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A photograph of Mayor Andy Burnham using contactless on a Metrolink stop

Andy Burnham vows to accelerate plans for improved, London-style transport network

• Mayor plans immediate talks with Government to accelerate bus franchising, with new target of 2024
• 95 electric vehicle charging points to be delivered by end of the year, with a further 200 by end of 2022
• Bike hire scheme to launch in November, with delivery partner announced next month
• 100km of cycling and walking routes to be completed by end of year
• Mayor asks TfGM to accelerate plans to bring Metrolink to Middleton as part of regeneration vision for town
• Mayor to chair inaugural meeting of Bee Network delivery board

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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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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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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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Landmark moment for Metrolink as first new vehicle arrives

The first of 27 new Metrolink trams has arrived in Manchester after an epic 1,800km journey across Europe.  

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Multiple boost for major Metrolink scheme

The recently opened Metrolink line though Trafford Park has been recognised as an ‘outstanding engineering achievement’ after scooping several prestigious national industry awards.

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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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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.