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There is no metro in Manchester. Metrolink is an equivalent of tram, elevated railway. Buses are not the most reliable means of transport.

Metrolink

I do not know how is the situation in other cities in England, but the night traveling around the city is still pain in the ass, or it is not, because nothing goes. There are a few night connections, but they go only on Fridays and Saturdays. Last connections usually end at 23:30 and who can not make it, it is just bad luck. In this case, a solution is a purchase of a bicycle. London is good at dealing with this problem.

There is no metro in Manchester. Metrolink is an equivalent of tram, elevated railway. For example, a ticket from the Sale station to the Piccadilli in the center of Manchester is 5,40 in rush hours and 3,60 in off-peak hours. Rush hour is from the opening till 9:30, the rest of the day is off-peak.

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Bus

Buses are not the most reliable means of transport. Just in the south Manchester there are about 7 companies operating and you have to buy a ticket for each company separately or day ticket for any buses, which is valid for all companies, in fact, however, it is valid for just two of them. Tickets are purchased at the entrance to the bus, directly from the driver. Weekly ticket is from 7 to 12 pounds depending on the number of buses operated by the company.

There is a timetable only at a few bus stops. The timetables are not reliable due to heavy traffic on the roads. Therefore, the easiest mean of transportation is Metrolink. The bus stops only when given a sign. Once happened to me that after half an hour of waiting the bus passed me although I was standing at the bus stop so that he could not overlook me. After another hour of waiting, fortunately, other passenger had joined me so I reached my station successfully. Just wave on the bus driver and when exiting the bus, push the bell button.

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At the heart of Manchester, there are special buses that are completely free (Metroshuttle).

I used the most the server for transport planning www.gmpte.gov.uk.

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