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Parents urged to check in with their children after string of attacks on public transport

Greater Manchester’s TravelSafe Partnership (TSP) is asking parents to check in with their children following a spate of attacks which has seen rocks, bricks and stones thrown at public transport.

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Warning issued following spate of criminal damage to buses, trains and trams

Police and transport staff are warning of the dangers and consequences of throwing objects at buses, trains and trams following a spate of incidents.

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Andy Burnham shows support for TravelSafe staff during visit to special operation in Manchester

Greater Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham has visited officers during a special TravelSafe Partnership (TSP) operation to see how they are helping to keep people safe on the network

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Young people warned that antisocial behaviour on public transport could see them lose their travel passes

Young people using travel passes to get around Greater Manchester could have them removed if they persistently engage in antisocial behaviour, the Travel Safe Partnership has warned.

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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.