350 Route 42. MANCHESTER. Hotels.
The canal was constructed by Brindley for the Duke of Bridgewater
in 1758-71. The Duke sank all his capital in the undertaking, but ultim¬
ately made a large fortune by the facilities it afforded for conveying the
prodnce of his large coal-fields to Manchester and Liverpool.
At (24 M.) Glazebrook the direct line to London diverges to the
right. — 34 M. Manchester (Central Station), see below.
c. From Liverpool to Manchester vid Alherton.
36'ft M. Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 40 min.-l3/4 hr. (fares
5s. Gd., 2s. 9d., 2». 6d.; return 8s., 5s., 4s. 6d.).
We start from the Exchange Station (p. 340). The district tra¬
versed is uninteresting and most of the stations unimportant. 11 M.
Rainford is the junction of lines to Ormskirk (p. 348) and St. Helen's
(p. 349). Near Wigan (p. 406), which the Manchester line avoids
by a loop, we cross the main L.N.W. line. A little farther on, the
direct Manchester line diverges to the right from that to Bolton
(p. 356). 26 M. Alherton; 29 M. Walkden; 34 M. Pendleton; 36 M.
Salford. — 3672 M. Manchester (Victoria Station), see below.
Manchester. — Railway Stations. 1. Central Station (PI. E, 5), at
the corner of Windmill St. and Lower Mosley St., for the trains of the
Midland Railway, G N.R., G.C.R., and Cheshire Lines to London, Liver¬
pool, Chester, Buxton, Matlock, Derby, etc. — 2. London Road Station
(PI. G, H, 6), for the L.N.W. trains to London, Stafford, Birmingham, etc.,
and also for the G. C. R. — 3. Exchange Station (PL E, 2), on the N. side of
the town, for the L.N.W. trains to Liverpool, Leeds, Chester, Wales, and
Scotland, and G.W.R. trains to Chester and Wales. — 4. Victoria Station
(PL F, 2), adjoining the last, for the Lancashire and Yorkshire lines to
Liverpool, Bolton, Preston, Oldham, York, Leeds, Scarborough, etc. —
5. Oxford Road Station (PL F, 6), for trains to Altrincham, etc. — In
addition to these stations, which are connected with each other by a loop-
line, there are several secondary or suburban stations at which the trains
generally stop before quitting Manchester. The chief of these is that at
Salford (PI. D,3). — Single cab-fare (see below) from the stations to the hotels.
Hotels. Midland (PL n; E, 5), a huge and sumptuously equipped
new hotel, with Turkish baths, five restaurants, American bar, etc., R. from
4s. 6d., I). 6s.; "Queen's (PI. a; G, 4), 2 Piccadilly, a long-established
house near the London Road Station, R. from 4s. 6d., D. 5s.; *Grand
(PL c; G, 4), Aytoun St. more quietly situated, with lift, R. 4s.-5s. Gd.,
1). 5s.; Victoria (PL b; E, 3l, Victoria St., R. from 3s. 6d., D. 5s.;
Grosvenor (PL d; E, 3), Deansgate, R. or D. 5s.; Albion (PL e; G, 3),
21 Piccadilly, R. from 3s. 6d., D. 3s. 6d.; Clarence (PL f); Waterloo
(PL g), R. 4-5s., D. 2s. 6d., in Piccadilly (6 & 8; PL G, 3, 4); Mosley,
Piccadilly; "Royal (PL m; F, 3), 2 Mosley St., the last six commercial;
Deansgate Temperance Hotel, R. 4s., D. 2s. 6d.
Restaurants. At the ''Midland Hotel (see above; grill room, German
restaurant, etc.); Atlantic, 9 Cross St. (PI. E, 3, 4), for men only; Victoria,
at the above-named hotel (PL E,3); Parker, 18 St. Mary's Gate and 10 St.
Anne's Sq. (PL E, 3); Prince's Cafe; opposite Prince's Theatre (PL E, 5);
Manchester Limited Restaurant Co., under the Exchange (P1.E,3); Sainsbury's
Luncheon Rooms, Corporation St.; 'Old Swan (German), Pool St., Market St.;
Continental, Peter Sq.; Smallmans Vegetarian Restaurants, St. Anne St., Barton
Arcade, Deansgate, etc. — Refreshment Rooms at the stations.
Cabs. Per mile, 1-2 pers. 9d., 3-4 pers. Is.; for each additional third
of a mile 3d. or 4d. By time, for each '/< nr- Tfad. For each article of
luggage carried outside 2d. Double fares from midnight to 6 a.m. Com¬
plaints may be made at the Town Hall (p. 354J.