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Raise the Roof

Friday 24 May

A special mix of the biggest and most influential bands and artists from across Greater Manchester are coming together to tackle homelessness and raise money for A Bed Every Night.

Raise The Roof will see performances from the Courteeners, Blossoms, Bugzy Malone and more, as well as a host of other surprise guests from sport, TV and comedy all taking part.


Ways to get to the O2 Victoria Warehouse

Travel by tram, bus or on foot are the best ways to get to the O2 Victoria Warehouse.

If you cannot avoid driving to the concert, can you car share and help reduce the overall number of vehicles on the road?

Follow @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live travel information throughout the day


Metrolink

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The O2 Victoria Warehouse is located between two Metrolink tram stops; Pomona and Exchange Quay. Services to and from these stops run at a six-minute frequency.

Both stops are approximately 500 metres away from the venue.

Journeys take around 15 minutes from Manchester city centre to Pomona.

Tickets

Metrolink operates a zonal fare system with Pomona and Exchange Quay both located in zone 2.

  • Travel from the city centre to the Pomona will require a zone 1+2 ticket.
    For an adult this will be £2.80 for a zone 1+2 single ticket or £3.40 for a zone 1+2 1-day travelcard (off-peak).

  • Fans who are boarding the tram from Eccles to Exchange Quay will require a zone 2 ticket.
    A zone 2 ticket for an adult will be £1.40 single or £2.60 for a 1-day travelcard (off-peak).

  • Child tickets and concessionary fares for TfGM disabled pass holders are half adult prices (ID is required from age 11).

  • You can buy a ticket on the day from the ticket machines on all stop platforms or on your smartphone via the get me there app (Google Play and Apple App stores).

  • For further information and a full list of zones and ticket prices, visit the dedicated Metrolink ticket zone page.

  • You can find out more about purchasing Metrolink tickets by visiting the tickets and passes page.

  • Find out more about a combination train and tram day return ticket.

  • You must have a valid ticket before you board a tram. Please be aware that ticket checks take place across the network.

Park and Ride

Metrolink customers can also use one of our park and rides for free.

View our map showing all park and ride locations.

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


Bus

There are a number of major bus routes which stop close to the O2 Victoria Warehouse.

The closest bus stops to the venue are:

  • Chester Road for buses 79, 255, 256 and 263

  • Exchange Quay for buses 53 and 79.

You can plan your bus journey by using the TfGM journey planner.

Bus operators will always have the latest information about their services. Follow them on Twitter or get their contact details in advance @stagecoachGM, @FirstManchester.


Train

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

The O2 Victoria Warehouse is easy to close to several major approach roads, including the M61 and M60 motorways and M602 at Junction 3.

The postcode of the venue is M17 1AB.

Roads in Trafford and the surrounding areas, including the local motorway network, may be busier than normal before and after the event. Please check your route before you travel and allow more time for your journey.

If you cannot avoid driving to the venue, you can car share and help reduce the overall number of vehicles on the road.

Follow @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live travel information throughout the day.


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 event by advising people of what they can do to make their journey easier
  • Liaising with transport operators and Greater Manchester Police during event-day operations.
  • 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 major events.

Accessibility

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