Statement from TfGM regarding impact of Storms Eunice and Franklin
Sean Dyball, TfGM’s Head of Customer Experience, said: “Over the course of the weekend the severe weather caused by Storms Eunice and Franklin created a significant amount of disruption on travel across Greater Manchester.
“Local roads were affected by strong winds and flooding in some areas causing significant congestion and delays this morning - while the rail network and Metrolink saw a number of delays and cancellations caused by debris and trees blowing onto tracks.
“The storm which affected the city-region overnight is now starting to ease and is expected to have cleared by lunchtime, but there may be some further disruption into the evening commuter peak as engineers and transport staff work to clear blockages to lines and get services back up and running.
“As such we would ask people to only travel if absolutely necessary, allow extra time for their journeys – and check the TfGM website and social media for the latest updates.”
Transport for Greater Manchester Press Office
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