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Liam Gallagher at Emirates Old Trafford

Saturday 18 August 2018

Liam Gallagher

On Saturday 18 August, Liam Gallagher will perform at Emirates Old Trafford.

50,000 spectators are expected to attend the concert, with doors opening at 4.30pm.

If you’re travelling to Emirates Old Trafford for the concert, please plan your journey in advance. Regular bus and tram services operate to and from the venue.

On the same evening Britney Spears will be performing at Manchester Arena with an expected attendance of 12,000.

The travel advice on this page should help you to plan your journey and make travel easier.

You can find out more information on the concert here.


Event

Doors 4.30pm
Twisted Wheel 5.20pm - 5.45pm
Bugzy Malone 6.10pm - 6.45pm
Richard Ashcroft 7.10pm - 8.10pm
Liam Gallagher 8.45pm - 10.25pm

For further information about the venue and the event itself, please click here


Ways to get to the Emirates Old Trafford

Travel by tram, bus, train or on foot are the best ways to get to Emirates Old Trafford.

Details about the different modes are detailed below.

If you cannot avoid driving to the match you can car share and help reduce the overall number of vehicles on the road.

Parking is available around the ground at certain locations. You can find out more in the Driving section below.

Follow @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live travel information throughout the day.


Useful maps


Metrolink

Metrolink network map Jan 2018.

Getting to Emirates Old Trafford by tram couldn’t be easier.

We run fast, frequent and reliable services direct to the Old Trafford stop at the ground. Journeys take around 15 minutes from Manchester city centre.

City centre stops and Piccadilly Station will be busy in the lead up to concert. Please plan ahead and leave plenty of time for your journey.

For customers travelling on the Eccles via MediaCityUK line, the Exchange Quay and Salford Quays stops are a 15-minute walk from the stadium.

Follow @MCRMetrolink for live updates before and after you travel.

Tickets

Event tickets are available from staff at Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens, Market Street and St. Peter’s Square before the game and at Old Trafford and Trafford Bar after the game for £4 beating the queue at ticket machines and getting you there quicker.

Alternatively, a day travelcard is £5.40 for an adult, £2.70 for a child and £6.70 for a family. You can find out more about purchasing Metrolink tickets by visiting the website.

If you’re travelling into the city centre by rail you can purchase a Metrolink add-on to your rail ticket allowing onward travel to the stadium by tram.

You can buy a ticket from a machine on all stop platforms or on your smartphone via the get me there app (Google Play and Apple app stores) before boarding the tram. You must have a valid ticket before you board a tram. Please be aware that ticket checks take place across the network.

General travel advice

City centre stops and Piccadilly Station are likely to be busy in the lead up to the start of the concert, so please plan ahead and allow plenty of time for your journey. Follow @MCRMetrolink for live updates before and after you travel.

You can avoid the busy traffic by parking at one of the following tram stops and using Metrolink. With plenty of Metrolink Park and Ride car parks across the network, it’s easy to park up and hop on the tram for a hassle free journey to the ground. Car parking at the following stops is free if you travel by tram:

  • East Didsbury with 302 spaces – Kingsway, Parrs Wood M19 1TB
  • Brooklands with 108 spaces – Marsland Road/Brooklands Road, M33 3SQ
  • Navigation Road with 81 spaces – Navigation Road, WA14 1NF
  • Sale Water Park with 300 spaces – Rifle Road, M33 2LX
  • Ladywell with 250 spaces – Eccles New Road, Eccles, M6 8HD

Please note the park and ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service.

Trafford Park Line works

Metrolink’s Trafford Park Line is a new tram line that will run from the existing Pomona Metrolink stop, through Trafford Park, terminating at intu Trafford Centre.

Work on the Trafford Park Line extension started in winter 2017 and it’s expected that the works will last approximately four years.

A map showing where work is taking place is available.

