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Tram on Manchester Airport Metrolink line

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.

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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.