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Passengers urged to consider travel options as transport gets busier

Public transport use is gradually increasing as people across Greater Manchester start to return to education and employment. 

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Metrolink works reminder ahead of the weekend

Metrolink passengers are being reminded of planned works taking place on the Oldham Rochdale line this weekend. 

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Greater Manchester secures £2m for thousands of extra bus seats to support safe return to school

Greater Manchester has secured more than £2m in government funding to boost capacity on the bus network at peak times and help children get back to school safely. 

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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.

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Services start running at Ashton Interchange

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.

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Metrolink until midnight: running times extended from 24 August

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.

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TfGM urges parents and pupils to check travel advice, plan ahead and cycle or walk to school where possible in September

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is advising parents and pupils to plan ahead for how they will travel to school in September and to cycle, walk or scoot to school where they can.

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Transport for Greater Manchester awarded £1 million to get thousands more people cycling and walking

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has today been awarded a grant of £1million from The London Marathon Charitable Trust to support its ambition to get more people walking and cycling.

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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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GM Cycling and Walking Commissioner hails government plans to boost active travel

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £2billion plan to overhaul cycling and walking in England, including thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription.

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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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£3.1 million schemes confirmed to enable thousands more journeys on foot or by bike through first phase of emergency active travel measures

  • Immediate funding will see delivery of protected safe routes and traffic calming measures
  • Measures will help to provide a viable, safe travel alternative for the 1/3 of GM households that don’t have access to a car
  • Latest action as part of #SafeStreetsSaveLives campaign to protect public transport and provide safe travel options for third of Greater Manchester households with no car