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- 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
The first of 27 new Metrolink trams has arrived in Manchester after an epic 1,800km journey across Europe.
The recently opened Metrolink line though Trafford Park has been recognised as an ‘outstanding engineering achievement’ after scooping several prestigious national industry awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public transport use is gradually increasing as people across Greater Manchester start to return to education and employment.
Metrolink passengers are being reminded of planned works taking place on the Oldham Rochdale line this weekend.
Mayor of Greater Manchester urges everyone to ‘do their bit’ and prepare for a different commute as hundreds of thousands return to education and work
• Tens of thousands of extra journeys are expected on roads and public transport across Greater Manchester from next week as schools and colleges begin to reopen and more people return to work
• Mayor calls on people to plan ahead, allow extra time for journeys and cycle or walk if possible to reduce congestion and protect limited capacity on public transport
• People returning to work are also encouraged to avoid peak hours where possible
• TfGM and transport operators have worked hard to make sure services are as safe, clean and reliable as possible - but passengers are asked to wear a face covering unless exempt, maintain a safe distance when travelling and wash hands frequently.
Services are set to start running from the brand-new Ashton-under-Lyne interchange this weekend, providing passengers with much-improved facilities and a modern, accessible gateway to the town.
Metrolink running times are set to be extended through to midnight six days a week from the end of August, Transport for Greater Manchester has announced today.