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An in-built ventilation system on Metrolink’s trams constantly circulates fresh air, helping to limit the risk of aerosol transmission of viruses, such as COVID-19, a leading independent study has found.
Greater Manchester residents urged to keep doing their bit when travelling as coronavirus restrictions eased
- Public transport services expected to get busier as non-essential shops reopen.
- All available trams – including the first of 27 new ones – running on Metrolink and extra bus and train services being put on to help meet demand.
- Enhanced cleaning of stations, stops and vehicles continuing and transport staff out on the network to support passengers and provide reassurance
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is celebrating a significant landmark following a decade of unprecedented investment in and development of the region’s transport network.
Police and transport staff are warning of the dangers and consequences of throwing objects at buses and trams following a spate of incidents this year.
The TravelSafe Partnership has marked its 50th ‘day of action’ by clamping down on people making non-essential journeys on public transport.
Police and transport staff have taken swift action in response to a spate of youth-related antisocial behaviour on the Manchester Airport Metrolink line.
Police and transport staff have once again joined forces to highlight the fact people using public transport must wear a face covering unless exempt.
- Dedicated ‘trambassadors’ on Metrolink helping people to travel safely
- TfGM joins national hidden disability scheme to boost exempt passengers' confidence when travelling
- First of 27 new trams to be put in service & delivery of the second imminent
- TravelSafe Partnership to hold further days of action around face covering compliance on transport
- An extra 500 hours cleaning every week on trams and stops across the network in line with increased travel
Police and transport operators have joined forces to stage a series of engagement events aimed at reminding students and young people of the vital importance of travelling safely and wearing face coverings on public transport.
Public transport use is gradually increasing as people across Greater Manchester start to return to education and employment.
• Increase in face covering compliance reported as police and operators step-up engagement
• Nearly 2,500 face coverings handed out to passengers
• Passengers reminded of requirement to wear face coverings in transport hubs as well as on buses, trains and trams to continue to help limit spread of coronavirus