The new bus service linking the University to MediaCityUK, called ‘Salford QuaysLink’ has started this week.
The service operates between Salford Crescent station, Salford Shopping City and Salford Quays on a 10-minute frequency during the day Monday-Friday and every 15 minutes in the evening and on weekends.
For staff and students of the University, the service is free on production of a University ID card. All other passengers will pay a flat fare of £1 or £1.60 for a day ticket.
The service, operated under a joint funding agreement between Salford City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and the University, provides a high frequency, sustainable method of getting to and from our exciting new facility at MediaCityUK on Salford Quays – you can just ‘turn-up-and-go’ on weekdays due to the 10-minute frequency.
The service will provide an efficient interchange between rail at Salford Crescent, Metrolink at Salford Quays or other bus services at Salford Shopping City. It will also enhance accessibility in terms of getting to these key destinations in the area and reducing the need to use the car – particularly as it’s free!!
The vehicles for the service are the same hybrid buses that are used on the Metroshuttle services in Manchester city centre and produce less emissions than standard buses. The buses are brand new, very comfortable to travel on and even have onboard flatscreens displaying useful info on the local area.
The Environment & Sustainability team will be having a trip on the new service later in the week so look out for the article!
For more info the Salford QuaysLink page at Transport for Greater Manchester.