In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles.”
Lands end to John O’ Groats on Public Transport ?
It sounds like a preposterous suggestion to make, but its not that far fetched.
You see, living where I do , in Greater Manchester – there’s an excellent network of Buses, Trains and Trams to get to. Even in the short period of time while I was waiting for my Travel Pass, a Tram ticket cost a meagre £1.20 for a return into the city centre, and with the BBC Moving in opposite the Lowry Arts Complex
at Salford recently – the supply of regular trams has been constant. They don’t want to upset the London crowd you see.
So, I can now take a Pennine trip from Salford to Rochdale, before popping onto a West Yorkshire Metro from Rochdale to Todmorden in West Yorkshire if I wish…I could take in the delights of Bury Art Gallery or Lancashire Fusiliers Museum or take a trip around Oldham town centre and be back in time for Tea
The Football Set are smiling, as the metro lines take in both Old Trafford (Home of Manchester United FC) and the Etihad Campus (Home of the Commonwealth Stadium in 2002, and now Home to Manchester City FC) – and if Football isn’t your thing – then it also stops outside Lancashire Cricket Club
(Rugby Fans – Salford’s stadium is a short distance from the Eccles Stop – and they put on buses there!)
Get to Piccadilly Station, and Manchester’s Sporting Complex awaits – or if I feel like it a trip North to the Lancashire sands, taking in the delights of Morecambe’s Seafront, Blackpool’s Tower, The Lake District or Zakynthos’s Wildlife
The Metrolink now lands at Manchester Airport – so if you book your ticket – and pack a bag you could go further than you think on the humble little tram – But the Airfare costs a little extra!