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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

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£3.1 million schemes confirmed to enable thousands more journeys on foot or by bike through first phase of emergency active travel measures

  • Immediate funding will see delivery of protected safe routes and traffic calming measures
  • Measures will help to provide a viable, safe travel alternative for the 1/3 of GM households that don’t have access to a car
  • Latest action as part of #SafeStreetsSaveLives campaign to protect public transport and provide safe travel options for third of Greater Manchester households with no car
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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.