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Walking sign on Piccadilly/Portland Street

TfGM installs new wayfinding signs across the regional centre – helping people to put their best foot forwards

Residents and visitors to Manchester are set to benefit from a new easy-to-use wayfinding system helping them to navigate their way around the city centre on foot.

Andy Burnham at the launch of contactless payments

Passengers set to benefit from new contactless payments on Metrolink

Metrolink passengers across Greater Manchester are set to benefit from a new and easy-to-use contactless payment system – transforming the way people pay for public transport. 

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New traffic tech could see the back of late running buses

TfGM has carried out a recent trial that could see improved bus punctuality on some of the region's busiest routes. The four week pilot on the A6 Stockport Road used the latest traffic signalling technology to help late running buses make-up time on one of Greater Manchester’s busiest bus corridors.

Bolton school artwork on display at Horwich Parkway station

Bolton students' art to brighten local station

Students from Bolton School have created artwork to be displayed at Horwich Parkway station.

Greswell Primary School students on a refurbished yellow school bus

Put the 'us' in bus

From discos to diners and libraries to lounges, people across Greater Manchester are being asked to outline their vision for a donated bus.

Schools, community groups and volunteer organisations can now bid to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to win one of six yellow school buses that will be decommissioned from the existing fleet in July 2019.

July 2019 Bee Network map

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network increases to 1,800 miles as £134m of new cycling and walking schemes announced

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has today published an updated Bee Network map which has seen the total length of the network increase by 77% - from almost 1,000 miles to more than 1,800 miles. The total number of new and upgraded crossings has also increased from 2,000 to 2,400.

Metrolink tram at Exchange Square stop

Metrolink thriving, say Government figures

The latest government figures show that the Metrolink network continues to thrive.

Released today the data shows a number of significant increases over the past year, including how the number of passenger journeys has more than doubled since the start of the decade.

Students with Chris Boardman on 2019 Clean Air Day

Just the ticket! Pupils take action on air pollution

Thousands of school children across Greater Manchester are taking action to improve air quality at their school gates for Clean Air Day (Thursday 20 June).

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Greater Manchester signs up for people-friendly streets

To mark the city-region’s Clean Air Week, Greater Manchester has today joined Edinburgh, Paris, New York and Bogota in signing up to the Open Streets movement – a programme of events that temporarily open streets to people by closing them to cars.

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First Parklet and Pocket Park installed in Greater Manchester

Shoppers, diners and businesses in Stockport town centre are the first in Greater Manchester to benefit from a San Francisco–inspired parklet; a mini-park installed on-street that features seating, greenery and cycle parking. To complement an underused part of the street, a pocket park has also been installed featuring planting, an art wall, a concrete table tennis table and chimes for children to play with.

Part of the Bee Network, Commissioner Chris Boardman’s masterplan to transform streets so that they work for people first, parklets and pocket parks are an inviting space that provide a place for people to stop, rest, socialise and park up a bike.

Metrolink tram at St Peter's Square stop

TfGM statement following KAM/Unite discussions

A statement from Danny Vaughan, TfGM's Head of Metrolink about the pay offer.

TFGM green yellow school bus

Parents issued school bus reminder

We are urging parents and guardians to take action and book places for their children on yellow school bus services for the next academic year.

Due to high levels of demand applications received before 30 June are more likely to be allocated a place. From this date onwards if a bus is fully allocated no further places will be made available.

Applications for the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Yellow School Bus services, which exceeded 6,500 last year, can be completed online from Saturday 1 June. Anyone without internet access can call 0161 244 1000 for more information.

Parents can choose their preferred option from the 67 dedicated yellow school bus routes