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Metrolink services were disrupted earlier, after a number of trams were withdrawn from service.

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Major safety boost for region’s transport network

  • Dedicated ‘trambassadors’ on Metrolink helping people to travel safely 
  • TfGM joins national hidden disability scheme to boost exempt passengers' confidence when travelling  
  • First of 27 new trams to be put in service & delivery of the second imminent 
  • TravelSafe Partnership to hold further days of action around face covering compliance on transport 
  • An extra 500 hours cleaning every week on trams and stops across the network in line with increased travel 
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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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GMMH driving mental health support across the region in partnership with Metrolink

An NHS trust in Greater Manchester has partnered with Metrolink to train staff in mental health awareness. The training course improves the skills needed to support someone in distress, and helps Metrolink key workers recognise and respond effectively to signs of a mental health crisis.

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Students across Greater Manchester urged to wear face coverings on public transport

Police and transport operators have joined forces to stage a series of engagement events aimed at reminding students and young people of the vital importance of travelling safely and wearing face coverings on public transport.