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20-0337 Covid-19 guidance for Twitter2

Campaign encourages passengers to stay safe on necessary journeys

  • GM residents urged to only travel if necessary and cycle, walk or drive as first choice
  • Public transport for those who need it and only use it as a last option
  • Those who must use it asked to follow guidance to keep themselves, staff and public safe
  • Metrolink services to increase frequency from next week to allow social distancing
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GM Ring & Ride service back on the road supporting vulnerable people making necessary journeys

Ring & Ride minibus services have relaunched across Greater Manchester - with safe social distancing in place - to help vulnerable residents make necessary trips.

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Greater Manchester Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Chris Boardman - response to Grant Shapps transport announcement

Please find below a response from Chris Boardman to today's government announcement of a £2bn funding packing for walking and cycling:

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Leaders progress bold active travel plans as up to £5m of emergency funding made available as part of coronavirus recovery

  • Local Authorities launch #SafeStreetsSaveLives campaign to support social distancing during coronavirus lockdown and recovery
  • Pop-up infrastructure and temporary measures prioritised to enable safe essential travel and exercise for GM residents
  • Up to £5m of emergency funding will be available to Local Authorities from the Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF)
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CHANGES TO TRANSPORT SERVICES THIS WEEKEND

Due to coronavirus bus, rail and Metrolink services across Greater Manchester are operating to a reduced frequency at the moment.

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MAYOR CALLS ON GM RESIDENTS TO DRIVE, CYCLE OR WALK FOR ESSENTIAL JOURNEYS

  • Do not travel unless it is absolutely essential – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.
  • You should only be travelling for work, supplies, to care for others or for medical reasons.
  • If you have to travel, drive, cycle or walk, use public transport if you have no other option.
  • If you have to drive slow down and take care on the roads – reduce pressure on the NHS.
  • Metrolink tram frequency is reducing to a 20-minute service
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Planned public transport service changes to support Greater Manchester’s key workers

People across Greater Manchester are being urged not to use public transport for anything other than essential journeys.

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Early morning peak-time concessionary travel pass restrictions lifted to help Greater Manchester’s older and disabled get to shops during Coronavirus outbreak

• Peak time concessionary travel pass restrictions lifted to allow older and disabled people free travel for essential journeys during morning rush hour.
• Refunds available for some Metrolink 28-day and annual passes.
• Non-essential travel by public transport discouraged as public transport services expected to reduce in frequency.

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Transport for Greater Manchester statement

Statement from TfGM Customer Director, Stephen Rhodes, on the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Motorists united to beat match day traffic

Latest figures released by transport bosses showed that a large number of motorists changed the way they travelled ahead of a big midweek match at Old Trafford.

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Vital local bus services saved

Transport for Greater Manchester have ensured that vital local bus services in the Leigh area will continue to run at no extra cost after their operator announced his decision to retire and sell his company.