Manchester United v Nottingham Forest

Manchester United v Nottingham Forest

Football

Location
Old Trafford
Date
Tuesday 27 December 2022 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre, Trafford, Stretford, Salford

Manchester United welcome Nottingham Forest to Old Trafford on Tuesday 27 December at 8pm.

Key messages

  • Strikes will affect rail services on Tuesday 27 December and fans should not plan on travelling by train to the fixture. Extremely limited services will operate pre-match and no services will operate post-match.
  • A six-minute service will operate on the Altrincham line pre-match.
  • If travelling from the city, there is a service approximately every three minutes towards the stadium.
  • Beat the queue at the ticket machines and pay via contactless.
  • Prepare for an additional 40 minutes to be added onto journeys if you are driving towards the stadium from the south (Chester Road).

Metrolink

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

Some Trafford Park line services will now terminate at Deansgate-Castlefield, with Wharfside being the nearest stop on that line to the ground. Search for your Trafford Park line stop on our live updates page for more information.

Park for free at Parkway park and ride and board the tram to Wharfside - which is only a five-minute walk to the stadium. There are also several other park and ride sites available - visit our park and ride webpage for more information.

Tickets

Beat the queue at the machines and touch-in and out at the on-stop machines using contactless Save money and travel with the family using our family travelcard. Remember, this is only available on the on-stop ticket machines. The stadium and all Metrolink stops close to it are in Zone 2.

Bus

Catching a bus to or from Old Trafford? Here are the commercial bus services that will bring you closest to the ground: 250, 255, 256, 263 and X50.

Check out the map with the nearest stops here

Follow @StagecoachGM on twitter for the latest service information.

Rail

Strikes will affect rail services on Tuesday 27 December and fans should not plan on travelling by train to the fixture.

Extremely limited services will operate pre-match and no services will operate post-match.

Further information.

Walking

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

If you are within a 30-minute walk of the ground, make a journey to Old Trafford 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 match day routine.

Driving

Congestion on the roads close to Old Trafford will start to build from around 4pm as fans start to make their way to the ground and commuters travel home.

  • If you are travelling from the west side of Manchester, plan an additional 25 minutes into any journey by road.
  • If you are travelling from the east side of Manchester, along the Mancunian Way, expect an additional 30 minutes to your journey.
  • If you are travelling from the south of Manchester via M60 Junction 7, expect an additional 40 minutes added to your journey along the A56 Chester Road. The quickest route to the official car parks is via Parkway and Wharfside Way (M60 Junction 9).

Please note that due to this fixture being played during the festive period, traffic volumes and travel times may vary.

At the end of the game, there will be road closures in place for supporter safety. Expect delays of up to 50 minutes if travelling in and around Old Trafford.

Match day car parking

Official parking is available at Old Trafford and can be booked online via the Manchester United website.

Please ensure that you are parking responsibly on match days, so that other road users and local residents can also use the highways in and around the ground.

More information about match day parking is available on the Manchester United website.

Useful Links

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