Metrolink offers its support to One Love Manchester

(Published:31/05/2017)

Metrolink has announced it will offer its support to One Love Manchester by providing free travel to and from the fundraising concert.

Fans attending the concert on 4 June are asked to show their event ticket to Metrolink staff in order to claim free travel.
 
The concert will be held at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground and all proceeds from the show will go to the 'We Love Manchester Emergency Fund', for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.
 
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester said: “This a wonderful gesture from Metrolink and I'm sure it will add to what will be a moving but memorable event for everyone attending on Sunday. This is in keeping with the spirit of generosity that has been building in our city over recent days.
 
“This is also an appropriate opportunity for me to thank the Metrolink staff who helped on the night and all the transport staff who have played their role in helping the city recover, including all those at Victoria Station.
 
“This gesture and the regard it shows for people is another example of this great city's values shining through.”
 
50,000 people are expected to head to the show. Metrolink services and stops will be extremely busy throughout the day and passengers are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journey.
 
The nearest Metrolink stops are at Old Trafford and Trafford Bar (on the Altrincham and East Didsbury line services).
 
As much capacity as possible will be provided on the Metrolink network throughout Sunday and additional staff will be available to help and assist customers.
 
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