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Face coverings required on public transport to help prevent the spread of Omicron

Greater Manchester residents have been advised that they will need to follow targeted and temporary measures – including wearing face coverings on all forms of public transport - to help prevent the spread of the new Omicron variant.

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New campaign to shine a light on how the TravelSafe Partnership keeps the travelling public safe

A new campaign, highlighting how the TravelSafe Partnership (TSP) is working to keep Greater Manchester’s travelling public safe, launches today. 

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Councillors join TravelSafe team on another successful operation on Metrolink's Bury line

Local councillors joined a special TravelSafe Partnership operation on Metrolink’s Bury line this week to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour and give passengers the confidence to travel safely.

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TravelSafe move to reassure Metrolink passengers after disorder on Bury line

Staff from the TravelSafe Partnership have engaged with hundreds of Metrolink passengers this week as part of a targeted operation to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on the network and increase passenger confidence.

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Metrolink and bus passengers can travel with confidence thanks to hand sanitiser deal

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and LifeBuoy have partnered up to provide Metrolink and bus users with free hand sanitiser at key stops and interchanges across the transport network.  

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It’s Time – to get back to what you love and support Greater Manchester

  • Mayor launches new ‘It’s Time’ campaign urging people to get back to what they love and support businesses across Greater Manchester – but to do it safely and keep each other safe.   
  • People asked to think about what changes they could make to their travel plans and use public transport or cycle or walk if possible. 
  • A range of flexible ticketing products are available now and a new Bee Flex Weekly product launches in September – meaning people can make unlimited journeys on Metrolink and never pay more than a seven-day travel pass.
  • On-board safety remains a key priority with a major new sponsorship deal signed with Lifebuoy – providing free hand sanitiser across the Metrolink and bus network.
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Howzat! Greater Manchester takes Pride in return of events

Sports fans, music lovers and event goers are in for a summer of fun, with the return of full capacity events across Greater Manchester.

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New £800,000 business support package launched to help boost sustainable travel

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new £800,000 funding package and interactive web portal to help businesses and employers embed sustainable travel behaviours, head-off a car-led recovery and build back better from the pandemic.  

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Metrolink timetable boost for passengers this summer

Metrolink passengers are set for a service boost this summer, with the introduction of more frequent off-peak trams to cope with increasing demand.  

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Passengers asked to stay safe and travel at quieter times as COVID restrictions ease

Passengers in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to keep doing their bit by travelling safely at quieter times and planning their journeys in advance when coronavirus restrictions are eased on Monday.

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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