Manchester to Warrington

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  1. bitmadmax

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    A lot of weekends I travel to Warrington Central from Manchester Picc. I pay £7.80 for a single on Friday afternoon, returning the Monday morning (peak) again paying £7.80. Could I make this cheaper? Looking at advanced tickets they seem to be the same price no matter how advance I look.

    Thanks all.
     
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    There aren't any Advance fares for this journey, which is why they don't appear cheaper.

    An Offpeak return to Liverpool would be valid to alight/board at Warrington and is fractionally cheaper at £14.90. The only time restriction is FROM Manchester before 0829.
     
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    Thanks 30907. I think I've missed something here. I seem to be getting more options on tpexpress/national rail websites than I have done previously.

    A "first class open return" seems to be cheapest, departing Picadilly on a Friday and returning on the same route and operator (TPE) is only £14.10 it seems. Would this be valid on say, the 16.07 outbound on the Friday and valid on the 06.45 inbound on the Monday?
     
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    Perfectly valid as long as your times you have mentioned are TPE trains.
     
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    ... and beware that if you board a non-TPE service with that £14.10 ticket, your ticket is not valid at all and a brand new ticket will be required.
     
  6. bitmadmax

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    Thank you all for your advice, it is appreciated.
     
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    Free refreshments too, if you're lucky.
     
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    Hi - me again :D

    Further to me asking about the cheapest return fare between Manchester/Warrington - can anyone tell me where the TPexpress ticket machines are/where I can buy the TPE open 1st return ticket at Picadilly? NR site shows the ticket machine being on the overbridge, but this seems well within the station where I would already have been asked to show a ticket. The ticket machines on the main concourse and around the corner from the metrolink platform only seem to do the bog standard tickets (presumably as they are virgin ticket machines). I didn't get chance to try the Northern ones. Thanks :roll:
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    Haha yes, I've read about TPE's somewhat sketchy "trolley" service. I'm not too fussed, cheap and cheerful is the order of the day!
     
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    I don't think FTPE operates any ticket machines at Manchester Pic, but you can get the ticket you need from the ticket office.
     
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    On the TPE website for nectar points too, and it can be collected from any TVM.
     
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    VERY lucky! Trolleys are booked to be taken off at Piccadilly! I do Birchwood-Manchester and back every day and I've seen 8 trolleys in 5 years!
     
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