The Anonymous Widower

Ordsall Chord Progress – 17th November 2017

The Ordsall Chord is now more or less complete.

I started my walk by the Museum of Science and Industry and walked in a circle finishing up in the car park of the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel.

Ticketing

One thing that needs to be sorted around the Ordsall Chord is the ticketing.

Suppose I arrive at Piccadilly from London and want to go to say Salford Crescent or Salford Central, which in my view are both stations in the centre of Manchester.

Will I have to buy a ticket or would a London to Manchester Stations ticket be OK?

If I was in charge of Manchester ticketing, all of the following stations would be considered Manchester stations.

  • Deansgate
  • Oxford Road
  • Piccadilly
  • Salford Central
  • Salford Crescent
  • Victoria

It’s going to get more complicated.

Suppose a train operator decided to run a service from London Euston to Huddersfield via the Ordsall Chord stopping at perhaps Piccadilly, Oxford Road, Deansgate, Salford Central and Victoria. Would a London to Manchester Stations ticket be available?

Such a ticket is available to Liverpool and I regularly use my ticket from London to go down to James Street station for the Pier Head.

Incidentally, I just tried to buy a day return to Manchester and the ticketing site didn’t offer me a Mancunian equivalent of a London Zone 6 Travelcard, that is valid on trains and trams. Does such a ticket exist?

November 20, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Tickets yes either
    http://www.systemonetravelcards.co.uk/travelcards/details/daysaver-train-tram
    can also add buses
    or
    https://www.tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/wayfarer-adult
    from further afield – also tickets

    Tickets into Manchester CTLZ include trams in the city centre.

    But you still can’t buy a day ticket on the bus before 09:30 😦

    Comment by Mark Clayton | November 20, 2017 | Reply

  2. Buses I don’t need as I have a Freedom Pass.

    When will I be able to use a conbtactless bank card as in London? New York, Brisbane and Adelaide are going that way.

    Comment by AnonW | November 20, 2017 | Reply

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