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Additional funding secured to continue extra school bus services through Christmas half term

Greater Manchester has secured a further £2.4m to continue running additional school bus services for the second half of the Autumn term, to make sure schoolchildren can get to school safely.

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GM Bike Hire scheme supplier race now down to four operators

Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme has moved one step closer with four operators shortlisted,  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) announced today.

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Students across Greater Manchester urged to wear face coverings on public transport

Police and transport operators have joined forces to stage a series of engagement events aimed at reminding students and young people of the vital importance of travelling safely and wearing face coverings on public transport. 

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Cycling and walking building boom: 55 miles of new routes and 140 new crossings to be created across Greater Manchester by December 2021

• 55 miles of protected routes and 140 new crossings for people on foot and bikes will be created next year
• The projects that councils across Greater Manchester plan to deliver total around £85 million, creating world class infrastructure and kick-starting the city-region’s plans for the UK’s largest cycling and walking network – The Bee Network
• 25 miles of pop-up routes and two low-traffic neighbourhoods will also be delivered
• Plans heralded as a “huge step” by Mayor and “the start of a transport revolution” by Commissioner Chris Boardman
• A selection of visualisations can be downloaded here

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Salford presses start on e-scooter trial

Salford City Council is to trial an e-scooter rental scheme as part of a national government scheme to fast-track trialling their use – it will be on the streets next month.

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Passengers urged to consider travel options as transport gets busier

Public transport use is gradually increasing as people across Greater Manchester start to return to education and employment. 

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Metrolink works reminder ahead of the weekend

Metrolink passengers are being reminded of planned works taking place on the Oldham Rochdale line this weekend. 

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Greater Manchester secures £2m for thousands of extra bus seats to support safe return to school

Greater Manchester has secured more than £2m in government funding to boost capacity on the bus network at peak times and help children get back to school safely. 

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Mayor of Greater Manchester urges everyone to ‘do their bit’ and prepare for a different commute as hundreds of thousands return to education and work

Tens of thousands of extra journeys are expected on roads and public transport across Greater Manchester from next week as schools and colleges begin to reopen and more people return to work
• Mayor calls on people to plan ahead, allow extra time for journeys and cycle or walk if possible to reduce congestion and protect limited capacity on public transport
• People returning to work are also encouraged to avoid peak hours where possible
• TfGM and transport operators have worked hard to make sure services are as safe, clean and reliable as possible - but passengers are asked to wear a face covering unless exempt, maintain a safe distance when travelling and wash hands frequently.

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Services start running at Ashton Interchange

Services are set to start running from the brand-new Ashton-under-Lyne interchange this weekend, providing passengers with much-improved facilities and a modern, accessible gateway to the town.

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Metrolink until midnight: running times extended from 24 August

Metrolink running times are set to be extended through to midnight six days a week from the end of August, Transport for Greater Manchester has announced today.

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TfGM urges parents and pupils to check travel advice, plan ahead and cycle or walk to school where possible in September

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is advising parents and pupils to plan ahead for how they will travel to school in September and to cycle, walk or scoot to school where they can.