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Christmas travel plans are in your pocket

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have published details of all Christmas transport services in a handy pocket-guide, and on the TfGM website

The new guide gives a summary of all public transport services from Monday 23 December to Friday 3 January, including Metrolink, buses, Free bus and Metroshuttle, and local trains. It also has details of Ring & Ride and Local Link, as well as Travelshop and Customer Services opening times. 

Graham Banks, TfGM’s Travel Demand Management Manager, said:

“There are always some changes to services over the Christmas period - it’s really important to us that people can easily find out what the changes are, so they can plan their travel.

“That’s why we’ve put all the details into a pocket guide, so that it’ll be easy for customers to check what the arrangements will be, whether they're heading out for last minute shopping or off to the match!

“We’ll be giving travel advice on Twitter, too, so make sure to follow @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink if you use social media.”

The Christmas services pocket-guide is available to view online, and people can pick up a copy from TfGM Travelshops, at bus stations, and interchanges across Greater Manchester.

Contact Information

Transport for Greater Manchester Press Office

0161 244 1055

Notes to editors

TfGM Travel Advice page for Christmas services:

TfGM journey planner:

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the public body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s future transport strategy and commitments.

We also deliver a wide range of day-to day public transport and active travel services and projects to keep the city-region moving and growing.

With around six million journeys a day, we’re working hard to make travel easier through a better connected and well-informed Greater Manchester. To find out more about TfGM please visit