Manchester water taxi to pick up from Spinningfields

Professionals at Spinningfields can now swap traffic jams for a fast and fun commute thanks to Manchester’s water taxi.

‘waxi’, the innovative transport network hit the waterways last November, ferrying passengers throughout the day, seven days a week along The Bridgewater Canal.

Due to the success of the initial route and demand for a greener way to travel between MediaCityUK and Spinningfields, Manchester Water Taxis has now launched.

Manchester based brand Henri Lloyd are partnering with Manchester Water Taxis, supplying the team with the latest in technical marine clothing to protect them from the elements this winter whilst operating on the Ship Canal.

Passengers will soon be able to hop on the Henri Lloyd at The Alchemist MediaCityUK and travel along the Manchester Ship Canal to the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel in Spinningfields in under 30 minutes.

Passengers travelling from MediaCityUK will be able to hop on the waxi at a newly created transport interchange between the water taxi, tram & bus every hour from 07:00. The Henri Lloyd will then depart Spinningfields every hour starting at 07:30.

Manchester Water Taxis founder Steven Cadwell said: “This additional route has been put in place to meet the demands of people wanting to travel between the hugely popular MediaCityUK at Salford Quays and Spinningfields, central Manchester.”

Newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham recently commented “I believe the water taxi has huge potential as a sustainable local transport solution using the waterways of Greater Manchester.”

Tickets can be bought in advance of the launch via their website manchesterwatertaxis.com or via their app which you can download by searching for ‘waxiMCR’.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant