Trafford commuters are being warned to expect delays after a bus crashed into a shop in Piccadilly Gardens.

No buses are operating at the interchange and the tram is not stopping at Piccadilly Gardens.

The 15 bus goes from Piccadilly Gardens to Flixton stopping at Hulme, Stretford and Urmston.

The 50 goes to the Trafford Centre through Trafford Park.

A police spokesperson urged people to avoid the area.

He said: "At around 1pm today police were called to reports of a collision involving a bus and a shop in Piccadilly Gardens. 

"Police alongside colleagues in the North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue have been in attendance.

"There are road closures in the area whilst emergency services remain at the scene dealing with the collision and officers from GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are in attendance.

"We would ask members of the public to avoid the area where possible whilst officers establish the full circumstances."

A Transport for Greater Manchester spokesperson said: "Due to an ongoing police incident involving a bus, Piccadilly Gardens is currently closed to all bus services.

"All buses are using alternative stops in the city centre.

"Metrolink services are continuing to run but will not stop at Piccadilly Gardens."

Bus passengers can get the No 37 from Princess Street outside Alan Hotel.

⚠️ Due to a Police incident, Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station is closed.

🚌 Bus services will use alternative city centre stops.

🚊 Tram services will not call at Piccadilly Gardens. Customers should use alternative city centre stops.

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