Exchange Quay tram stop

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Exchange Quay
Exchange Quay tram stop in November 2018.
Exchange Quay is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Exchange Quay
Exchange Quay
Location of Exchange Quay in Greater Manchester
PlaceSalford Quays
Local authoritySalford
Coordinates53°28′04″N 2°16′57″W / 53.4677°N 2.2824°W / 53.4677; -2.2824Coordinates: 53°28′04″N 2°16′57″W / 53.4677°N 2.2824°W / 53.4677; -2.2824
Grid referenceSJ813968
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone2
Present statusIn operation
Original operatorMetrolink
Opened12 June 1999

Exchange Quay is a tram stop on the Eccles Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system. It is located in the Salford Quays area, in North West England, and opened on 12 June 1999 as part of Phase 2 of the system's expansion. The stop serves the Exchange Quay office complex and the surrounding area and is often used as a stop for Old Trafford football stadium.

Exchange Quay[edit]

The station serves the Exchange Quay office complex in Salford Quays and the surrounding area.[1] The complex, owned by Hunter Property Fund Management,[2] consists of six office buildings, a gym, several car parks, and a retail area.[1] Due to the station's close proximity to Old Trafford football stadium it is frequently used on match-days by fans using the Eccles and MediaCityUK services.[3]


Service pattern[edit]

  • 12 minute service to Etihad Campus (peak).
  • 12 minute service to MediaCityUK (peak).
  • 12 minute service to Eccles (via MediaCityUK at offpeak times).
  • 12 minute service to Ashton-under-Lyne.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Exchange Quay station is served by Arriva North West services 71 and 73, which stop outside the station on Ordsall Lane. The service runs to Clifton via Pendleton and Swinton and to Manchester Shudehill Interchange. Arriva service 70 also serves the station on Sundays, which also runs to Manchester and to Clifton, although via Eccles. Arriva service 245 starts/ends its journeys at Exchange Quay and runs throughout the day Monday–Saturdays to Altrincham via Trafford Centre, Flixton, Urmston, Stretford and Sale

The station is also served by services stopping on Trafford Road. First Greater Manchester service 53, which runs to Pendleton and to Cheetham Hill via Rusholme, Gorton and Harpurhey, while Arriva service 79 runs to Swinton via Ordsall and Pendleton and to Stretford via Old Trafford.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Exchange Quay – Brochure" (PDF). Hunter. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. ^ "US investors in £30m Exchange Quay Deal". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Metrolink - Walking route to Old Trafford" (PDF). Metrolink. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

External links[edit]

Media related to Exchange Quay Metrolink station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Eccles
Eccles – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
towards MediaCityUK
MediaCityUK – Etihad Campus Line
towards Etihad Campus