There is a Std Class Anytime Day Return fare Holmes Chapel to Birchwood via Crewe for £10.00. This fare is valid via Manchester Piccadilly, unlike the similar 'route direct' fare, which has an easement forbiding this. I believe this fare is set by Northern. What are the rules for this fare regarding starting long and finishing short, and break of journey, both on the outbound and return legs. For instance, is it necessary to travel to Crewe at all? Could I leave at Stockport on the outbound journey? Thanks for your help.