Plan ahead if you are driving to Emirates Old Trafford as roads which you currently use on your journey through Trafford Park may be closed or affected.

Check our special travel advice for more details on the Trafford Park Line work.


Bus

If you are travelling by bus to Emirates Old Trafford please check with your bus operator before you travel - due to a number of road works taking place in the local area, some services are affected.

You can plan your bus journey at by using the Route Explorer.

Bus operators will always have the latest information about their services. Follow them on Twitter or get their contact details in advance @stagecoachGM and @arrivanorthwest.

If you are not travelling to the concert, but are planning on using public transport, you should consider the following:

  • Journey times for some bus passengers vary on event days so you should consider setting off earlier to avoid the rush

  • Avoid the busier times before and after the match


Train

Manchester is well served by rail, with services running into Manchester Oxford Road, Piccadilly and Victoria. Fans can connect to onward tram services from Piccadilly and Victoria stations.

If you’re travelling into the city centre by rail you can purchase a Metrolink add-on to your rail ticket allowing onward travel to the stadium by tram.

The following companies operate into Manchester:

Be sure to plan ahead and check train times on the National Rail website before you travel.

National Rail will always have the latest information on rail services. Follow them on Twitter in advance of your journey @nationalrailenq.


Driving

Roads in Trafford and the surrounding areas, including the local motorway network, will be busy and there may be additional road closures and diversions in place. Please check your route before you travel and allow more time for your journey.

The official match day car parking is provided at Manchester United's Stadium car parks, which is also the location for all minibus and coach drop-off and parking. These car parks are approximately a ten minute walk from Emirates Old Trafford and costs £10 per car which is payable on entrance.

Don’t forget, work to extend the Metrolink network out to Trafford Park Line is currently under way and a number of roads are affected. New match day traffic management arrangements are in place so plan your route before setting off.

The key roads that are affected are Trafford Wharf Road and Village Way.

A map of the work and suggested diversion routes is available.

Park and ride

You can avoid the busy traffic by parking at one of the following tram stops and using Metrolink. Car parking here is free if you travel by tram:

East Didsbury with 302 spaces – Kingsway, Parrs Wood M19 1TB
Brooklands with 108 spaces – Marsland Road/Brooklands Road, M33 3SQ
Navigation Road with 81 spaces – Navigation Road, WA14 1NF
Sale Water Park with 300 spaces – Rifle Road, M33 2LX
Ladywell with 250 spaces – Eccles New Road, Eccles, M6 8HD
Please note the park and ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service.

General travel advice

If you’re not travelling to the concert, but are driving around the local area, you should consider the following:

  • To avoid the traffic you should re-route or re-time your journey.
  • Local roads will be busiest between the time gates open at 4.30pm and after the concert’s conclusion at 10.30pm.
  • Some roads which will be particularly affected will be Talbot Road, Warwick Road and Great Stone Road. You can take a closer look at the affected roads here.
  • The work to extend the Metrolink network through to Trafford Park means that there are a number of road closures and lanes restrictions in the area. The key roads that are affected are Trafford Wharf Road and Village Way.

Walking and cycling

Emirates Old Trafford is only three miles from the city centre and so walking and cycling are good options to get to and from the concert.

Walking between the venue and the city centre should take around 45 minutes.

Use this handy map to see the quickest routes.


Making travel easier

Accessibility

Greater Manchester has a good public transport network. The accessibility of services is improving, but some parts of the network contain obstacles for disabled people. We have a dedicated webpage to help those with accessibility issues.

TfGM is aiming to make travel easier by:

  • Providing additional support on social media channels @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live travel information throughout the day

  • Helping to raise awareness of the road closures associated with the footbal match and Trafford Park Line extension by advising people of what they can do to make their journey easier

  • Working with Metrolink to add extra capacity when it’s needed, especially at peak periods on the busiest lines

  • Enhanced monitoring at its network control centre so traffic flows can be optimised by altering signal timings