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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Special Transportation Arrangements for Heaton Park Oasis Gig
Transport bosses are advising concert goers and local residents near Heaton Park to plan their journeys before the Oasis concerts at the park on 4, 6, and 7 June.
GMPTE is making special arrangements to help people get to and from Heaton Park quickly and safely, and transport bosses are encouraging people to think about their journeys.
Heaton Park Metrolink stop will be open before and during each concert but will be closed straight after the performances, for safety reasons, from approximately 10pm.
Metrolink staff will be on hand to direct passengers from the concert to the Bowker Vale Metrolink stop and there will be a clearly signed walking route from Heaton Park. Services on the Bury line will be extended to cope with demand from other stops.
Philip Purdy, GMPTE's Metrolink Director, said: "We want this event to go smoothly with as little disruption for local residents as possible. We're closing the Heaton Park Metrolink stop for safety reasons immediately after the concerts but there are other public transport options available for concert-goers and residents."
15 extra buses will operate from Lever Street and Corporation Street in Manchester city centre to Heaton Park. Buses to get people back from Heaton Park will start from 9.30pm and run until after midnight.
The following bus services stop either at or close to Heaton Park: 51, 59, 88, 89, 135, 137, 138, 149, 167 and X35. Information on local bus services and other public transport options is available at www.gmpte.com, or by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. (Calls cost 10p a minute. Some mobile and landline networks may charge more. Lines are open from 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 8pm at weekends.)
There is also a community information line for local residents and businesses to call if they have any questions or concerns about the concerts. They can call the info line on 0161 954 9003 from Thursday 4 June to Sunday 7 June.
via L4e : Source: www.gmpte.com
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