Travel information for Olympic and Paralympic parade on Monday (October 17)

Monday, October 17, 4.30pm, Manchester City Centre

From Rio to Manchester – Transport in the city gets set for celebrations

More than 150,000 people from across the country are expected to descend on Manchester city centre to celebrate the achievements of Team GB and ParalympicsGB in Rio with the Athletes’ Parade on Monday 17th October.

If you are heading to see your Olympic and Paralympic heroes Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a bespoke Athletes’ Parade travel webpage to help make it easier for fans to get to the event.

The parade, which will be one of the largest single events the city has seen in recent years, starts at Castlefield at 4.30pm and then makes its way to Albert Square before culminating in a civic reception at the town hall.

A number of roads will be closed in the hours leading up to the event and it will be extremely busy across all modes of transport throughout the day. While TfGM is working to make extra trams, trains and parking spaces available, please check before you travel and plan your journey in advance, be patient and allow yourself plenty of time to get to where you want to go. Bus services in and around the city centre will be affected. Please check with your operator before travelling.

For information on public transport across Greater Manchester visit www.tfgm.com or call 0161 244 1000 (7am-8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am-8pm at weekends and bank holidays).

Travel updates and advice will be provided over the course of the weekend through the @OfficialTfGM Twitter feed. Metrolink service updates will be available online at www.metrolink.co.uk and via @MCRMetrolink on Twitter. The hashtag for people to keep an eye out for is #GBheroesMCR.

For information and updates on rail services, check www.nationalrail.co.uk  and follow @nationalrailenq on Twitter.