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    Is this feasible?
    It takes around 40 minutes on the train (around the same as a bus journey into Liverpool), or I could drive.
    What does anyone reckon?
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    If you're driving, make sure to go down the East Lancs Road or go down the M62 and come off at Jnc. 6, I think?
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    Go for it, i travel from Crediton to Plymouth every time i need to go to lectures and stuff which is an hour and a half drive. Do it if its right for you.
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    I know someone that did it for their first two years of uni, ended up dropping out and changing course (meaning he had to pay a years tuition himself). So it's possible, but it will get you down (the East side of Warrington to Liverpool is about the limit).

    That said someone always used to get my train from Stalybridge to Liverpool (an hours train journey).

    Also, at peak times, it will take you at least double your predicition (even via the A580)
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    Possible. But the train takes... well its 40 mins on the train roughly from my station to manchester, and 20 to liverpool, so it'd take an hour... And that drops you off at Victoria station so you'd have to make your way to oxford road. Driving would be easier, just straight down the M62. However manchester is a ***** if you dont live there - theres no helpful road signs anywhere. Where there are road signs directing you one way, you get to the next junction or round a bout and all of a sudden they've stopped.
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    Ive been commuting from Manchester to Liverpool for the past seven weeks and I'm not sick of it yet.

    Its four trains a day which sounds awful but its really not that bad. I get one from my area to Piccadilly - taking 9 mins and one from Piccadilly to Lime street which takes about 45 and then ovbiously two home. It does take slightly over an hour when you factor in actually walking to uni, but I get a lot of reading done for my course which is helpful, so its not as though I'm wasting time. If you were to drive in bare in mind you wouldnt be able to get work done on the commute.

    Also its much cheaper to commute than to live in halls. My train fare is £6.10 per day.
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    Ok, St Helens is a slightly different case (just seen your location), in that case you should be okay, and Id say the train would be best, as you'll spend a good half hour finding a parking space.

    (Original post by LO :))
    Ive been commuting from Manchester to Liverpool for the past seven weeks and I'm not sick of it yet.

    Its four trains a day which sounds awful but its really not that bad. I get one from my area to Piccadilly - taking 9 mins and one from Piccadilly to Lime street which takes about 45 and then ovbiously two home. It does take slightly over an hour when you factor in actually walking to uni, but I get a lot of reading done for my course which is helpful, so its not as though I'm wasting time. If you were to drive in bare in mind you wouldnt be able to get work done on the commute.

    Also its much cheaper to commute than to live in halls. My train fare is £6.10 per day.
    Yep, but after 24 weeks of the same routine you'll be sick of it (I know from experience). That said it's do-able, provided I got the express, it took me less time to get back to Warrington from Liverpool (25 mins) than for my girlfriend to get back to Huyton from Liverpool (45 mins on a good day). My fare was ~£27.00 a week for 5 returns (2 at £7.50, 3 at £4.00).

    All I can say is that having done both, I prefer living in a student flat (HATE halls though) rather than commuting (and I still go home every few weekends, as Ive got my car with me).
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    Yes of course its do-able, as DMed said though, its much better to get the long distance express trains from Lime St to Manchester rather than the local stopping ones, which does get tedious and annoying.

    I guess that if you love travelling on trains, it might be a good option for you but bear in mind the rush hour factor if you have early starts or late finishes. These trains will be horrible to travel in.

    I know a couple of people who do commute from Manchester to Liverpool on a daily basis but doing less demanding courses and are still doing it in their second year. For the more demanding courses like Medicine or Engineering, I wouldn't think its a good idea, as a mate of mine found out last year commuting from Bolton to Liverpool.
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    Yep, no problem. People from my work (manchester) commute from liverpool, leeds, barnsley, bradford, even birmingham!
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    it's do-able, I'm from Liverpool and I could have commuted, but, I don't think it's a very good idea really.

    It's a long commute everyday, and there'll be times between lectures where you might have nothing to do for hours and hours on end. It takes between 40-minutes/hour on the train, but that's just travel time on the actual train, in actuality, it'd probably take an extra half and hour or so on top of that (waiting around for the train, getting from the station to your house, blah blah)

    Main point though, I think with living so far away you'd miss out on a lot of the social aspects of uni life. I think that'd be a huge downer.

    If I were you, I'd either go to uni in Liverpool, or move to Manchester.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    If I were you, I'd either go to uni in Liverpool, or move to Manchester.
    Every scouser would prefer to move to manchester though. Much better city
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    One of my mates has been commuting from Liverpool to uni since last year and I don't think she finds it that bad.
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    (Original post by samba)
    Every scouser would prefer to move to manchester though. Much better city
    As an adopted manc, I say without any hesitation, liverpool is a million billion times better than manchester!

    The OP should definitely still move here, though. manchester's an immense city to live in (if not quite as good as liverpool.)
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    As an adopted manc, I say without any hesitation, liverpool is a million billion times better than manchester!

