Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Park Up and Take the Tram

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Park Up and Take the Tram

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A MAJOR park-and-ride plan has been put in place for today's Olympic parade.

More than 5,000 free parking spaces will be available to keep the city centre streets as free from traffic as possible.

Spectators will be able to park then catch trams or trains into the city centre from Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium, the Etihad Stadium, the Macron Stadium/Horwich Parkway in Bolton, and Sale Water Park, with increased services due to run throughout the day.

Around 600 designated blue badge spaces will be available at both the Etihad and Old Trafford stadiums.

At the Etihad, a buggy service will support spectators who require assistance walking from the car park to the Metrolink stop and at Old Trafford, low floor shuttle buses will support those who require assistance walking to the Trafford Bar Metrolink stop. …

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