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Metrolink’s Destination Generator helps people discover Greater Manchester by tram

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Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new interactive website to inspire people to use Metrolink to discover all that the region has to offer by tram.

The Metrolink Destination Generator provides tailored suggestions for destinations and days out for those who are stuck for ideas, including solo travellers, dog walkers, and people meeting up with friends and family.

Users will first be greeted by a welcome page with a list of pre-selected activities alongside an interactive map. Activities range from free to affordably priced, indoor to outdoor, and cover food, cultural, musical, and sporting destinations, along with places to socialise with others.

The Destination Generator can also plan more tailored trips for travellers stuck for ideas. Users will be asked who they are travelling with, where they are hoping to go via Metrolink, the type of day out they are looking for and whether they are travelling on a weekday or on the weekend.

Once this information is plugged in, the generator will provide a destination. This will include the nearest Metrolink stop, suggested best value tickets (including contactless travel, weekend and family travelcards), along with information about the venue and directions.

Danny Vaughan, TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, said: “Whether travelling a few stops or across the network, Metrolink is a convenient, value-for money and accessible way of getting around Greater Manchester.

“There are flexible and affordable ticketing options for all travellers, whether it’s paying as you go with contactless – never paying more than the daily cap, or making use of a one-day family travelcard which covers travel for two adults and up to three children.

“Whatever the weather this summer, Metrolink can get you where you want to go, and if you’re stuck for ideas our Destination Generator will help you plan your trip.”

Renowned travel experts Lonely Planet named Manchester as one of its best ‘accessibility-friendly’ destinations to visit in 2023, with the city being the only UK location to make the guidebook’s annual Best in Travel list.

Sheona Southern, managing director at Marketing Manchester, said: “There are a variety of attractions across Greater Manchester for visitors to explore on Metrolink, from East Lancashire Railway in Bury, IWM North in Trafford, The Lowry in Salford, and fantastic green space in places like Sale Water Park.

“We’re delighted to work in partnership with TfGM to highlight just how accessible the region is, and we hope the Destination Generator is a fun way for visitors to uncover more of the unexpected in Greater Manchester.”

Image credit: TfGM

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