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Andy Burnham at the launch of contactless payments

Major safety boost for region’s transport network

  • Dedicated ‘trambassadors’ on Metrolink helping people to travel safely 
  • TfGM joins national hidden disability scheme to boost exempt passengers' confidence when travelling  
  • First of 27 new trams to be put in service & delivery of the second imminent 
  • TravelSafe Partnership to hold further days of action around face covering compliance on transport 
  • An extra 500 hours cleaning every week on trams and stops across the network in line with increased travel 
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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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Park and ride expansion boost for Metrolink

Plans to increase park and ride provision at Radcliffe and Whitefield have been given the green light – boosting access to sustainable transport in the area.  

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New trams set to boost capacity and social distancing

The first of 27 new Metrolink trams is set to arrive next week, boosting capacity on the network and providing more space for social distancing.

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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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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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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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Essential repair work to close city centre tram stop

Essential Metrolink maintenance work will take place in August resulting in some temporary disruption to city centre services.

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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