FRECCLES - Friends of Eccles Station

Free and Reduced Rate Travel on Trains and Trams in Greater Manchester

Free travel for pensioners

If you have a TfGM-issued National Concessionary Travel Pass you can travel free on trains and trams in Greater Manchester any time after 9.30 a.m. Monday to Friday, or anytime on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

(The date you can get a NCT Pass is the same date that you can get your state pension.)

Cheap travel for anyone

For those without a TfGM-issued National Concessionary Travel Pass, the Greater Manchester Rail Ranger allows unlimited travel for one day on the Greater Manchester rail network (and on trams in the city centre) between 9.30 a.m. and 16.00 p.m., and from 18.30 p.m. onwards, Monday to Friday, or anytime on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. It costs £5.40 .

Greater Manchester rail and tram map

Download a map (pdf file) showing the Greater Manchester rail fares boundary.

Here is an alternative version showing the rail-tram interchange at Eccles, but without the GM fares boundary.