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Free Metrolink Travel For Pride Goers

Pride wristband wearers get free city zone travel this weekend

Published on August 22nd 2013.


Free Metrolink Travel For Pride Goers
 

METROLINK has partnered up with Manchester Pride 2013 and is offering free City Zone travel for wristband holders to promote safe travel around the city centre during Pride. 

"Take the weight off those heels, wave those wristbands and hop on board."

Pride wristband wearers travelling outside the city centre can also purchase a Weekend Travelcard, which has been specially extended for them to include free travel on Bank Holiday Monday.

Manchester Pride Patron, Christopher Biggins, has been promoting the free City Zone travel offer for wristband holders. He even donned a Metrolink uniform to prepare for his role as a Passenger Services Representative (PSR) in training for the Big Weekend. 

Manchester Pride 2013

Christopher Biggins said: “Visitors to Manchester Pride will be thrilled.  Metrolink is a fabulous, fun and safe way to travel across the city, so take the weight off those heels, wave those wristbands and hop on board.”

Christopher Biggins With Metrolink PSR's L To R Jeanette Shepard And Wassim AkramChristopher Biggins Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director for Transport for Greater Manchester, added: “It is wonderful news that we have renewed our partnership with Manchester Pride, supporting Manchester’s LGBT community not only with secure travel during Pride but also its impressive charitable contributions.

“It was a pleasure working with Manchester Pride Patron Christopher Biggins, who did a great job shadowing Metrolink team members on the tram stops.”

For further information on Metrolink and please visit www.metrolink.co.uk 

  

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IanAugust 23rd 2013.

Why not give free travel this weekend for people who have to endure metrolink all year?

Charlie ButterworthAugust 23rd 2013.

Can't understand this. If Metrolink do it for Pride they should do it for every festival. Let's hope they do it for Manchester Food and Drink Festival as well. People can purchase a wristband for that charity for burnt out catering folk and then get the free travel.

AnonymousAugust 23rd 2013.

No..Would have to PAY me to use the tram any more than I need to these days....

Steve McCroskyAugust 24th 2013.

So, is traveling around the city centre especially dangerous these days? Is it just this weekend that it is dangerous, or is it only dangerous for people wearing orange wristbands?

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