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Lancashire Lightning v Notts Outlaws

Saturday 3 August


Lancashire Lightning face Notts Outlaws in the T20 Vitality Blast on Saturday 3 August.

First ball at Emirates Old Trafford will be at 6.30pm.

Ways to get to Emirates Old Trafford

  • Travel by tram, bus or on foot are the best ways to get to Emirates Old Trafford.
  • If you are parking at Old Trafford Football ground car park you can find the walking route to the cricket ground here.
  • Follow @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live travel information throughout the day.
  • Greater Manchester’s Park and Ride facilities will all be open and provide convenient connections to Old Trafford.
  • If you cannot avoid driving to the match you can car share and help reduce the overall number of vehicles on the road.
  • You can now pay for travel on Metrolink with contactless cards and devices using the smart readers on stops.


Journeys take around 15 minutes from Manchester city centre to the Old Trafford Metrolink stop, located next to the stadium.

Tram services will be running before and after the match.

On Sunday 21 July, Metrolink are undertaking essential engineering works between Cornbrook and Sale Water Park affecting the Airport line and East Didsbury lines.


Metrolink operates a zonal fare system with Old Trafford located in zone 2.

Travel from the city centre to the Old Trafford will require a zone 1+2 ticket.

You can now travel by tram with contactless cards and devices using the smart readers on stops.

Travel all day and we’ll work out the total fares for your day’s journeys for you, making it even easier to get around on Metrolink. You will be charged using the adult single and 1-day travelcard prices.

The stops where you touch-in and touch-out will show us the zone(s) you have travelled through. Just remember to touch-in and touch-out with the same card or device, at the start and end of each journey, you won’t pay any more!

Watch our handy video on how it all works and find all the details, including the full conditions of carriage, at

Park and Ride

You can avoid the busy match day traffic by parking at one of the following tram stops and using Metrolink. With plenty of Metrolink Park and Ride car parks across the network, it’s easy to park up and hop on the tram for a hassle free journey to the ground. Car parking here is free if you travel by tram:

  • East Didsbury with 302 spaces – Kingsway, Parrs Wood M19 1TB
  • Brooklands with 108 spaces – Marsland Road/Brooklands Road, M33 3SQ
  • Navigation Road with 81 spaces – Navigation Road, WA14 1NF
  • Sale Water Park with 300 spaces – Rifle Road, M33 2LX
  • Ladywell with 250 spaces – Eccles New Road, Eccles, M6 8HD

Please note the Park and Ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service.


Currently, the 53, 79, 250, 255, 256, 263 and x50 services run to Old Trafford.

You can plan your bus journey by using the TfGM Route Planner.

Bus operators will always have the latest information about their services. Follow them on Twitter:
- @stagecoachGM
- @arrivanorthwest
- @diamondbusnw
- @gnwbus
- @firstmanchester


Manchester is well served by rail, with services running into Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Fans can connect to onward tram services from Victoria and Piccadilly.

If you’re travelling into the city centre by rail you can purchase a Metrolink add-on to your rail ticket allowing onward travel to the stadium by tram.

The following companies operate into Manchester:

Be sure to plan ahead and check train times on the National Rail website before you travel.

National Rail will always have the latest information on rail services. Follow them on Twitter in advance of your journey @nationalrailenq.


Roads in Trafford and the surrounding areas, including the local motorway network, will be busy. Please check your route before you travel and allow more time for your journey.

Don’t forget, work to extend the Metrolink network out to Trafford Park Line is currently under way and a number of roads are affected. New match day traffic management arrangements are in place so plan your route before setting off.

The key roads that are affected are Trafford Wharf Road and Village Way.

A map of the work and suggested diversion routes is available.

Cycling and Walking

Emirates Old Trafford is three miles from the city centre and should take around 45 – 60 minutes to walk to.

Making travel easier

TfGM is aiming to make travel easier by:

  • Providing additional support on social media channels @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live travel information throughout the day
  • Helping to raise awareness of the road closures associated with the Cricket and Trafford Park Line extension by advising people of what they can do to make their journey easier
  • Working with Metrolink to add extra capacity when it’s needed, especially at peak periods on the busiest lines
  • Enhanced monitoring at its network control centre so UTC Engineers can optimise traffic flows by altering signal timings
  • Providing travel advice and easy to follow maps for all Cricket World Cup matches taking place at Old Trafford.


Greater Manchester has a good public transport network. The accessibility of services is improving, but some parts of the network contain obstacles for disabled people. We have a dedicated webpage to help those with accessibility issues.