City Crossing line will start at St Peter’s Square and run down Princess Street, along Cross Street and Corporation Street, through Exchange Square and into Manchester Victoria station. For information and regular updates on the transformational Second City Crossing programme, visit