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Manchester’s famous Christmas Markets are back - with a host of festive treats available for everyone - here’s everything you need to know about travel to make the most of your trip.
Transport passengers are being urged to keep themselves and others safe by following some simple steps as coronavirus infection rates continue to rise ahead of winter.
Here’s everything you need to know on how to get around Greater Manchester during a fun-filled weekend.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and LifeBuoy have partnered up to provide Metrolink and bus users with free hand sanitiser at key stops and interchanges across the transport network.
- Mayor launches new ‘It’s Time’ campaign urging people to get back to what they love and support businesses across Greater Manchester – but to do it safely and keep each other safe.
- People asked to think about what changes they could make to their travel plans and use public transport or cycle or walk if possible.
- A range of flexible ticketing products are available now and a new Bee Flex Weekly product launches in September – meaning people can make unlimited journeys on Metrolink and never pay more than a seven-day travel pass.
- On-board safety remains a key priority with a major new sponsorship deal signed with Lifebuoy – providing free hand sanitiser across the Metrolink and bus network.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new £800,000 funding package and interactive web portal to help businesses and employers embed sustainable travel behaviours, head-off a car-led recovery and build back better from the pandemic.
Please note that all Metrolink services are now operating across the network following an incident on Balloon Street in Manchester city centre this morning.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Travelshops and bus stations in Stockport and Oldham will be taking part in a paperless timetable pilot, which will see traditional bus timetables replaced with digital QR codes in the two shops.
Customers are being advised that Metrolink engineering works are likely to affect tram services this evening, Monday 17 May.
Whether its reading spaces, quiet places or somewhere to meet new faces, people are being asked to submit their ideas for a chance to win a free decommissioned yellow school bus this summer.
Essential Metrolink maintenance work will take place over next weekend (15-17 May) resulting in temporary disruption to some lines.
Greater Manchester residents urged to keep doing their bit when travelling as coronavirus restrictions eased
- Public transport services expected to get busier as non-essential shops reopen.
- All available trams – including the first of 27 new ones – running on Metrolink and extra bus and train services being put on to help meet demand.
- Enhanced cleaning of stations, stops and vehicles continuing and transport staff out on the network to support passengers and provide reassurance