Rugby

Travel Plan

AJ BELL Stadium, 1 Stadium Way, Eccles M30 7LJ

Location:

• Less than 500 metres from Junction 11 of the M60
• Two miles from the Trafford Centre
• Within 500 metres of the City Airport
• Eight miles from Manchester City Centre

The stadium is the first phase of major redevelopment of the area.

By road:

The stadium is located at Barton close to Junction 11 of the M60 on the A57 Liverpool Road

TRAVEL PLAN FOR SARACENS - 21st FEBRUARY

PLEASE NOTE THE KICK OFF TIME FOR SALE SHARKS V SARACENS IS 2PM. YOU ARE ADVISED TO ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE GAME

PARKING AT THE STADIUM
There is minimal car parking at the stadium and costs £10 per car. You can either pre-book your space by phoning 0844-844-8400 or you can pay on the day (subject to availability) .The £10 cost is used to fund the Trafford Centre Shuttle Buses. Payment on the day is by cash (no cards).

STOCKPORT BUS
WE BE OPERATING 1 LARGE CAPACITY BUS FOR THIS GAME
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE - MUST BE PRE-BOOKED BY EMAILING travel@ajbellstadium.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 20th February 2015.

Leaves Edgeley Mercian Way (Telescope Shop)12-15pm
Leaves Stockport Railway Station (Rear Entrance) 12-25pm
Leaves Parrswood Outside Cinema 12-40pm

Returns From Stadium at 4pm or 15 minutes after final whistle

FARE ON THIS SERVICE IS £6 RETURN

To book onto any of these services please email travel@ajbellstadium.co.uk clearly stating your name, how many places you wish to book, your required departure point and your required departure time. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of confirming your selected departure location and time. Should you fail to receive this confirmation, please re-send your email or call us on 0161 820 2610.

PARK & RIDE FROM THE TRAFFORD CENTRE
Buses will be operating shuttle bus services from stand four of the Trafford Centre Bus Station at the following times. There is parking for several thousand cars at the Trafford Centre and the bus station is near to Debenhams front entrance. Parking at the Trafford Centre is FREE. Please note we are now supplying an earlier bus at 11-15am but have cancelled the 1-15pm bus.

11-15am,11-45am, 12-15pm,12-45pm,

Returning Post Game at 4pm, 4-30pm (subject to demand)

There is no booking required for these coaches; however these will be on a first come first serve basis. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. THIS SERVICE IS NOW FREE OF CHARGE. These buses will drop you off within the stadium grounds.

TRAVELLING BY BUS
First Bus Number 100 Service operate the following PUBLIC bus service which also leaves the Trafford Centre Bus Station:

This bus service will drop you off on the A57, the stadium is a 5 minute walk.

First Bus Number 67 again this is a PUBLIC service and is not booked or controlled by Sale Sharks or the AJ Bell Stadium.

There are also bus services that operate between Shudehill, Eccles and the Stadium, these drop off and pick up on Liverpool Road (A57). The Number 67 Bus also takes passengers through to Irlam Train Station. Trains from Piccadilly and Victoria stop at Eccles

Again this is a PUBLIC service and NOT controlled by Sale Sharks or the AJ Bell Stadium.

ALTERNATIVE COACHES
Brook Pub - for details on the shuttle service being run by the Brook Pub, contact 0161 973 7773

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
If you are travelling by Train, our nearest Train Stations with bus connections to the stadium are:
Irlam and Eccles

Irlam Train Station
You can travel to Irlam Train Station from the following departure stations - Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road

FROM ECCLES TRAIN STATION WALK ACROSS THE ROAD TO ECCLES INTERCHANGE BUS STATION AND CATCH THE NUMBER 67 BUS

If you are travelling by Metrolink, our nearest Metrolink station is Eccles. The Metrolink runs every 12 minutes from Manchester city centre to Eccles. To travel from Sale via Metrolink passengers should change lines at Cornbrook. On arrival at Eccles Metrolink, cross the road to Eccles Interchange Bus Station and catch the Number 67 bus to the stadium
Metrolink services run from Eccles to Manchester every 12 minutes until 1.08am

PLEASE NOTE AJ BELL STADIUM & SALE SHARKS WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT ARRIVE IN TIME FOR KICK OFF, NOR WILL THEY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISSED RETURN JOURNEYS OR MISSED CONNECTIONS.

CYCLING TO THE AJ BELL STADIUM
If you choose to cycle to A J Bell Stadium there are 12 bike racks located outside the main west stand. Bikes can be chained to these are the owners own risk.

MOTORCYCLES AT THE AJ BELL STADIUM
There is a dedicated motorcycle parking area within the main west stand car park. There is no charge for parking of motorcycles at the stadium.

TRAVELLING BY CAR
As well as stadium parking, there are various car parks in the surrounding areas:

Barton Airport, Liverpool Road, M30 7SA - www.cityairportandheliport.com
Located on the A57 (across from the stadium), Barton Airport offers approximately 250 parking spaces. These are charged at £5 per person and payable by cash on the night. The stadium is approximately 10 minutes walk.

The Unicorn Pub, Liverpool Road, M30 7BY - Located on Liverpool Road, (A57 Eccles end), the unicorn pub offers limited match day parking at £5 per car, cash payable on the day. The stadium is approximately 15 minutes walk away

Eccles ARLFC have monitored parking available for about 100 cars. The postcode is M30 7LS, and is just a couple of minutes from the M60 junction 11, 15 minutes walk from the AJ Bell Stadium. The charge is £3 per car.

There may be occasions when car park access and egress is disrupted or delayed by circumstances beyond the control of the Stadium Company, such as busy trading days at the Intu (Trafford) Centre and localised heavy traffic due to roadworks or RTA's, please be assured that our car park staff will do their utmost to minimise delays

Testimonials

"We had a fantastic time at the Wasps LV game and found journey from Manchester Piccadilly to the AJBell Stadium so easy. From Piccadilly station we got the tram to Eccles, very comfortable, quick clean and efficient."

"As we left the tram the taxi rank was 20 yards away where we jumped in a black cab and paid £3.50 and got dropped off at the door of the stadium"

Michael Tinnion and David Petch

"Started parking at the Trafford Centre and catching the free shuttle bus. Great initiative by the club and very user friendly."
Brian Campbell

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