England v South Africa - Test Match

England v South Africa - Test Match

Cricket

Location
Emirates Old Trafford
Date
Thursday 25 August 2022 to Monday 29 August 2022
Impacted area(s)

Stretford, Old Trafford, A56 Chester Road, Altrincham Metrolink Line

The second test between England and South Africa takes place at Emirates Old Trafford from Thursday 25 August to Monday 29 August.

Metrolink

Getting to Emirates Old Trafford by tram couldn’t be easier.

Trams on the Altrincham line operate to Old Trafford which is directly next to the stadium.

However, with so many people going to the match, services will be very busy and you may want to walk to another stop before or after the fixture to avoid the crowds.

There are several stops within a short walking distance of the venue.

  • Firswood. A 10-minute walk away. Board an East Didsbury line or Manchester Airport line service from this stop.
  • Wharfside. A 15-minute walk away.
  • Exchange Quay. A 20-minute walk away. Board a tram on the Eccles line.

Work is taking place on the Eccles line. No services will operate between Eccles and MediaCityUK for the duration of the works.

A replacement bus service will operate between the affected stops. Services will operate every 15 minutes in each direction.

From Eccles towards MediaCityUK From Monday to Saturday, the first bus will depart at 5.16am and the last bus at 12.16am. On Sundays, the first bus will depart at 6.16am and the last bus at 12.16am.

From MediaCityUK towards Eccles From Monday to Saturday, the first bus will depart at 5.38am and the last bus at 12.38am. On Sundays, the first bus will depart at 6.38am and the last bus at 12.38am.

Tickets

Attendees should use contactless for payments, it's the easy way to pay. Just remember to touch-in and touch-out!

Park and Ride

Leave the car and hop on the tram to the match!

Park and Ride facilities are free to use and Metrolink services go within walking distance of Emirates Old Trafford. All services from the below locations take around 15 minutes.

  • Sale Water Park with 300 spaces (leave the M60 at Junction 6). Alight at Trafford Bar.
  • Parkway with 360 spaces (leave the M60 at Junction 9). Alight at Wharfside.

Bus

The 250, 255, 256, 263 and x50 bus services run within walking distance of Emirates Old Trafford.

Driving

Journey times will increase on A56 Chester Road, Trafford Road, Talbot Road, Wharfside Way and surrounding areas before and after the fixture.

Fans can also park their cars at Old Trafford Football ground, a ten-minute walk away from Emirates Old Trafford. Tickets are available to purchase in advance from the Manchester United website.

Walking

Old Trafford is easily accesible on foot from local areas - take a look at a walking map of the area to find the right route for you.

We are encouraging everyone who is within a 30 minute walk of the ground to make their journey on foot.

Cycling

Another quick and easy way to get to Old Trafford is cycling. Covered cycle parking is available at Trafford Town Hall, near the corner of Talbot Road and Warwick Road.

Explore your neighbourhood and make walking and cycling part of your matchday routine.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey.