One of the big attractions of our MediaCity serviced offices is how close they are to the Metrolink line running through Salford Quays – and with recent changes to how Greater Manchester tram tickets are priced, our serviced offices in MediaCity are even more of a gateway to locations right across the city.
Since January, Metrolink ticket prices have been based not on making a specific journey from one stop to another, but instead on zones, including a small central Zone 1 in the city, Zone 2 which includes the surrounding area, and Zones 3 and 4 for the outer suburbs and terminal towns.
MediaCity – including our serviced offices on Clippers Quay and also our nearby Exchange Quay serviced offices in Salford Quays – all falls within Zone 2, which means a Zone 1+2 Metrolink ticket will cover trips into the city and back out as far as several valuable destinations:
- Stretford and Old Trafford
- Chorlton and St Werburgh’s Road
- Barlow Moor Road
- Bowker Vale on the Bury line
- Newton Heath and Moston
- Edge Lane on the Ashton line
Zone 2 includes the entire Eccles line beyond MediaCity, as well as all of Salford Quays, and crucially that not only means clear ticket prices for many of your own journeys across the city, but also for anyone paying you a visit via the city centre.
A record-breaking network
The changes to ticket pricing follow record-breaking pre-Christmas passenger numbers across the Metrolink network, which served nearly four million journeys in November alone.
On average each year, more than 42.5 million journeys are made on Metrolink, and in 2018 reliability stood at 99.3% on the UK’s largest light rail system.
In 2020 the new Trafford Park Line is due to open, further increasing services through Trafford Park, Europe’s largest trading estate.
This will give even greater access to over 1,300 businesses in the area, with a combined workforce of more than 35,000 people, as well as out as far as the intu Trafford Centre.
As the opening of the new line approaches, 27 brand new trams will join the current fleet of 120 vehicles, allowing the network to cope with demand during peak times.
We expect to see demand for office space in Trafford Park to increase as the new services come online – making our serviced office space in Salford Quays a great way to get ahead of the competition.
Both our Exchange Quay offices and Clippers Quay offices are just a short walk from their nearest tram stop, so you won’t have to brave the Mancunian weather for long or wait more than a few minutes to start your commute home at the end of a long day.
Metrolink has become a major achievement in Greater Manchester’s public transport mix – from Altrincham, Didsbury and Manchester Airport right through the city centre to Bury, Rochdale and Ashton-under-Lyne – and our serviced office space in MediaCity and Salford Quays puts you right at the heart of this network.