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Partial closure of Portland Street, Manchester city centre


Road users are being advised that part of Portland Street in Manchester city centre will be closed during quiet periods over the next week to enable essential highways improvement work to be carried out.

Portland Street is to be closed between Sackville Street and New York Street from 8am-6pm on Sunday 1 November.
During this closure, access will be maintained to Chinatown and other surrounding areas via signed diversion routes.
The following bus services using Portland Street will be diverted:
• 12, 15, 18, 26, 33, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 84, 85, 86, 99, 101, 104, 105, 109, 111, 130, 142, 143, 250, 251, 255, 256, 263, Metroshuttle 1, A40 Terravision, X34, X41 Altrincham, X41 Blackburn, X43, X50, X57.

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Between 8am and 6pm on Sunday a free shuttle service will run every 15 minutes between Piccadilly Gardens (Stand P) and Albert Square.

Passengers using services 12, 26, 36 and 37 which have been displaced from Piccadilly to Shudehill during the closure will be able to use Metrolink replacement bus services between Shudehill and Piccadilly Gardens.

There will also be a series of weekday night-time closures:
• 9pm Monday 2 November until 6am Tuesday 3 November
• 9pm Wednesday 4 November until 6am Thursday 5 November
• 9pm on Thursday 5 November until 6am on Friday 6 November

During these closures, access will be maintained to Chinatown and other surrounding areas via signed diversion routes.
The night-time closures will affect the following bus services:
• 12, 15, 18, 26, 33, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 63, 85, 86, 101, 104, 105, 109, 111, 142, 143, 157, 250, 251, 255, 256, 263, A40 Terravision, X41 Blackburn, X43, X50, National Express services.

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During the hours of these night-time road closures only (9pm – 6am on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights) Metrolink will allow bus passengers using services 12, 26, 36 and 37 to travel between Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill stops.

The closures are in place to enable resurfacing work to take place along the road as part of the cross city bus priority package, designed to improve transport links across Manchester by creating quicker, more punctual and more reliable bus services along key routes across Greater Manchester.

For more information about the scheme visit www.tfgm.com/buspriority.

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