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Any Manchesterites out there?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by ChrisKH, 22 Apr 2008.

  1. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Not my cup of tea, but a friend has tickets for the Wigan v Man U end of season match but isn't aware of the logistics of getting from Manchester to Wigan and back. The idea is to travel up, get a hotel in Manchester, travel to Wigan on day of match, travel back to Man. in the evening and go out on the lash. How far is Wigan and how best to travel quickly (without bikes)? Is a taxi feasible, if so how much? Any constructive advice gratefully received.
     
  2. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Sister lives in Wigan, I live in Manchester... I'd say a taxi would be quite expensive, it's about a 25 mile trip IIRC.

    No idea about trains/busses though as we always drive when visiting her.

    Why not just stay in Wigan though? (is that a daft question?)
     
  3. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    They're all Man U fans going Sharky and want to go to Manchester for the party afterwards, I think. Thanks for the advice though. Is there a train link anyone?
     
  4. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

    trains seem to be regular and take about 40 mins. If it were me I'd go by train and then take a bus/taxi to the ground when you get there. No idea as to how far away it is from the station sorry.
     
  5. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Match is in Wigan, isn't it?
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Guru

    This one.

    Journey time is about 40min. Not bad.
     
  7. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
    indeed it is. Don't really know wigan myself but have taken trains from there to mancs and vice versa in the distant past
     
  8. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Yes, it is.
     
  9. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
  10. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    He's a Man U fan and doesn't know how to get to Wigan - which is part of Greater Manchester?

    Doesn't live up to the stereotype of the typical Man U fan then?:biggrin: