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Getting Around Manchester

One of the major cities in the UK is Manchester, which is located in Northwest England. It is situated close to many of the popular cities and towns in England and is known for its outstanding achievements in education, sports and entertainment. There are several attractions to see and getting around Manchester, UK is made easy because of the many transportation modes, which are available.

The Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive (GMPTE) is responsible for some of the public transportation to help you in getting around Manchester, UK. This includes bus services with a broad network provided by many commercial operators, most of whom serve the same routes and charge varying fares. There are two major stations, namely Piccadilly Gardens, which serves the eastern and southern part of the city and the Shudehill station serving the north. Getting day tickets for your bus ride is recommended and you can take buses overnight from the Piccadilly station mostly on Fridays and Saturdays. For information on schedule and fares you may contact the GMPTE.

If you are travelling in and around the major city areas, you may use the brightly colored orange, green and purple free metro shuttle buses. They operate three circular routes on a regular basis and they connect to the four railway stations in the city centre and several of the bus and tram stops. The metro shuttle buses will also take you within reach of many of the popular attractions in Manchester.

Another popular transportation method is the tram services offered by Metrolink Rapid Transport System throughout the city centre. The tram rides are frequent and quick and they run 7 days weekly. There are also rail services, which you can access from the Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly stations and some other stations in and around the city centre. Other means of getting around Manchester, UK include taxis such as the black cabs, private cars for hire and you may also hire bicycles.

When getting around Manchester, UK you can be assured of many transportation modes, which you can select to help make your trip more convenient and easier.


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