Changes to fares in Greater Manchester

Northern, part of the Arriva Group, is making some changes to off-peak fares in the Greater Manchester area.

From Sunday 4 September, Northern is bringing the cost of Greater Manchester off-peak journeys into line with the cost of similar fares across the rest of its network.  As a result the maximum price of an Off-Peak Day Return or CDR (Cheap Day Return) fare will now be £4.90 for any journey within the Greater Manchester region, an increase of 50p.

Liam Sumpter, Northern’s Regional Director for the Manchester area commented: “'I appreciate that this means some fares are increasing, but our Off-Peak fares still offer great value for money to anyone wanting to travel across the Greater Manchester area.

“Looking ahead we have just embarked on a £1billion, four-year improvement programme at Northern.  Customers in the Manchester area will see new and improved trains, with more capacity and more services that will deliver a better travel experience.”

At the same time Northern is adding some new discounted Advance Purchase fare routes to its Manchester services:

  • Chester to / from Manchester Stations / Manchester Airport
  • Poulton-le-Fylde to / from Manchester Airport

To find out more, go to Northern’s website at or contact us on social media at @northernassist.

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