Manchester City Football Club hasn’t had much cause to disrupt public transport for the past 35 years, apart from regular matchday traffic on the 216 bus. They’re going to make up for it this Monday (23rd May 2011) with a weekday parade route starting at 6pm that is going to interfere greatly with the evening commute home. Parker Street (aka Piccadilly Gardens) bus station and Piccadilly will be closed from 4pm, Princess Street in the Albert Square area being closed from 9.30am. Bus services will also be diverted away from Great Ancoats Street, Every Street and Ashton New Road between the city centre and Eastlands stadium. Likewise, tram services will not operate to Piccadilly Gardens or Piccadilly Station, with there likely to be delays at the point where parade route and tramlines interface on Princess Street. Check out the TfGM website for full details of disruption to your service. The Manchester United victory parade will not be quite as disruptive, due to it being held on Bank Holiday Monday.
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