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    Im off to a gig in August at Manchester Academy and not too sure which is the best train station to arrive at.

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    Picadilly is the closet (I think)
    It's the one we took when we went to the university
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    (Original post by YB101)
    Picadilly is the closet (I think)
    It's the one we took when we went to the university
    Is that walking distance?
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    Oxford road is closest, but piccadilly is a lot bigger, nicer and it's easier to get on a bus. If you go to piccadilly, get on the 142, 143, 42, 43, 41, 111 or there's a couple of others that I can't remember that go straight past it.

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    (Original post by Devel)
    Is that walking distance?
    Yeah it's walking distance. Maybe not "stumbling" distance for the way back. What gig are you going to btw?
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    (Original post by oddsox)
    Oxford road is closest, but piccadilly is a lot bigger, nicer and it's easier to get on a bus. If you go to piccadilly, get on the 142, 143, 42, 43, 41, 111 or there's a couple of others that I can't remember that go straight past it.

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    Cool, hopefully ill get there early enough to not have to bother with a bus.

    (Original post by YB101)
    Yeah it's walking distance. Maybe not "stumbling" distance for the way back. What gig are you going to btw?
    Ah good, ill get there early and have a walk down. I assume it wont be too difficult to find.

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    I usually go via Oxford Rd cause you come out the station, go down the steps then walk straight down oxford road and you'll find the academy on your right after ten/fifteen mins. No turns so I can't get lost/confused xD
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    (Original post by catestevenson)
    I usually go via Oxford Rd cause you come out the station, go down the steps then walk straight down oxford road and you'll find the academy on your right after ten/fifteen mins. No turns so I can't get lost/confused xD
    Yeah, I probably will go to the one easiest to walk from. Are all the Academy (1,2,3) venues together?
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    (Original post by Devel)
    Yeah, I probably will go to the one easiest to walk from. Are all the Academy (1,2,3) venues together?
    Academy 1 is next to the students union, 2 and 3 are in the basement of the union.

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    (Original post by oddsox)
    Academy 1 is next to the students union, 2 and 3 are in the basement of the union.

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    I assume this is Academy 1?

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    (Original post by Devel)
    I assume this is Academy 1?
    Yep

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    (Original post by oddsox)
    Oxford road is closest, but piccadilly is a lot bigger, nicer and it's easier to get on a bus. If you go to piccadilly, get on the 142, 143, 42, 43, 41, 111 or there's a couple of others that I can't remember that go straight past it.

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    It's just as easy to get on a bus outside Oxford Road Station as it is from Piccadilly - in fact, easier as the bus stop is right outside OxRd, whereas you have to walk from Piccadilly (unless you get the 147..).

    Do NOT get on the 111 as it turns down Moss Lane East and then you'll get lost.

    The easiest and nearest is as mentioned, Oxford Road as it's then a straight line and impossible to get lost. Piccadilly is further away but bigger and busier - it depends where you're coming from. If your train goes through Ox Road, brilliant. If it only goes to Picc or Vic, then go to those and you can travel along from there..
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    (Original post by bella127)
    It's just as easy to get on a bus outside Oxford Road Station as it is from Piccadilly - in fact, easier as the bus stop is right outside OxRd, whereas you have to walk from Piccadilly (unless you get the 147..).
    I dunno, during the busy times, especially 7/8 in the evening I always find myself standing on the bus, and might be waiting a while to get one if I get the train to Oxford Road, but there's always a bus loading at piccadilly gardens.

    (Original post by bella127)
    Do NOT get on the 111 as it turns down Moss Lane East and then you'll get lost.
    But moss lane east is the other side of the union, it's right down near the hospitals near the curry mile?
    Btw have you been in the union these last couple of weeks? They've finished doing it up and it's really nice

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