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Tram services to reduce temporarily to manage COVID-19-related absences

Due to coronavirus-related staff absences, and to ensure Metrolink can provide a more reliable and consistent service for customers, a temporary reduced timetable will be in place from Friday (6 August).

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Extended closure of Eccles tram line needed to complete urgent works

The Eccles Metrolink line will remain closed beyond the weekend to allow for the completion of safety-critical engineering works.

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New £800,000 business support package launched to help boost sustainable travel

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.  

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Work starts on temporary car park as part of Metrolink Park and Ride expansion plans

Work has started on a new temporary Park and Ride facility in Radcliffe as part of plans to increase the number of parking spaces at both the Radcliffe and Whitefield Metrolink stops, with the intention of opening up the network to more people.

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Metrolink timetable boost for passengers this summer

Metrolink passengers are set for a service boost this summer, with the introduction of more frequent off-peak trams to cope with increasing demand.  

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Update following Metrolink incident this morning

Please note that all Metrolink services are now operating across the network following an incident on Balloon Street in Manchester city centre this morning. 

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Evening transport services expected to be impacted by overrunning engineering works

Customers are being advised that Metrolink engineering works are likely to affect tram services this evening, Monday 17 May.  

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Metrolink passes major milestone

Metrolink’s fleet of trams proved they really can go the distance, after clocking up more than one-hundred million kilometres (km) serving Greater Manchester’s residents, visitors and key workers.

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Essential repair work to impact Metrolink lines

Essential Metrolink maintenance work will take place over next weekend (15-17 May) resulting in temporary disruption to some lines.

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Metrolink trams offer customers breath of fresh air in fight against COVID-19

An in-built ventilation system on Metrolink’s trams constantly circulates fresh air, helping to limit the risk of aerosol transmission of viruses, such as COVID-19, a leading independent study has found.

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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
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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.