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Posted by: PrestwichMariner, November 4, 2014, 8:58am
For those travelling by train be aware that there is work on the tram system on 15th November so you will need to get a replacement bus from Piccadilly to Cornbrook. You might want to factor the extra time into your journey plans!
Posted by: Youngy, November 4, 2014, 9:12am; Reply: 1
Quoted from PrestwichMariner
For those travelling by train be aware that there is work on the tram system on 15th November so you will need to get a replacement bus from Piccadilly to Cornbrook. You might want to factor the extra time into your journey plans!


Thanks for this, I've only booked train tickets as far as Piccadilly for now, will probably get the tram to Altrincham after a few hours round Manchester City Centre and a trip to the national football muesum. Also gutted that I didn't realise the England game is on at 5pm and I'm booked on the 6:20 train home
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2014, 9:26am; Reply: 2
Thanks for that but it shouldn't really effect most people traveling from Grimsby as you change at Stockport, so no real need to go into Manchester, unless you were planning a couple of hours on the urine there first.  ;)
Posted by: Chrisblor, November 4, 2014, 9:52am; Reply: 3
That bloody tram. My girlfriend's a Portsmouth supporter and a couple of weeks ago we went to see them playing in Bury. We arrived in Manchester by train at 1pm expecting this would leave us with plenty of time to reach Bury by tram. On arriving at the tram stop on Market Street, we were informed the tram to Bury wasn't running that day due to engineering works, and a replacement bus was in operation. The bus took such a stupid meandering route we missed the first 10 minutes of the game! Based on that experience, my advice would be change trains in Stockport - don't rely on Metrolink replacement buses as they are slow and terrible and will cause you to miss kick-off.
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 4, 2014, 9:52am; Reply: 4
At the pound pub les ??
Posted by: Henryscat, November 4, 2014, 12:25pm; Reply: 5
The standard bus is the 263

Takes about an hour
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2014, 1:17pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Henryscat
The standard bus is the 263

Takes about an hour


You can get the train from Piccadilly anyway. Takes less than half an hour.
Posted by: AdamHaddock, November 4, 2014, 3:50pm; Reply: 7
Yes there's a train from Piccadilly via Stockport. Also the 41 bus sometimes goes as far as Alty although generally terminates at Sale
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2014, 4:00pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from AdamHaddock
Yes there's a train from Piccadilly via Stockport. Also the 41 bus sometimes goes as far as Alty although generally terminates at Sale


The Northern Rail service to Chester at 17 minutes past the hour from Piccadilly stops at Altrincham.
Posted by: AdamHaddock, November 4, 2014, 4:03pm; Reply: 9
I know, I got that on the way to the Wrexham game a few weeks ago because of strikes by Arriva staff
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2014, 4:10pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from AdamHaddock
I know, I got that on the way to the Wrexham game a few weeks ago because of strikes by Arriva staff


The majority of fans going on the day will change at Stockport though I would have thought but if anyone was going into Manchester for a few pre-match beers they could catch that train to Alty so hopefully the tram issues shouldn't really affect anyone.
Posted by: moosey_club, November 4, 2014, 6:29pm; Reply: 11
Or......
alternatively wake up and realise you dont live in Victorian England and you can take your horseless carriage direct to the ground. Trains and trams FFS.

;)
Posted by: Youngy, November 4, 2014, 6:39pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Les Brechin


The majority of fans going on the day will change at Stockport though I would have thought but if anyone was going into Manchester for a few pre-match beers they could catch that train to Alty so hopefully the tram issues shouldn't really affect anyone.


That's our plan, getting to Manchester early for a look round the National Football Museum, then go for a few Mulled Wines round the Christmas market, onto the Brewdog for a few cheekys and catch the 2:17 to Alty  

Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2014, 6:40pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from moosey_club
Or......
alternatively wake up and realise you dont live in Victorian England and you can take your horseless carriage direct to the ground. Trains and trams FFS.

;)


You can't beat an away day on the train with your mates though, in my opinion.

You can have a beer or seven, no one has to worry about drink-driving and there's a loo with a few yards when you need to go (several times usually after a skinful of beer)
Posted by: moosey_club, November 4, 2014, 6:50pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Les Brechin


You can't beat an away day on the train with your mates though, in my opinion.

You can have a beer or seven, no one has to worry about drink-driving and there's a loo with a few yards when you need to go (several times usually after a skinful of beer)


I just prefer to be in control.  :)
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2014, 6:53pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from moosey_club


I just prefer to be in control.  :)


I'd don't really think I'd like to have been in control for some of the games I've seen in the past.   ;)
Posted by: Paris Mariner, November 6, 2014, 8:39pm; Reply: 16
Is Alty one of the those grounds where you can swap ends at half time?
Posted by: Abdul19, November 6, 2014, 9:16pm; Reply: 17
Wasn't last time
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 6, 2014, 9:20pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Les Brechin


You can't beat an away day on the train with your mates though, in my opinion.

You can have a beer or seven, no one has to worry about drink-driving and there's a loo with a few yards when you need to go (several times usually after a skinful of beer)


That's what Wapping mariner said!
Posted by: MarinerWY, November 6, 2014, 11:18pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from moosey_club
Or......
alternatively wake up and realise you dont live in Victorian England and you can take your horseless carriage direct to the ground. Trains and trams FFS.

;)


To each their own, I love the train journeys, noone has to stay sober, it´s all part of the day for me! Beers on the train, rolling straight into the town centre and finding decent boozers, not having to worry about parking etc.... all that, and the fact that I don´t have a car.

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