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Getting to our events

Unless specified, all our MRC Events are held at our prestigious campus at MediaCity UK.

MediaCity UK is close to one of the most comprehensive transport infrastructures in the country, so getting here won’t be a problem.

When travelling to MediaCity UK please try to use public transport wherever possible. Download the MediaCityUK map (PDF)


  • Runs every six minutes in both directions between Manchester Piccadilly and MediaCityUK
  • Only 15 minutes between MediaCityUK and Manchester Piccadilly by tram


  • The CityConnect number 50, operated by Stagecoach, runs every 10-15 minutes from Manchester city centre via the University of Salford’s main Peel Park campus and Salford Shopping Centre, between 7am and 11pm, Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 6pm at the weekend. Staff and students can travel free between the main University campus and MediaCityUK on production of their University ID cards. For more details on the timetable and route, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website
  • The X50 runs every 15 minutes from Manchester city centre to the Trafford Centre via Salford Quays. MediaCity UK is just a few minutes’ walk from the Imperial War Museum stop on Trafford Wharf Road, via footbridge over the Manchester Ship Canal. For timetable details visit operator Stagecoach’s website


  • There are over 300 cycle bays across the MediaCity UK site.


  • For those who need to travel by car, a new link road with the M602 motorway will give drivers the option to approach MediaCity UK from either end of Broadway. The M602 provides onward linkages to major routes leading in all directions.
  • Secure parking is available in the Lowry Outlet multi-storey car park.


  • First Taxis can be contacted on 0161 930 8888
  • 1010 Taxis (private hire) can be contacted on 0161 793 / 794 1010
  • There is also a taxi rank outside of the Lowry.


Update 07/06/2016 – Metrolink Maintenance Work

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have announced that essential maintenance work will be carried out at various locations along the Metrolink Eccles line this summer.

From 26 June 2016, sections of worn track – now 16 years old – will be replaced. The lengths of rail involved are predominantly embedded curves, often situated within the highway and they need replacing now to ensure the continued safe and reliable running of Metrolink services along the line.

In order to complete the work as efficiently as possible, services on the line will close for approximately nine weeks – although services from Deansgate-Castlefield to MediaCityUK are expected to resume in early August.

The works will be completed in stages and the length of time required to complete each stage will vary from one to four weeks. Exact dates for each phase are currently being finalised and we will post the full update to our website in advance of the closure coming into effect. Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.

In order to minimise disruption, the contractor will avoid carrying out any work overnight as far as possible, TfGM have worked closely with Urban Vision to co-ordinate the traffic management measures required in order to avoid, where possible, the need for any full road closures.

Throughout the work, a bus replacement service will be in operation and will call at all affected stops except Pomona and train services from Eccles and Patricroft rail stations to/from the Manchester city centre will operate as normal.

Walking routes will be sign-posted and dedicated shuttle bus services will run between Manchester city centre and Cornbrook – in addition to the bespoke replacement bus service provided on the Eccles line. Information will be provided at Metrolink stops this week to help passengers plan and prepare for the changes.

Further information is available at: