Christopher Biggins on Track for Manchester Pride with Metrolink

Christopher Biggins swapped the stage and TV studios for a tram stop to celebrate Metrolink’s partnership with Manchester Pride 2013.

The partnership, which is in its second year, showcases Metrolink’s commitment to Manchester’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, as well as its support of Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend and its significant charitable contributions to LGBT organisations.

To celebrate the partnership and to enhance this year’s event, Metrolink is providing free City Zone travel for wristband holders to promote safe travel around the city centre during Pride. 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*.

Metrolink enlisted the help of Manchester Pride Patron, Christopher Biggins, to promote the free City Zone travel offer for wristband holders.

Biggins was ever the professional. He donned a Metrolink uniform to prepare for his role as a Passenger Services Representative (PSR) in training for the Big Weekend. He proved to be a dab hand at checking Pride wristbands across the City Zone.

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!

Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director for Transport for Greater Manchester, said 

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.

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*The free travel offer to Pride wristband holders is within Metrolink’s City Zone which incorporates Deansgate Castlefield, St Peter’s Square, Piccadilly Gardens, Piccadilly, Market Street, Shudehill and Victoria, with the wristband making it quick and easy to get to city centre hotels or transport connections to get home safely.

 The Weekend Travelcard priced at £5.50, offers unlimited travel on the Metrolink network from 6pm Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday. So buy your Pride wristband, buy a Metrolink Weekend Travelcard and make the most of Bank Holiday Monday at no extra charge.

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