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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.
Footage has been released by Transport for Greater Manchester showing motorists obstructing trams and other vehicles at yellow box junctions in and around the city centre, in a bid to remind motorists to take yellow box junctions more seriously and reduce accidents and congestion.
More than 60 police officers will make up a new and dedicated transport unit to help keep the travelling public safe.
More than 170k journeys were made using Metrolink’s new contactless payment system in the four weeks since it launched (Monday 15 July – Sunday 11 August).
First cycle scheme as part of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Bee Network project complete along the Bridgewater Canal
The first scheme of Greater Manchester's Bee Network has opened along the Bridgewater Canal in Wigan
Last weekend’s work on the Bury line resulted in a major milestone for the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL) extension – the new sidings tracks and overhead lines at Crumpsall have been completed.
A newly-formed body, responsible for overseeing the shape of transport in Greater Manchester, has held its first meeting.
Metrolink is one of the best light rail systems in the World according to experts.
A £2 million series of schemes developed by TfGM with Bury, Tameside and Trafford councils, aimed at encouraging people to cycle and walk across Greater Manchester is now complete.
Contactless payment has launched on Metrolink today, making it a piece of cake for people in Greater Manchester to pay for their travel.
Following the launch of Our Network – the Mayor’s ambitious 10-year vision for an integrated-transport system in Greater Manchester – TfGM has confirmed 1,000 new park and ride spaces are on their way.
Two new Bee Network schemes, Chapel Street East and Swinton Greenway, have opened for public consultation in Salford.