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The Early Bird catches the tram

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Calling all early birds and night owls! We’ve launched a special offer to help you get around Greater Manchester in the busy festive period. Available exclusively on the get me there app, it’s easy, flexible and will help you avoid the queues.

Download the free get me there app to your phone from the App Store or Google Play.

The ‘Early Bird’ and ‘Early Bird Plus’ are being trialled as part of the Mayor’s Congestion Deal, which encourages people to try and change their travel behaviour to reduce congestion across the city-region.

Available until Christmas Eve, all you need to do to benefit from these great value travelcards is travel outside the busiest times of the day…and you’ll be doing your bit to cut congestion too!

Simply buy your Early Bird travelcard before 7am on any weekday and choose from:

Early Bird - £1

Unlimited travel on all Metrolink tram services from start of service until 7.30am.

Early Bird Plus - £3

Unlimited travel on all Metrolink tram services from start of service until 7.30am PLUS unlimited travel between 1pm and 3.30pm and unlimited travel from 7pm until end of service.

Remember to make sure you plan your journeys, as you need to buy either ticket before 7am and travel must be completed by 7.30am in the morning and by 3.30pm if you’re travelling in the afternoon period.

You must buy your ticket before your first journey. You cannot buy a ticket on the tram. Your travelcard will automatically activate when valid.