Co-op Live and TfGM extends FREE tram travel scheme for event ticket-holders

The groundbreaking initiative is sticking around a little longer.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 4th July 2024

A groundbreaking scheme offering free tram travel to all Co-op Live event ticket-holders has now been extended.

The Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) initiative – which was announced back in March ahead of the massive new arena’s long-awaited opening, and is the first of its kind in the UK – has already seen thousands of ticket holders get to make the most of integrated travel across a Manchester‘s Metrolink tram network over the last couple of months.

When announced, the popular scheme initially applied to anyone who had tickets to events at Co-op Live between 20 April and 30 June.

But now, TfGM has announced that the scheme will continue until the end of this month (July 2024). 

Co-op Live and TfGM has extended its free tram travel scheme for event ticket-holders / Credit: Bee Network / TfGM

As part of Co-op Live’s “ongoing commitment to sustainable travel” – which is funded by the venue – the continuation of the initiative means that fans with a valid arena event ticket can use the Metrolink from four hours before, and up to four hours after (depending on the timing of each show), to allow people to travel at a time that’s most convenient to them.


The initiative will remain active across all four Metrolink zones.

The two organisations say the scheme has been been extended because integrated tram travel with all event tickets offers a sustainable alternative to driving, and ensures that fans can make a quick and easy getaway at the end of the night, whether they’re heading back home or into the city centre.


“We’re over the moon to see the positive results of our collaborative sustainable travel initiative with TfGM, and very pleased to be able to extend the offer of integrated tram travel until the end of July,” commented Rebecca Kane Burton, who is Co-op Live’s Interim General Manager, on the scheme extension announcement.

“Alongside recent partnership announcements, it further cements our dedication to give back to the planet, to our local community, and to our fans.”

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Fans will be able to access relevant event travel information for their event on the dedicated page on TfGM’s website here.

Featured Image – Bee Network / TfGM