Manchester metrolink map for our guests
Without doubt, if your coming to stay the weekend at the Cornerstones Guest House the best form of transport for getting around Manchester is the metrolink. So I've put together this post including a Manchester Metrolink Map that shows you all the stations to date, and; I've also entered what you will pay using the metro from our local station.
Most people who stay at the weekend arrive on a Friday evening, which is also the same time Manchesters Metrolink puts out the best value for money ticket. From 6pm on a Friday evening, you can buy a weekend ticket for £6.80 which will let you ride the tram all weekend until the last tram Sunday night (11:45) If you where to take an uber cab to the city centre it would cost you £13 – £14.00 one way. On the bus you can ride all day for £5.10. However, the metro weekend ticket is for Friday, Saturday & Sunday. You can fly into Manchester Airport buy your weekend tick, spend your weekend in and around Manchester and then use the same ticket to get back to the Airport all for £6.80.
If you intend to use the metrolink as your main means of transport while your in Manchester everything is made so simple by downloading the Metrolink app. It's like having a ticket machine in your pocket. Fill in your details including your bank details, it takes payment and all you have to do is show the ticket inspector your phone if your asked to produce a ticket.
Your device is your ticket! you can securely purchase Metrolink One-Way, Round-Trip tickets, 7-Day, Monthly and Weekend Day Passes in seconds.
Manchester Metrolink Contactless Payment
If you don't intend to use the metrolink that much over the weekend or your here on business
you can use one of the smart contacless card readers on the platform.
Click on the link above you'll see the official version of how it works. In a nutshell there's no queuing to use the ticket machines
You can only buy one ticket using one device, per person, card, phone or watch. If your with a partner they will have to use their device
Outside of the rush hour, touch in with your device, you'll be charged for an adult 1-day off-peak travelcard priced £4.90.
In the rush hour, 7am and 9.30am, you'll pay £7.10 for a anytime travelcard.
STOP RIGHT THERE !
YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS !
MAKE SURE WHEN YOU GET OFF AT YOUR STOP
YOU TOUCH OUT ON YOUR WAY OUT OF THE STATION AT A SMART READER.
So you have to touch in with what ever device you choose and touch out again, with the same device at the station you disembark.
If you forget to touch in and you offer a ticket inspector a device you will be charged £30.00. If you offer a device that doesn't work at all your libel to pay £100 The metro is well policed, ticket inspectors can enter a tram anywhere at any time. I've even known them to stop the tram between stations. There's usually four or five inspectors, they move quite fast so your not held up for to long. If your contactless, they carry a smart reader machine with them, all you have to do is present your card, phone or watch to the reader. However, if there's anything wrong especially if you didn't touch in; you're taken off the train, and it's an immediate fine.