- 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).Posted 1 year ago
Could be fun getting inPosted 1 year agoCougarSubscriber
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.Posted 1 year ago
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 canalPosted 1 year agoCougarSubscriber
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.Posted 1 year ago
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! 🙂Posted 1 year agoretrorickMember
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.Posted 1 year ago
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