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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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Tram services to reduce temporarily to manage COVID-19-related absences

Due to coronavirus-related staff absences, and to ensure Metrolink can provide a more reliable and consistent service for customers, a temporary reduced timetable will be in place from Friday (6 August).

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Extended closure of Eccles tram line needed to complete urgent works

The Eccles Metrolink line will remain closed beyond the weekend to allow for the completion of safety-critical engineering works.

Sunrise at Whitefield Metrolink stop

Update after Metrolink services impacted by tram availability

Following repairs throughout the day, the Metrolink operator, KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM), is planning to operate a normal weekday timetable tomorrow, Tuesday 27 July, subject to driver availability.

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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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Bike library scheme boosts access to cycling across Greater Manchester

A new scheme that allows people to borrow a bike for free – just like a book - has been launched in Greater Manchester, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable bike library.

Sunrise at Whitefield Metrolink stop

Work starts on temporary car park as part of Metrolink Park and Ride expansion plans

Work has started on a new temporary Park and Ride facility in Radcliffe as part of plans to increase the number of parking spaces at both the Radcliffe and Whitefield Metrolink stops, with the intention of opening up the network to more people.

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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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Series of improvement works planned for the summer

Work to maintain and improve the region’s roads and public transport networks is taking place over the summer – and residents, workers and visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey in advance.

Chris Boardman, Transport Commissioner, and Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester publishes Clean Air Plan, kickstarting “green revolution” with over £120 million secured to support businesses with vehicle upgrades

  • City-region today publishes its final Clean Air Plan, with an anticipated launch date of 30 May 2022 for the introduction of its Clean Air Zone. Over £120m in government funding has been secured to help businesses upgrade to cleaner, compliant vehicles - applications will open from November this year
  • Following feedback at last year’s consultation and the impact of COVID – particularly on small business – GM-registered taxi/private hire owners and LGV owners will be given more time, money and options to upgrade
  • National government has agreed to include sections of the A628/A57 part of the strategic road network managed by Highways England, which pass through the villages of Hollingworth and Mottram, in the Clean Air Zone – helping to protect residents’ health along what have been some of the most polluted stretches of road in GM
  • GM’s plans for fully-integrated Bee Network moves one step closer: Bike-share company Beryl confirmed as city-region’s cycle hire delivery partner, delivering one of the largest schemes outside London
  • New Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy to be published in July, setting out ambition that, by 2030, anyone who chooses to travel by car or van will be able recharge it quickly and conveniently across the city-region
  • Announcements mark huge milestone towards Greater Manchester’s ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2038 and building back greener
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Statement from TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, regarding reduced frequency on Altrincham line

“Following last week’s underground fire, work is continuing to restore a full service as quickly as possible to the Altrincham line.

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Thousands ‘go car free’ this Clean Air Day

  • Greater Manchester residents and schools are going car-free to mark 2021 national Clean Air Day
  • More than 50 GM schools are trialling temporary School Streets to enable thousands of children to walk, cycle or scoot to school safely, breathing cleaner air
  • Hundreds more GM schools are actively promoting Clean Air Day and encouraging parents and carers to ‘go car-free’