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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.

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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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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.