Manchester Branch

Manchester & District Branch

The North West Council has now wound up as a Group.
The Manchester & District Branch will continue and will have direct contact with the National level of the B.T.P.F.

 

This Branch has members throughout Greater Manchester and in the surrounding counties.  Membership costs £3.00 annually.  Active rail industry staff who are members of their respective employers’ Pension Schemes will also be welcomed.

Meetings will be held at Navigation Road Railway Club (London Midland Railway Clubs Association)
The adjacent station is served by Greater Manchester Metrolink trams and Northern rail services.

They will be at 14:00 hrs on further dates to be announced

NB- Northern rail timetable 17, Manchester to Chester via Altrincham.

Using your National Concessionary Travel Pass issued by Transport for Greater Manchester (formerly GMPTE)

How much will I have to pay to travel on buses in Greater Manchester?
The National Scheme allows you to travel for free on local buses anywhere in England between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on public holidays.
In addition the TfGM scheme allows you to travel for free throughout Greater Manchester.
At all other times, you pay the full adult fare.

On which buses can I use my pass?
You can use your pass on all local buses in England, no matter what colour or size the bus is, or which company runs it. You may be able to use your pass for local journeys on some long-distance services, but you should check with the bus company first.
You cannot use your pass for long-distance bus journeys, excursions (holiday trips) or tours, or special bus services which charge premium fares.

How much will I have to pay to travel on Metrolink trams in Greater Manchester?
If you are a resident of Greater Manchester and your pass is issued by TfGM, you can travel for free on Metrolink trams between 9.30am and midnight Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on public holidays. At all other times you pay the full adult fare.
If you have an over-60s travel pass issued by TfGM and are travelling after 9.30am Monday to Friday, or at any time at the weekend or a bank holiday, you must touch in at a smart reader using your pass when you start your journey and touch out at a smart reader when you complete it.
If you are travelling outside the time of your concessionary entitlement, you must buy a paper ticket. You do not need to touch in or touch out if you have bought a paper ticket.

How much will I have to pay to travel on trains in Greater Manchester?
If you have a pass issued by Transport for Greater Manchester, you can use it to travel free in standard class on trains within the Greater Manchester rail tickets boundary at these times:
Between 9.30am and midnight Monday to Friday.
At any time on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Please note if you travel at other times you will pay the full adult fare. You cannot use your pass on trains outside Greater Manchester.

 

If you have a National Concessionary Travel Pass issued by another local Authority in England.

How much will I have to pay to travel on buses in Greater Manchester?
With your NCTP, you can travel for free between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on public holidays on all local buses throughout England.

How much will I have to pay to travel on rail and Metrolink in Greater Manchester?
You will have to pay the full fare for the journey you are taking? Only holders of Greater Manchester NCTP get any reduction on rail and Metrolink in Greater Manchester.

The above is meant as a guideline so far as BTPF is concerned. If in doubt contact or visit local website as shown on reverse of concessionary travel pass.


 

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