The Anonymous Widower

Ticketing In Liverpool And Manchester

On my trip to Wigan, I travelled around Liverpool and Manchester extensively on both days.

Whether the cities like it or not, transport-wise, the whole of Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester  is one ticketing area.

I bought a Lancashire Day Ranger at £15 on both days. But!

  • That is not expensive for me, but it probably is for others.
  • It doesn’t include Manchester’s or Blackpool’s trams.
  • It doesn’t include the Wirral Line in Liverpool.

Why can’t I just touch in with my contactless bank card, like I can in London?

This article on Global Rail News is entitled Sydney to trial contactless payments on public transport network.

Sydney will be using London’s system, so why can’t Liverpool and Manchester?

December 20, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. The system does not work very well in Greater Manchester because of a fiasco over the ticketing system: –
    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/secrecy-surrounds-get-there-smart-10054234
    however touch in and out travel using travel and bank cards is coming fairly soon…

    Interestingly GM will use internationally compatible ITSO cards – Stagecoach already do, I use one all the time.

    Sadly London has its own unique [proprietary] solution and we all know the eventual fate of systems like that!

    Comment by Mark Clayton | December 20, 2016 | Reply


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