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Greater Manchester leaders move to decision on bus franchising for the city-region

  • Major milestone for Greater Manchester’s ambitions for integrated transport network
  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority recommended to request that the Mayor introduces bus franchising
  • Reports published today show significant support for franchising
  • Mayor of Greater Manchester to make final decision on franchising at later date
  • Greater Manchester would be first city-region outside London to operate fully franchised and locally accountable bus system
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Residents asked to feedback on plans for low traffic neighbourhood in Trafford

Residents in the Walton Road area, Trafford are being asked how they’d like to improve the streets where they live as part of plans to create a series of new low-traffic neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. 

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Statement following inquest into death of Jack Barnes

TfGM Chief Executive, Eamonn Boylan, said:  “First and foremost I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Jack Barnes.

Taxi at Mcr Rank

Local authorities call on government for help to support taxi and private hire trade

  • Greater Manchester, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Sheffield call on government for urgent meeting to discuss concerns from the taxi and private hire trade that the impacts of the pandemic – combined with current government policy – may threaten livelihoods and the sector as a whole.
  • Renewed calls to close legal loophole that allows private hire vehicle drivers and vehicle owners to dodge local regulations.
  • Concerns about the future of availability of wheelchair accessible hackney cabs without adequate funding support.
Taxi at Mcr Rank

Greater Manchester spearheads call on government for help to support taxi and private hire trade

  • Greater Manchester calls on government for urgent meeting to discuss concerns from the taxi and private hire trade that the impacts of the pandemic – combined with current government policy – may threaten livelihoods and the sector as a whole.
  • Renewed calls to close legal loophole that allows private hire vehicle drivers and vehicle owners to dodge local regulations.
  • Concerns about the future of availability of wheelchair accessible hackney cabs without adequate funding support.
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Cycle and Stride launches million-pound boost to inspire ‘active lives’ across Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester has today announced the first 10 groups which will form part of its initiative, Cycle and Stride for Active Lives. This exciting initiative will enable and support thousands of people across Greater Manchester to become more active through walking and cycling.

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TravelSafe Partnership marks 50th lockdown day of action

The TravelSafe Partnership has marked its 50th ‘day of action’ by clamping down on people making non-essential journeys on public transport.  

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Major boost for regional transport safety

Passenger safety on the region’s buses, trains and trams has been boosted with the expansion of the Greater Manchester TravelSafe Partnership (TSP).

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Residents asked to feedback on plans for low traffic neighbourhood in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle

Residents in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle, Stockport are being asked how they’d like to improve the streets where they live as part of plans to create a series of new low-traffic neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. 

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Landmark moment as Greater Manchester takes over first rail station

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has welcomed a significant moment for the city-region’s long-term vision for rail as Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has taken over the operation of Horwich Parkway Station.

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Park and ride boost for Walkden rail station

A new scheme to provide parking at Walkden rail station, boosting access to sustainable transport while helping to combat congestion and improve air quality, has been given the green light.

Family cycling along the Wilmslow Road Cycleway

Bury makes active step forward with latest £1.3m commitment to walking and cycling

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the UK’s first joined up cycling and walking network is set to see a boost in Bury, with £1.3m of funding released for new cycling and walking routes.