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Exciting progress on landmark project for Stockport

An exciting milestone is set to be passed as plans to develop a modern transport interchange and residential development in Stockport town centre begin to take shape.

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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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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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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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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.

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Week of action sees more people put on a face covering

• Increase in face covering compliance reported as police and operators step-up engagement
• Nearly 2,500 face coverings handed out to passengers
• Passengers reminded of requirement to wear face coverings in transport hubs as well as on buses, trains and trams to continue to help limit spread of coronavirus

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Passengers urged to wear a covering or face eviction from public transport

• Wearing of face coverings mandatory on public transport since 15 June
• Compliance levels are reducing, particularly on bus and Metrolink and in the afternoon & evening
• Only 60% of passengers wearing a face covering on trams in the evenings
• Police and operators step up engagement with a week of action at city centre locations

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Mayor reiterates “safety first” message as more businesses prepare to reopen from July 4

Business owners and employees urged to follow Safely Reopening GM guidelines

Public asked to behave responsibly and support all workers

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Passengers play their part in prevention

Public transport passengers in Greater Manchester are being urged to continue playing their part in stopping the spread of coronavirus, after responding positively to the government’s face covering direction. 

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Guide Dogs continues dog training thanks to Transport for Greater Manchester

Thanks to a helping hand from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Guide Dogs continues training its dogs safely using a bus.