New £1 Metrolink ticket - but it is not straight­for­ward

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS -

I am will­ing to give it a go as it could def­i­nitely save me money get­ting home from work­ing a night shift. Tick­ets are cur­rently quite dear early morn­ing. KIM­BER­LEY KNIGHT It would be good if Metro put on a dou­ble tram as the 6.55 from Heaton Park is re­ally, re­ally packed. LOR­RAINE STATON Use­less tbh, to get into town for 7.30am there is no traf­fic and eas­ier than for 8.30-9.30am, same with evening travel. Why would some­one wait cou­ple of hours just to save £2 on a ticket? LUDA RUS­SELL What about some kind of reg­u­lar trav­eller dis­count in­stead? Re­ward­ing the peo­ple who reg­u­larly use pub­lic trans­port? I won’t ben­e­fit from this ticket as I can only travel at 7.30 or af­ter 3.30 be­cause of my work­ing hours but I al­ways use the tram but it costs me nearly £7 for a ticket, it’s crip­pling. I only work three days so isn’t worth buy­ing a weekly or monthly ticket. TIFFANY LONS­DALE Should adopt an method like the oyster travel sys­tem in Lon­don daily travel ticket (cost varies ac­cord­ing to zone) but once you have paid or topped up your card for a jour­ney there is a limit to daily cost of trans­port and al­lows you to use any method of trans­port ie un­der­ground, the buses, the over­land trains within the zone paid for. This sys­tem also al­lows for you to ‘not have enough’ but as the card is reg­is­tered you sim­ply re­pay the ex­tra when you top up with no penalty. TRACEY O’NEILL

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