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Please note the entrances for the Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at MRI have now moved across the site to make way for the redevelopment of MRI’s ED – known as Project RED. For more information and opening times for the UTC click here

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and University Dental Hospital of Manchester are all part of our Oxford Road Campus hospitals within close proximity of the city centre.

We strongly recommend using active travel or public transport to get to any of our Oxford Road Campus hospitals. Our hospitals are in dense urban locations where roads are busy, and parking is often oversubscribed. All our hospitals are served by public transport and other community and sustainable transport options.

For information about public transport services please contact Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on 0161 244 1000. Their lines are open between 7.00 am and 8.00 pm on Monday to Friday, and from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on weekends and bank holidays, you can also visit their website.

You can plan your journey by any mode of transport using the TfGM journey planning tool.

Walk

Walking is an excellent, low cost, way to get some exercise into a busy schedule. Whether you’re walking the whole way, to a bus stop, Metrolink or train station, the steps add up.

Our Oxford Road Campus hospitals are very well connected to the rest of the city. Walking at an average pace, it is about a 30 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly, or 20 minutes from Manchester Oxford Road Station.

Cycle

We have cycle racks to lock your bike up outside all our Oxford Road Campus hospitals. Please note, all users leave their bikes at their own risk and the Trust is not liable for stolen or damaged bikes.

Visit Cycle Streets for a personalised cycling map and directions to our site.

Alternatively, you could use the new Bee Network bike hire scheme, operated by Beryl. For more information see the scheme website. There are docking stations for hire bikes outside our campus on Oxford Road, please download the official Beryl bike app to access the hire scheme.

Bus

Our Oxford Road Campus hospitals are very well served by buses.

Within the hospital campus, there are bus stops on The Boulevard, which has both the 18 bus service to Langley and the Vantage V1 and V2 to Leigh and Atherton. Please click here for live departures.

A number of bus routes from across Manchester stop directly outside the Hospital on Oxford Road with buses every few minutes.

For live departures for northbound services (towards Manchester City Centre), please click either: Bus Stop E or near Royal Infirmary

For live departures for southbound services (away from Manchester City Centre), please click either: Bus Stop F or adjacent Royal Infirmary

TfGM also provides this summary of which buses serve the Oxford Road site, and the journey times to our hospitals.

Park and Ride

We recognise that people come from all over Manchester to our hospitals, and access by car can often be difficult. We have two ‘Park and Ride’ services linking our Oxford Road Campus hospitals to the Wythenshawe and Trafford Hospital sites.

The buses run Monday-Friday (not including UK bank holidays). Staff travel free with a valid Trust ID badge. Patients and visitors can use the service for £1 (cash only) during off-peak hours (10.30 am-3.00 pm).

Trafford Shuttle Bus

The Trafford-Oxford Road shuttle bus departs from Bus Stop A on Moorside Road and arrives at the bus stop located opposite St Mary’s Hospital on the Boulevard, Oxford Road Campus.

You can view the timetables here:

Oxford Road – Trafford

Trafford – Oxford Road

Wythenshawe Shuttle Times

The Wythenshawe-Oxford Road Shuttle bus departs from the bus layby between Entrance 5 and 6 at Wythenshawe Hospital and arrives at the bus stop located opposite St Mary’s Hospital on the Boulevard, Oxford Road Campus.

You can view the timetables here:

Oxford Road – Wythenshawe

Wythenshawe – Oxford Road

Train

Our nearest railway stations are Manchester Oxford Road, and Manchester Piccadilly. Both are a short walk, cycle, or bus ride from the Oxford Road Campus hospitals.

Live departures and arrivals from Manchester Oxford Road can be seen here on the National Rail Enquiries website.

Live departures and arrivals from Manchester Piccadilly can be seen here on the National Rail Enquiries website.

Tram

Our nearest tram stop is at St Peter’s Square at the northern end of Oxford Road, a short walk, cycle, or bus ride from our Oxford Road location.

Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester site for details of trams to and from St Peter’s Square.

Car

As a city centre location on one of the busiest roads in the region, parking can be in high demand at our main site so please allow time to find a space when you arrive. Car parking for patients and visitors at our Oxford Road Campus hospitals is located in one of our two multi-storey car parks located at either Grafton Street or Hathersage Road. Each of these car parks provide parking for patient, visitor and staff car parking and operates a pay on foot system where customers make their payment for parking on exiting the car park.

For personalised directions to Grafton Street, please click here and enter your starting location.

For personalised directions to Hathersage Road, please click here and enter your starting location.

  • Electric Vehicle Charging

We have a small number of electric vehicle charging points for public use in our car parks.

There are four sockets on the ground floor of the Grafton Street car park, which use the Mer platform, and users are currently charged 28p per kWh if they are a member of Mer, or 30p per kWh for pay as you go. For more information about Mer and how to become a member, please view their website.

There are two sockets in the Hathersage Road car park on the Be.EV network. The Be.EV tariffs are currently 46p per kWh for members or 49p per kWh for non-members.

We do not guarantee access to a charging point, and users are also required to pay the relevant parking fees and follow fair usage guidelines. If you want to find nearby charging units, please look at the TfGM electric travel website.

For more information about car parking at the Oxford Road Campus hospitals, please click here.

Accessibility & Specialist requirements

View access information for each of our sites (availability of accessible lifts, low payment counters, assisted access entrances etc.).

If you have any accessibility enquiries or special requirements such as help with visual impairment, hearing, language, or communication matters, please ask a member of staff for assistance or contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) The PALS team can provide information about NHS services and other sources of help such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau and support you through an anxious time. They also give a voice to patients’ issues, help to identify gaps in services and report to the Trust Board. Contact the team by email pals@mft.nhs.uk or call 0161 276 8686.  You can also download a copy of the PALS leaflet or an easy-read version of our PALS leaflet.

Accessible Transport Guide

  • Transport for Sick Children

Transport for Sick Children is a registered charity working throughout Greater Manchester and helping children to reach their hospital appointments.

Please visit the Transport for Sick Children website or email: to@transportforsickchildren.org, or call 0161 432 7800

  • Ring and Ride

Ring and Ride is a door-to-door accessible minibus service for people of all ages who find it difficult to use ordinary public transport. For more information, please visit the TfGM Ring and Ride website or call 0161 200 6011

  • Travel vouchers

Travel vouchers are for people who are not able to use ordinary buses, trains or Metrolink and have serious walking difficulties or are registered blind. They can be used to pay for taxis and for travel on accessible bus services such as Ring and Ride and Community transport. For more information, please visit the TfGM Travel Vouchers website or call 0161 244 1000

  • Community transport

Local Link is a service which allows passengers within certain areas of Greater Manchester to book door-to-door journeys. Please visit the Local Link TfGM website for more information.

  • Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

If you’re referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). For more information, please visit the HTCS website.