The timetable change will see Northern operate the first train with the passengers on Sunday 10 December.
The first train is expected to be the 0840 Manchester Victoria to Manchester Oxford Road with the second train expected to be the 0857 to Leeds. Calder valley services will dominate services on the curve until the May 2018 timetable change when additional services will be introduced.
The official ‘first train’ event will take place on Sunday 10 December at Manchester Victoria when Mr Maynard will join rail industry colleagues to travel across the Ordsall Chord to Manchester Oxford Road.
A limited number of lucky customers will also be able to claim special ticket commemorating the first day in service of the iconic bridge.