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Update following Metrolink incident this morning

Please note that all Metrolink services are now operating across the network following an incident on Balloon Street in Manchester city centre this morning. 

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TfGM Travelshops to trial paperless bus timetables

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Travelshops and bus stations in Stockport and Oldham will be taking part in a paperless timetable pilot, which will see traditional bus timetables replaced with digital QR codes in the two shops.

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Greater Manchester to create 50 walking and cycling-friendly School Streets by March 2022

  • Greater Manchester to create 50 School Streets – enabling walking, scooting and cycling to school to be prioritised over driving.
  • Announcement comes as people across the city-region are being encouraged to help make a difference to our children’s health this Clean Air Day (Thursday 17 June) by making journeys on foot or by bike.
  • 84 per cent of Greater Manchester’s primary school children travel less than one mile to school – the equivalent of a 15 to 20 minute walk. The car currently accounts for 30 per cent of these journeys.
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Evening transport services expected to be impacted by overrunning engineering works

Customers are being advised that Metrolink engineering works are likely to affect tram services this evening, Monday 17 May.  

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Passengers asked to stay safe and travel at quieter times as COVID restrictions ease

Passengers in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to keep doing their bit by travelling safely at quieter times and planning their journeys in advance when coronavirus restrictions are eased on Monday.

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Metrolink passes major milestone

Metrolink’s fleet of trams proved they really can go the distance, after clocking up more than one-hundred million kilometres (km) serving Greater Manchester’s residents, visitors and key workers.

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Put the us in bus this summer

Whether its reading spaces, quiet places or somewhere to meet new faces, people are being asked to submit their ideas for a chance to win a free decommissioned yellow school bus this summer.

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Andy Burnham vows to accelerate plans for improved, London-style transport network

• Mayor plans immediate talks with Government to accelerate bus franchising, with new target of 2024
• 95 electric vehicle charging points to be delivered by end of the year, with a further 200 by end of 2022
• Bike hire scheme to launch in November, with delivery partner announced next month
• 100km of cycling and walking routes to be completed by end of year
• Mayor asks TfGM to accelerate plans to bring Metrolink to Middleton as part of regeneration vision for town
• Mayor to chair inaugural meeting of Bee Network delivery board

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Essential repair work to impact Metrolink lines

Essential Metrolink maintenance work will take place over next weekend (15-17 May) resulting in temporary disruption to some lines.

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School bus boosts Stockport’s coronavirus testing

Stockport’s coronavirus asymptomatic testing capability has been boosted thanks to the donation of a yellow school bus from Transport for Greater Manchester.

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Motorists encouraged to be "tram aware" in new campaign

As traffic levels start to increase, motorists are being encouraged to be “tram aware” in a new campaign from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).   

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), bus, tram and rail operators are preparing to welcome more people safely back on to public transport services.