Extra transport options for Pride this Bank Holiday

Greater Manchester is preparing to celebrate its inclusivity, diversity and love for all things food and drink as the Bank Holiday weekend approaches.

Over 350,000 additional customers are expected to attend a number of special events between Friday 25 and Monday 28 August and transport co-ordinators are confident they have a plan and the expertise to keep everyone moving and enjoying the festivities.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have well-rehearsed operational plans in place which will provide as much additional capacity as possible and planners have developed specific customer advice and guidance for Pride, the Bolton Food and Drink festival and MUFC’s home game with Leicester City.

People planning to travel into the city over the Bank Holiday weekend are advised that public transport will be the quickest and most efficient way of getting around.

  • Plan ahead if you are travelling in Greater Manchester over the Bank Holiday weekend
  • Avoid driving into or near the area. Use our map to see the most-affected routes and use park and ride services which are available
  • Use the motorway network if you are travelling across the city
  • Tram and walking will be the best way to watch the event
  • Expect tram, bus and train services to be busier than usual

Full travel advice for the Pride event is available here.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant