Metrolink drivers will strike over what Unite the union has called a “pitiful” pay rise offer from operator Keolis Amey Metrolink, with industrial action set to disrupt major sporting events.
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Uber has informed customers that it will continue to be a legal requirement to wear a face covering on its services, despite restrictions around mask-wearing in England ending today.
The authority is marking 10 years of significant transport projects in the Greater Manchester region, which include expansions to the city’s Metrolink system and the UK’s biggest walking and cycling network.
Residents in Braintree will be able to rent scooters for £55 per month, while Rochdale has selected Lime to operate its vehicles in the Greater Manchester town.
With bus services hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, many in Greater Manchester have questioned if they would be better off in the hands of city authorities.
In a detailed Q&A, Peter Bell of Trapeze Group Europe offers his insight into why franchising could be the model of choice for bus companies in a post-COVID world.
Working alongside Vivacity Labs, TfGM is hoping that the new smart junctions will help reduce congestion, as well as protecting vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.
The design has been lauded by experts nationally and internationally, with the approach being adopted in Cambridge, Lancashire and Ottawa in Canada.
The proposals include company profits being shared with the region's transport authority to further improve services and connectivity.
The network has expanded into seven of the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs, as well as a second city crossing with a new stop at Exchange Square and fully refurbished stops at Deansgate Castlefield and St Peter’s Square.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has published a plan to double the number of rail journeys in the city-region by 2040.
Transport for Grater Manchester has announced the introduction of a new police unit made up of more than 60 police officers which will help keep the travelling public safe.