How bad will trams be after Ed Sheeran gig (Manchester)?…

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  • How bad will trams be after Ed Sheeran gig (Manchester)?…
  • The wife, daughter and niece are booked in in a Premier Inn in Altrincham* this Friday night after the Ed Sheeran concert.

    The concert finishes at 11.00pm so realistically there will be only 3 trams she could catch that would get her back before the trams finish – the last tram being the 23:49.

    For the volume of people leaving at one go I think she’ll struggle to get on – but would I be correct?

    (*on the advice of one of her work colleagues – I think it’s rather stupid).

    Premier Icon scaled
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    3 tickets for the met and you’re halfway to an Uber fare to alti.

    Give the tram a go like but I’d not bother if it’s heaving.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Yeah, just grab a cab.

    At that time of night they’ll be able to experience the spine-tingling thrill of traffic moving at more than 5mph on the Washway Road to Alty. Thats a feeling not shared by many Manchester residents

    The wife ain’t techy! Uber may be a step too far. 🙂

    Would they be able to pick up a taxi outside the stadium or would they need to book one?

    I’m tempted to tell her to drive up and back and not bother with the Premier Inn. We live near Derby so 2hrs ish each way.

    Then do park and ride from Ashton.

    mikewsmith
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    Avoid uber at that time after a gig, prices will be surging!!

    at worst I’d try and get the tran to the city then cab from there

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    the stadium is attached to Victoria station and there is a black cab rank but there will be lots of people all thinking the same, I’d prebook

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Ed Sheerbore?

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    They’re going to an Ed Sheeran gig and your worried about the possible disappointment of waiting for a tram?

    I’m worried about my wife, niece and daughter being stranded in Manchester on a Friday night. But, you know…

    mikewsmith
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    Oh yeah and move to a hotel int he City, why anyone would suggest staying on the wrong side of the city I don’t know. Media City/Salford Quays hotels are at least on the same tram line as the stadium and tops of a tenner from Picadilly by taxi

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    Maybe look at walking the 15 minutes to Piccadilly and get the tram there.

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    Leave 5-10 minutes before the end and get the drop on the queues, there will be no bugger there.

    At chucking-out time at the Arena the roads will be chocka.

    Maybe look at walking the 15 minutes to Piccadilly and get the tram there.

    That’s probably a really good idea actually – The Piccadilly tram to Altrincham is a different tram from the Victoria one.  The Piccadilly Gardens stop is closer to Victoria on foot than Piccadilly Station.

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    They could always go “Full Salford”. Nick a car in town, rag it round the place for a few hours, drive it back at three times the speed limit, then torch it near the hotel

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    I think it’s at the Etihad, not the Arena?

    mikewsmith
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    Yep out at the Etihad but advice to head to Picadilly stands also (along with changing hotels while you can)

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    If the trams were like they were after the Roses gig at the Etihad, and theres only 3 trams she could catch, then I can safely say theres not a cat in hells chance they’ll get on one.

    Just walk into Piccadilly. I was going to say its dead quick if you walk down the canal, but theres some rum old goings on down there at night. I remember one night seeing a bloke being…erm…. orally relieved by one of the local working ladies who tend to frequent the area, and he still had his Tesco shopping bags in each hand. He obviously didn’t think he’d be long enough to be needing to put them down

    Anyway… I digress…

    Just walk to Piccadilly, but not down the canal

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I think it’s at the Etihad, not the Arena?

    Ah, mia culpa.  In that case you’ve not got a lot of choice then, there isn’t a direct tram from out there.  You’d have to change at Piccadilly anyway (or a later station, which gives you the option of the Bury > Altrincham tram as well as the Piccadilly one).

    15 minutes’ walk is ambitious, mind.  Google maps reckons 1.6 miles and 26 minutes on foot from Etihad to Piccadilly.

    Sorted it – booked them a chauffered AMG Mercedes to take them back!

    My wife’s dad died last Friday so she doesn’t really want to go at all (but her name is the main booking name), so I want to make it as stress free as possible.

    It’s only money – you can’t take it with you! 🙂

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    Good move. The trams will be awful if they’re full of Ed Sheeran fans.

    retrorick
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    Glad you have sorted out the journey.

    The last tram on a Friday evening from Picadilly station to Altrincham leaves at 00:31 so for anyone else who is considering this tram journey there should be plenty of time to leave the concert and get to Picadilly station for your trip home.

    zzjabzz
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    My son knocks about with one of these two…

    I’m not sure which one it is, but it’s definitely one of them…

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