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Mayor of GM welcomes cycle hire milestone with 100,000km ridden

  • The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has celebrated GM’s cycle hire scheme passing 100,000km collectively ridden since it launched in November 2021.
  • The full scheme is due to launch later this year with 1,500 bikes, including 300 e-bikes, becoming available from stations across Manchester, Salford and Trafford.
  • The Mayor is also encouraging people to sign up online for TfGM’s cycling courses to develop confidence on two wheels and get active this Spring.
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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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Local Link minibus services to change in Rochdale and Trafford

Changes to Local Link services across Rochdale and Trafford are set to be introduced later this month – with alternative bus services being put in place to ensure customers can still reach their destinations.

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Record number of passengers successfully served by Sunday Metrolink services for Manchester Marathon

Sunday signalled the busiest in Metrolink’s history, with more than 114,000 people boarding the tram – many to watch or take part in the Manchester Marathon.

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Eccles tram line to partially close for essential maintenance over the Easter holidays

From Monday 4 to Friday 29 April, planned engineering works will take place on part of the Eccles Metrolink line which will see sections of the route partially closed.

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Greater Manchester secures £35.8million to enhance green bus fleet

In a major boost to Greater Manchester’s ambitions to deliver an integrated transport network, the Bee Network, and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2038, £35.8million in funding has been secured to introduce 170 green buses to the region.

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GM Mayor and Leader of Stockport Council break ground at new multi-million pound transformational project for Stockport

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, and the Leader of Stockport Council, Councillor Elise Wilson, have officially marked the start of work on the new Stockport Interchange mixed-use development.

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Ashton tram line set to close for essential maintenance

From Sunday 20 March to Saturday 26 March, the Ashton tram line will close for essential maintenance works.

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Cycle and Stride for Active Lives scheme helps people in GM get active

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) continues to successfully support community groups as part of the Cycle and Stride for Active Lives scheme – and has also launched a webpage with information on how to get involved.

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Passengers urged to think carefully before travelling on public transport during Storm Eunice

Public transport users and drivers in Greater Manchester are being urged to think carefully before they travel – and travel only if necessary – as the region prepares for Storm Eunice. 

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Power restored to Metrolink network following repairs to overhead lines

Metrolink engineers have repaired damage to overhead lines – the equipment that is used to powers the trams – after working throughout the night and morning.