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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
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is celebrating a significant landmark following a decade of unprecedented investment in and development of the region’s transport network.
Park and ride capacity at Mills Hill rail station is set to more than double, allowing more people to access public transport while helping to reduce congestion and improve air quality.
- Unprecedented expansion programme has trebled the size of the network, making Metrolink the largest light rail system in the UK
- Millions of car journeys taken from city-region’s roads and thousands of tonnes of CO2 saved
- Significant improvement in access to employment, further education, and healthcare – particularly for deprived communities
- Report reinforces importance of Metrolink in supporting Greater Manchester’s future transport ambitions
Police and transport staff are warning of the dangers and consequences of throwing objects at buses and trams following a spate of incidents this year.
Greater Manchester concessionary pass holders do not need to travel to renew their tram and train add-on until late June at the earliest after the deadline for renewal was extended by nearly three months.