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I have a Manchester Traincard. If I want to travel from the central zone to Chorlton, can I buy a ticket starting at zone 2 if my Traincard allows me travel in the central zone?
 
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I have a Manchester Traincard. If I want to travel from the central zone to Chorlton, can I buy a ticket starting at zone 2 if my Traincard allows me travel in the central zone?
Yes, as the changeover point is at Cornbrook, which is simultaneously in both Metrolink Zone 1 and 2.

N.B. You'll need to have paid for your Zone 2 ticket before continuing on from Cornbrook to Chorlton-cum-Hardy and, if paying by cash, not sure if you can buy a Zone 2 only ticket from a TVM in the City Centre.
 

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Yes, as the changeover point is at Cornbrook, which is simultaneously in both Metrolink Zone 1 and 2.

N.B. You'll need to have paid for your Zone 2 ticket before continuing on from Cornbrook to Chorlton-cum-Hardy and, if paying by cash, not sure if you can buy a Zone 2 only ticket from a TVM in the City Centre.

Confirmed by Metrolink when I asked the question on Twitter regarding buying Zone 2 tickets inside the City Zone with Cash/Card. Appears you can't and that you would have to get off and then re board the next service
https://twitter.com/MCRMetrolink/status/1448989454753050627
 

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Been a while since I used it, but you used to be able to buy Manchester tram tickets on the app (was it get me there?) - is this still possible?
 

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Confirmed by Metrolink when I asked the question on Twitter regarding buying Zone 2 tickets inside the City Zone with Cash/Card. Appears you can't and that you would have to get off and then re board the next service
https://twitter.com/MCRMetrolink/status/1448989454753050627

Yeah, I'm not surprised.

The traincard gives you travel to stops within zone 1, so you can't just carry-on going on the same service using another ticket. You'd have to split the journey with the City Centre - Cornbrook leg on the traincard and the Cornbrook - Chorlton leg as a separate zone 2 ticket (either from TVM, contactless etc).
 

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Yeah, I'm not surprised.

The traincard gives you travel to stops within zone 1, so you can't just carry-on going on the same service using another ticket. You'd have to split the journey with the City Centre - Cornbrook leg on the traincard and the Cornbrook - Chorlton leg as a separate zone 2 ticket (either from TVM, contactless etc).

There is no reason for them to have to delay their journey other than obtaining the second ticket.

I forget where the readers are at Cornbrook, it might actually be possible to get off, tap in and reboard the same tram.
 

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The odds are you could get a tram to Cornbrook ahead of one to Chorlton anyway, thus giving the time to buy the onward ticket.
 

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The odds are you could get a tram to Cornbrook ahead of one to Chorlton anyway, thus giving the time to buy the onward ticket.

Yes, I was going to suggest that - there are 15 trams per hour on that route (10 Alty and 5 East Didsbury), so getting the one before is hardly an issue.
 

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Yes, I was going to suggest that - there are 15 trams per hour on that route (10 Alty and 5 East Didsbury), so getting the one before is hardly an issue.
Plus the ones to Eccles/Media City and Manchester Airport. Busy section of line from St. Peter's Square to Cornbrook!
 

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