he city of Manchester hosts one of the newest tram systems in Europe.
To travel from one end of the line at Bury to the other end at Altrincham currently costs £5 for a return fare (12.2.04) at peak travel times, and £3 for a return fare off peak.
PEAK travel times: before 9.30 AM
OFF PEAK travel times: after 9.30 AM
The first trams run from 6 AM Monday -Saturday and from 10 PM on Sundays.
Manchester trams run every 6 minutes (Mon-Fri 7.30AM-6PM, Sat 9.30AM-5.30PM), So arriving on spec at a tram station will mean you have an average wait of just 3 minutes for the next tram to arrive.
On Sundays the trams run at 15 minute intervals before 10AM and after 5PM. Between those hours Sunday trams run every 12 minutes.
You must be in possession of a valid ticket, pass or permit before boarding a tram.
You must retain your ticket for the duration of your journey and until you leave the station of your final destination.
Daily tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines at all stations. These machines do not accept copper coins or notes but do give change.
Daily tickets are only valid on the date purchased.
Single ticket journeys must be completed within 90 minutes.
The outward journey of a return ticket must be completed within 90 minutes. The return journey may be made at any time ON THE SAME DAY.