Weekend Service Update

May 9, 2024

    United v Arsenal Sunday 12 May at 4:30 pm, Old Trafford

    There are two visitors to Old Trafford this week; Arsenal on Sunday and Newcastle United on Wednesday.

    Getting to Old Trafford

    Upcoming fixtures

    • Manchester United v Arsenal – Sunday 12 May at 4.30pm
    • Manchester United v Newcastle – Wednesday 15 May at 8pm

    Getting there by tram

    There are a number of stops within easy walking distance of the ground:

    • Old Trafford (Bury/Altrincham lines)
    • Trafford Bar (Altrincham/Bury/Rochdale/Shaw and Crompton/Airport/East Didsbury lines)
    • Wharfside (Trafford Park line)
    • Exchange Quay (Eccles/Ashton lines)

    Getting there by bus

    If you are intending to catch a bus to or from Old Trafford, the following commercial bus services will bring you closest to the ground – 250, 255, 256, 263 and X50.

    Post-match shuttle bus

    • A match day shuttle bus service will operate for Premier League games (not for Champions League or League Cup games).
    • The service will depart from Chester Road (outside the Ford Car Garage), with drop-off points at Deansgate-Castlefield and Piccadilly.
    • There will be 10 buses to take fans back to the City Centre.

    Getting there by train

    The ground is also only a short Metrolink ride (20 minutes) from Piccadilly Station in the city centre.

    • From Manchester Piccadilly: Please board an Altrincham tram and get off Old Trafford. For tram services, just take the stairs down from the main concourse area at Piccadilly Station.
    • From Victoria: Please board an Altrincham tram and get off Old Trafford.
    • From Oxford Road: Please board an Altrincham tram from Deansgate-Castlefield to Old Trafford.
    Accessibility on the Network


    Metrolink is a modern system with a range of accessibility features. All Metrolink trams and tram stops are accessible for wheelchair users.

    Every tram stop has:

    • A ramp, lift, or escalator – for the latest service updates for lifts and escalators at your stop.
    • Step-free access for wheelchair users and people with pushchairs
    • CCTV and emergency call-points
    • platforms with tactile edges for visually impaired passengers.

    Every tram has:

    • An area for people who use wheelchairs
    • Space for pushchairs
    • Seats marked for people who have trouble standing
    • Emergency call points.


    Many buses have ramps and can accommodate wheelchairs. Some new buses also have display screens, route numbers, destination displays and audio-visual ‘next stop’ announcements.

    A lot of bus operators have low floor buses to make it easier for people who use wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and those with small children and pushchairs.


    Source: TfGM