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20-0337 Covid-19 guidance for Twitter2

Campaign encourages passengers to stay safe on necessary journeys

  • GM residents urged to only travel if necessary and cycle, walk or drive as first choice
  • Public transport for those who need it and only use it as a last option
  • Those who must use it asked to follow guidance to keep themselves, staff and public safe
  • Metrolink services to increase frequency from next week to allow social distancing
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MAYOR CALLS ON GM RESIDENTS TO DRIVE, CYCLE OR WALK FOR ESSENTIAL JOURNEYS

  • Do not travel unless it is absolutely essential – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.
  • You should only be travelling for work, supplies, to care for others or for medical reasons.
  • If you have to travel, drive, cycle or walk, use public transport if you have no other option.
  • If you have to drive slow down and take care on the roads – reduce pressure on the NHS.
  • Metrolink tram frequency is reducing to a 20-minute service
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Early morning peak-time concessionary travel pass restrictions lifted to help Greater Manchester’s older and disabled get to shops during Coronavirus outbreak

• Peak time concessionary travel pass restrictions lifted to allow older and disabled people free travel for essential journeys during morning rush hour.
• Refunds available for some Metrolink 28-day and annual passes.
• Non-essential travel by public transport discouraged as public transport services expected to reduce in frequency.

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Transport for Greater Manchester statement

Statement from TfGM Customer Director, Stephen Rhodes, on the Coronavirus pandemic.

The opening of Trafford Park Metrolink Line

Trafford Park Line opening date announced

Metrolink will open doors to some of the region’s most iconic visitor destinations when the new £350m Trafford Park Line launches on Sunday 22 March.

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Tram training takes to the tracks

Driver training is underway on the Trafford Park line marking another significant step towards the opening.

A cartoon of someone holding up a women's concessionary travel scheme card

Mayor announces plans for thousands more women to benefit from extension of Women’s Concessionary Travel Pass

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has announced his intention to extend the Women’s Concessionary Travel Pass, offering thousands more women the opportunity to benefit from unlimited off-peak travel in Greater Manchester.

Metrolink tram at MediaCityUK

A decade of progress

It’s been a decade to remember for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network with unprecedented expansion leading to soaring popularity.

The opening of Trafford Park Metrolink Line

Trafford Park Line (TPL) set for early opening as testing reaches intu Trafford Centre

• Trams to run on the new line from April
• Project set to complete seven months earlier than originally planned
• First major project to benefit from devolution deal
• Once complete it will signify another step towards ‘Our Network’, GM’s vision for a more integrated transport network

Sunrise at Whitefield Metrolink stop

New Metrolink fares unveiled, including a price freeze on all single journeys and cheaper tickets for early risers and part-time workers

  • Cost of all single journeys frozen at 2019 prices
  • On average, fares will rise at a below-inflation rate of 2.2%
  • New ticket offers giving early risers and part-time workers cheaper travel - building on feedback from Greater Manchester’s Good Employment Charter
  • Some travelcards increase by 10p – the minimum rise possible
A customer using a smart reader

Contactless journeys pass the million mark

Metrolink’s contactless payment system hit the million-journey mark at the weekend, just four months after its launch on 15 July.

First Metrolink tram is tested on the Trafford Park Line

Trafford Park tram testing marks end of an exciting week

The first test tram has traversed the Trafford Park line track, capping a landmark week for the £350m Metrolink extension project.