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Heaton Park tramway cable repairs

Heaton Park’s heritage trams are saved with a little help from friends

Yesterday, work began to repair Heaton Park’s historic tramway after it was targeted by thieves last week. The repairs are a collaboration between Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Keolis Amey Metrolink (KAM) and specialist transport engineering firm, Pod-Trak.

Wigan Bus Station

Passenger praise for flagship facility

Wigan’s new bus station has proven to be a big hit with users during its first year - with customer satisfaction levels increasing almost threefold.

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City centre commuters advised to plan ahead this Sunday

With tens of thousands of people set to march across the city centre this Sunday commuters are being urged to plan their journeys in advance.

Cover image of the Our Prospectus for Rail document

Mayor sets out bold vision to double rail journeys as part of Our Network

  • Double daily rail passenger numbers in regional centre to 200,000 by 2040
  • Triple use of Metrolink across wider city-region
  • Simple, convenient multimodal zonal ticketing
  • Rebuild trust with a locally accountable GM Rail service
  • Locally accountable rail network delivers reliable and frequent services
  • GMCA to shortly consider the next key step in bus reform process
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TfGM and KAM working to ensure it’s not the end of the line for heritage tramway

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) have come together to help the Heaton Park Tramway after it was targeted by thieves.

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Travel advice for city centre commuters ahead of this evening

Commuters are being urged to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys ahead of this evening’s rush hour to avoid potential travel delays.

TfGM - Stretford Cycleway

Stretford Cycleway open for business as part of a £42 million region-wide cycling investment programme

Stretford Cycleway has now been completed, meaning people travelling on bikes in Trafford can enjoy safer journeys away from traffic in a segregated bike lane. The 3.2km cycleway, which runs up Stretford Road and Talbot Road includes segregated cycle lanes, improved crossings, new cycle markings, carriageway surfacing and bus stop and parking bay bypasses – providing more space and protection for people travelling by bike.

Piper Hill School Bus students and teachers

Bus bonus for specialist support school

Excited students at a Manchester school were on hand to greet a big yellow new arrival this morning, as they became the first to benefit from an exciting community transport project.

Free Bus

Free Bus boost as services extended

Changes to the city centre Free Bus will see services running even later, offering a major boost to the night time economy.

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Another busy weekend ahead for sports fans

TfGM offers travel advice as Greater Manchester plays host to a range of high-profile sporting events this weekend (14-15 September).

Trafford Park Line panorama graphic

Statement regarding weekend Metrolink works

A statement from Transport for Greater Manchester's Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, about the Metrolink Trafford Park Line works this weekend.

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A green light on HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail is ‘critical to the long term success of the UK and all its parts’, says new campaign backed by business and political leaders

Business and political leaders from the North have today joined together to launch Connecting Britain, a campaign to speak with one, united voice and underline the importance of the full delivery of both HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) for communities throughout the North of England. This follows the Government announcement of an independent review of HS2.