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Get the most out of Manchester Christmas Markets - however you travel

Manchester’s famous Christmas Markets are back -  with a host of festive treats available for everyone -  here’s everything you need to know about travel to make the most of your trip. 

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Transport passengers urged to travel safer ahead of winter

Transport passengers are being urged to keep themselves and others safe by following some simple steps as coronavirus infection rates continue to rise ahead of winter.

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More than five million contactless journeys made on Metrolink

Metrolink’s ‘London-style’ pay-as-you-go contactless system is proving more popular than ever, with more than 5 million journeys now having been made since its launch.

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Music and sport lovers flock to Manchester for Parklife and sporting events

Here’s everything you need to know on how to get around Greater Manchester during a fun-filled weekend.

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Six-minute tram service to return on busiest lines

More frequent trams are set to be reintroduced on Metrolink’s busiest lines from next week.

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Temporary Park and Ride site set to open as part of programme to increase Metrolink parking

A temporary, new Park and Ride site is set to open in just a few weeks time as work moves ahead to increase the overall number of parking spaces available for Metrolink customers in Radcliffe and Whitefield.

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It’s Time – to get back to what you love and support Greater Manchester

  • Mayor launches new ‘It’s Time’ campaign urging people to get back to what they love and support businesses across Greater Manchester – but to do it safely and keep each other safe.   
  • People asked to think about what changes they could make to their travel plans and use public transport or cycle or walk if possible. 
  • A range of flexible ticketing products are available now and a new Bee Flex Weekly product launches in September – meaning people can make unlimited journeys on Metrolink and never pay more than a seven-day travel pass.
  • On-board safety remains a key priority with a major new sponsorship deal signed with Lifebuoy – providing free hand sanitiser across the Metrolink and bus network.
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Eccles tram line set to reopen after essential safety works

The Eccles Metrolink line will reopen from Monday 16 August after the completion of safety-critical engineering works.  

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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.