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TfGM celebrates a decade of achievement

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.

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Park and ride boost for Mills Hill station

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.

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Metrolink brings major benefits to communities, clean air and congestion

  • 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   
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Warning issued following spate of criminal damage to buses and trams

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.

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Greater Manchester concessionary pass renewals deadline extended to help prevent unnecessary travel

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.

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TravelSafe Partnership marks 50th lockdown day of action

The TravelSafe Partnership has marked its 50th ‘day of action’ by clamping down on people making non-essential journeys on public transport.  

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Park and ride boost for Walkden rail station

A new scheme to provide parking at Walkden rail station, boosting access to sustainable transport while helping to combat congestion and improve air quality, has been given the green light.

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Concessionary pass holders encouraged not to travel to renew tram and train add-on

More than 100,000 concessionary pass holders whose tram and train add-on is due to expire are being encouraged not to travel to renew their pass.

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TravelSafe tactics target tram trouble

Police and transport staff have taken swift action in response to a spate of youth-related antisocial behaviour on the Manchester Airport Metrolink line.

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Passengers urged to wear face coverings at high-profile day of action

Police and transport staff have once again joined forces to highlight the fact people using public transport must wear a face covering unless exempt.  

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Stay safe, stay local and carefully consider your travel plans this Christmas

Greater Manchester transport bosses are urging the public to stay local if possible this Christmas – and carefully consider any travel plans, in line with the latest government travel advice

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Metrolink update

Metrolink services were disrupted earlier, after a number of trams were withdrawn from service.