Manchester commuters warned to expect ‘disruption and route changes’, as unions plan march

By Mancunian Matters staff

Manchester commuters are being warned to plan for disruption, delays and route changes, as unions plan to march over pension cuts on Wednesday.

Transport for Greater Manchester is advising passengers and motorists to plan for disruption and changes to public transport as 3million are expected to take to the nation’s streets.

The march is set to start at 11.30am and will follow Liverpool Road, Deansgate, John Dalton Street, Princess Street, Portland Street, Oxford Street and Oxford Road, and will be followed by a rally at Whitworth Park.

The following bus services will be diverted from 10am as a result: 8, 12, 15, 16, 26, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 50, 73, 84, 85, 86, 99, 101, 104, 105, 109, 111, 130, 142, 143, 147, 197, 250, 255, 256, 263, X34, X41, X43, X50, X57 and Metroshuttles 1, 2 & 3.

Full details of diversions will be provided at stops and online at from Tuesday.

There is expected to be only minor disruption to Metrolink services, as staff will halt the march to allow trams to pass at the junction of Mosley Street and Princess Street. Regular service updates are provided on the Metrolink website:

Information about public transport services in Greater Manchester is available by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

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