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Essential repair work to close city centre tram stop

Essential Metrolink maintenance work will take place in August resulting in some temporary disruption to city centre services.

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Week of action sees more people put on a face covering

• Increase in face covering compliance reported as police and operators step-up engagement
• Nearly 2,500 face coverings handed out to passengers
• Passengers reminded of requirement to wear face coverings in transport hubs as well as on buses, trains and trams to continue to help limit spread of coronavirus

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Passengers urged to wear a covering or face eviction from public transport

• Wearing of face coverings mandatory on public transport since 15 June
• Compliance levels are reducing, particularly on bus and Metrolink and in the afternoon & evening
• Only 60% of passengers wearing a face covering on trams in the evenings
• Police and operators step up engagement with a week of action at city centre locations

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Mayor reiterates “safety first” message as more businesses prepare to reopen from July 4

Business owners and employees urged to follow Safely Reopening GM guidelines

Public asked to behave responsibly and support all workers

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Passengers play their part in prevention

Public transport passengers in Greater Manchester are being urged to continue playing their part in stopping the spread of coronavirus, after responding positively to the government’s face covering direction. 

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Public in Greater Manchester must wear face coverings on public transport from 15 June

Bus, tram and rail passengers in Greater Manchester will be required to wear a face covering for the duration of their journey from 15 June.

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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.