    The OP should definitely still move here, though. manchester's an immense city to live in (if not quite as good as liverpool.)
    Well, you do have a nice airport! But the football team is argh
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    (Original post by paul5114)
    Yes of course its do-able, as DMed said though, its much better to get the long distance express trains from Lime St to Manchester rather than the local stopping ones, which does get tedious and annoying.

    I guess that if you love travelling on trains, it might be a good option for you but bear in mind the rush hour factor if you have early starts or late finishes. These trains will be horrible to travel in.

    I know a couple of people who do commute from Manchester to Liverpool on a daily basis but doing less demanding courses and are still doing it in their second year. For the more demanding courses like Medicine or Engineering, I wouldn't think its a good idea, as a mate of mine found out last year commuting from Bolton to Liverpool.
    Ive never had a problem in rush hour on the train, and I dont like commuting on trains. I know people who commute from Manchester-Liverpool, and they dont like it.

    Bolton to Liverpool is a pain in the backside as it's a stopping train is to Wigan or Manchester) and then a stopping train.
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    You could do it for a short period I guess, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it in the long run. Regarding routes, as far as I'm aware you can get from Lime Street to either Oxford road, Victoria or Picadilly. Victoria is way too far away from the Uni, Oxford road is the shortest bus ride in (depending on which campus for which Uni you want). Picadilly is the shortest journey from liverpool and there's a direct bus from there to the Uni which costs only 50p. (or if you've got an MU student card you could walk to the UMIST campus and get it for free). If you want UMIST anyway (ie you're doing a science subject) Picadilly is a no brainer.

    (and Samba, aren't we trailing Liverpool in the premier League at the moment )
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    it's do-able, I'm from Liverpool and I could have commuted, but, I don't think it's a very good idea really.

    It's a long commute everyday, and there'll be times between lectures where you might have nothing to do for hours and hours on end. It takes between 40-minutes/hour on the train, but that's just travel time on the actual train, in actuality, it'd probably take an extra half and hour or so on top of that (waiting around for the train, getting from the station to your house, blah blah)

    Main point though, I think with living so far away you'd miss out on a lot of the social aspects of uni life. I think that'd be a huge downer.

    If I were you, I'd either go to uni in Liverpool, or move to Manchester.
    I agree with this. It might not be so much the travelling, its just very annoying if you have lectures split up so have to kill 4 hours between them just sat in the library or something. Ive stopped at home the odd time when needing to be in uni the next day (St Helens - Liverpool) and I really dont think I could be arsed getting up at like half 6 on a regular basis.

    My sister (and her boyfriend) both lived at home and went to Manchester uni (again, St Helens - Manchester obviously) so the commute is do-able. It can obviously take so much longer at rush hour and you do miss out on a lot of social stuff... If you are gonna travel though Im sure the m62, as long as theres no accident, is quicker than the lancs especially if you end up stopping at every sodding set of traffic lights on there.
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    I agree with others in that after my first year I'd probably want to move as the work load would increase and generally it will be much easier to live where your studying and also more sociable. Although I have never experienced problems with trains during rush hour so thats never been an issue so far for me. I also think how doable it is depends on your timetable; I was in 4 days a week with the earliest starting being at 11 which worked out great. During the first week I had to be in at 9 for induction sessions which meant getting up at 5:45am and then not finishing uni until 4ish and then by the time I'd got the train home it was around 5:30/6pm so it was a really long day - a full week of that really drained me. However, I have been lucky with my timetable as I get longer in bed and because I'm travelling at off-peak times I get cheaper fares.

    I think its definately doable. To get to college it took me about an hour on buses so to me this commute is no worse; it was better because I find the train more relaxing and easier to work on than a bus. I think it depends what your reasons for staying at home and commuting are, if its just to save money then I'd say move because you will have a much better experience.
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    (Original post by MancStudent098)
    You could do it for a short period I guess, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it in the long run. Regarding routes, as far as I'm aware you can get from Lime Street to either Oxford road, Victoria or Picadilly. Victoria is way too far away from the Uni, Oxford road is the shortest bus ride in (depending on which campus for which Uni you want). Picadilly is the shortest journey from liverpool and there's a direct bus from there to the Uni which costs only 50p. (or if you've got an MU student card you could walk to the UMIST campus and get it for free). If you want UMIST anyway (ie you're doing a science subject) Picadilly is a no brainer.

    (and Samba, aren't we trailing Liverpool in the premier League at the moment )
    All trains from Liverpool to Manchester Pic call oxford road :P. You see UMIST as you get the train between Pic and Oxford Road :P.
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    (Original post by DMed)
    All trains from Liverpool to Manchester Pic call oxford road :P. You see UMIST as you get the train between Pic and Oxford Road :P.
    It's not UMIST any more. It's Manchester University now.

    Hi DMed :cool:
 
 
 
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