Getting Around Manchester

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    by birchy99 Updated Jun 19, 2005

    I was a bit skeptical about booking on a "low fare" airline but took the chance. Much to my surprise this carrier is tops. The plane was a fairly new Airbus330 with in-seat video screens. The flight attendents were superb. Unlike with most American airlines the attendents acted like they enjoyed their jobs. The food was acceptable by airline standards and drinks were gratis. All in all, I'd fly BMI anytime. My only complaint was that when the lady in front of me put her seat back I lost the picture on the LED video screen. So one ends up watching what his neighbor is watching.
    The only hitch was upon landing, parking the plane and deboarding was excruciatingly slow, but that was no fault of the airline.

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    by gabriellefox Written Feb 25, 2005

    Situated directly below G-Mex/MICC are two large NCP-managed car-parks, spaces for which can be pre-booked.

    There are also several other NCP car-parks nearby.

    NCP operates 600 car parks across the UK including ten at the country's busiest airports.
    NCP has been synonymous with car parking in Britain for over 70 years providing modern and professionally managed facilities. We hope you make NCP your first choice for town, city centre and airport parking.

    Great rates for long term airport parking:

    from £2.99 per day at London Luton
    from £5.50 per day at Heathrow
    from £2 per day at Edinburgh


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    Tram System

    by gabriellefox Updated Feb 25, 2005

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    Metrolink take pride in their fast frequent service operating 7 days a week from early until late 364 days of the year.

    During peak periods services mostly operate every 6 minutes between Bury and Altrincham via the city centre and 12 minutes between Eccles and Piccadilly.

    The tram system runs frequently and networks across the city. It is simple, cheap and easy to use.

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    Trams, buses and trains

    by africaking Updated Jan 14, 2005

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    Manchester has one of the best public transport service in the U.K.
    Buses are regular and usually on time, most are now of the new comfortable designs and still fairly priced.
    Trams or the Metrolink as it is also called serves Manchester City and outlying areas, these are similar to the Underground in London but travel above ground, they are clean and arrive often and on time, they are also quicker than buses but cost a little more.
    Trains are the usual services that travel the country, companies like Virgin and the likes, prices I feel are high and there are delays but for travelling further afield it is the best bet besides a car.

    Tram to Eccles
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    Oxford Station

    by Toyin Updated Jan 11, 2005

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    This is Oxford road train station. This is where I stoped on my way from Preston. I found out that there are free bus services from the station to Manchester centre. Where I subsequently took another bus to Bury.

    Oxford Road
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    Map of Manchester city centre

    by Tekae79 Updated Nov 22, 2004

    Orientation should not be a problem getting in and around Manchester.

    Whether you are looking for a specific building, the Urbis museum, the Arndale shopping centre, cinemas, restaurants or just a nightclub - just ask around and a friendly face should be happy to give you directions.

    Manchester city centre

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    Travel in general

    by British-G Written Sep 10, 2004

    Travel around manchester is very easy. Busses, Taxis, and the Metro, can get you anywhere in manchester fairly quickly, cheaply, and hassle free. Taxis are obviously more expensive than the others, but from the city centre terminals, you can get pretty much all you need.

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    by Ben-UK Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    Manchester has 4 train station, the main one being Piccadilly which handles services to London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow and many other destinations.

    Piccadilly station is 5 minutes from the city centre and Manchester Central bus station.

    The other train stations are Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate.

    The approach to Piccadilly train station The entrance to Piccadilly train station Piccadilly train station
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    by Ben-UK Written Apr 6, 2004

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    The recently refurbished Manchester Central bus station is on Chorlton Street in the city centre, 5 minutes from Piccadilly Train station.

    National Express operate services to all parts of the UK from here.

    Manchester Central Bus Station

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    by Ben-UK Written Apr 6, 2004

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    Opened in 1992, the Metrolink tram system has proved a popular means of transport around the centre and on the main lines to Altrincham, Bury and via Salford Quays to Eccles. Hopefully the network will expand in the not too distant future to include Manchester Airport and the south Manchester area in general.

    I took the attached photo in St .Peter's Square -- the round building behind the tram is the Central Library and the building in the background is the Midland Hotel

    Metrolink tram

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    After midnite travel

    by M.E.R.V Updated Mar 27, 2003

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    Travelling after midnite can be quite a hassle if you live outside the city especially on weekends. Taxis or night buses(if they available) are hence the only way home unless you wanna be left wandering-round-the-streets-waiting-to-get-mugged. I don't normally take cabs cos i live in the city or if i have too much groceries, but i do occasionally if i'm staying over at ma sis's apartment after a night's out. Village Cars or Rainbow Cars(such gay names!)are very trustworthy and at least the don't rip us off unlike black cabs!

    RAINBOW CARS 0161 236 0909
    VILLAGE CARS 0161 237 3383

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    A Bit Different

    by steventilly Written Nov 20, 2002

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    A Mersey Ferry comes up the Manchester Ship Canal from Liverpool to Salford Quays. I don't know how often this happens, or if it's only by special charter. This one brough fans of St. Helens RLFC for the Cup Final at Old Trafford.
    A nice way to do the trip, I think.

    Mersey Ferry

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    By Road

    by steventilly Updated Nov 13, 2002

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    The M62 and M6 motorways bring traffic from all parts of the country, and new links and loops seem to appear every year. Be careful if you take the motorway ring-road that you don't end up heading in the wrong direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise). It's happened to a lot of people, including me.

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  • An easy daytrip by tram and bus from Manchester

    by jayhawk2000 Written Sep 26, 2002

    Altrincham is about a half hour by tram from Manchester city centre. At the town's transport interchange you can catch a shuttle bus to Dunham Massey, which entitles you to a discount off the property's admission price.

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    Manchester has an airport, a...

    by antz Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Manchester has an airport, a huge train station, a huge bus station and so you can really get there any way you please.
    Best way to get around in Manchester is to take the trams...yes they do still exist, and in Manchester they exist in style! There are also trains and taxis, and walking is always nice!

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