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Transport for Greater Manchester Rail Ranger

The following terms and conditions apply to this type of ticket. Please note that some tickets have restrictions on the days or times you can travel. Please check before you travel.

Terms and Conditions

Description

Off-peak one day ranger ticket valid only on National Rail trains in the Greater Manchester area.

Single or Return

Return

Operator

  • CrossCountry
  • TransPennine Express
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • Northern
  • Avanti West Coast

Standard Class Ticket Code

GM1

Availability

Purchase Location

National Rail ticket offices.

Purchase Availability

Any day.

Pre-booking Requirement

No reservations are needed.

Reservations Compulsory

No

No, but you can reserve a seat on many longer distance services and reservations are recommended on busy services. Please note that some train services are designated as reservation only, regardless of ticket held.

Discounts

Children

Yes

Child discounts.

Railcards

No

No discounts

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Valid any day, subject to time restrictions shown below.

Time Of Travel

Valid from 09:30 Monday to Friday & all day at weekends & Bank Holidays.

Valid until 02:30 the following day.

Restrictions in place on the use of Northern and GMTL off-peak tickets. The restrictions will apply to all journeys, irrespective of direction, departing between 16:01 and 18:29, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays and also cover other operators' services on Northern routes.

Break Of Journey

Yes

Return Journey

Day Of Travel

Valid any day, subject to time restrictions shown below.

Time Of Travel

Valid from 09:30 Monday to Friday & all day at weekends & Bank Holidays.

Valid until 02:30 the following day.

Restrictions in place on the use of Northern and GMTL off-peak tickets. The restrictions will apply to all journeys, irrespective of direction, departing between 16:01 and 18:29, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays and also cover other operators' services on Northern routes.

Break Of Journey

Yes

Refunds

Refunds are only given on Ranger tickets returned before the start date shown on them and may be subject to an administration fee.

Changes To Travel Plans

The Ranger has unlimited travel (subject to time restrictions) but you cannot change the travel validity period.