water taxi

Manchester Water Taxi offers traffic-free travel in Greater Manchester

  • 'Waxis' offer 'stress free and quieter' alternative to train and tram
  • Manchester Water Taxi runs daily services to Trafford Centre and Media City
  • Night time service also launched between Deansgate and Salford Quays

A company is offering a unique way for commuters and tourists to travel in Greater Manchester – via water taxi

The Manchester Water Taxi, also known as ‘waxi’, was launched by enterpreneur Steve Cadell last year to provide public transport between the city centre and Media City in Salford.

Its popularity has soared over the past year, as commuters and tourists alike are using the water taxi as a stress free and quieter alternative to the train or tram.

Taking a ride on a waxi, the Jones family from Audenshaw said: “It is a less stressful way of travelling with young children and also good value for money.”

The water taxis run daily services to the Trafford Centre, Salford Quays, Media City and Old Trafford from Deansgate and Spinningfields.

The Swindle family from Lancaster said: “It was our first time using the water taxi service. We used the water taxi because it is a unique way of seeing some of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks. We’d definitely use the water taxi again.”

In September, the Manchester water taxi launched a new night time service between Deansgate and Salford Quays, which has been hailed as a success for linking two of Greater Manchester’s most exciting night scenes.

Joe and Hannah Thomson from Castlefield said: “We regularly use the water taxi, especially since the night time service was launched last month, as its extremely conveniant after a night out in Salford Quays.”