The infrastructure plans aim to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the coronavirus lockdown and through the recovery period.
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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.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority is the first city-region in the UK to launch a public consultation on a proposed bus franchising scheme.
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.
The improvements to routes for walkers and cyclists, made by TfGM in partnership with Bury, Tameside and Trafford councils, include resurfacing, new ramps and safer crossings for school children.
Gareth Turner, Head of Fares and Ticketing at Transport for Greater Manchester, explains how the appetite for on-demand services is spreading to transport, and outlines the steps that the UK’s transport network needs to consider, from payments to collaboration, in order to make MaaS a reality.
YouGov survey finds that Greater Manchester residents would support more bus priorities, such as bus lanes, to tackle congestion and improve air quality, but do not want this to come as a result of higher taxes.
Plans for further extension of Manchester’s transport network could result in more tram-train services and a greater local control of transport.
Funding has been earmarked for Greater Manchester to ease congestion and improve air quality and infrastructure throughout the city.
Pollutants are linked to a wide range of serious health problems and contribute to the equivalent of 1,200 deaths a year in Greater Manchester alone.
In this article Muhammad Karim, Diversity Coordinator at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), discusses the different ways TfGM is helping to make travel easier and safer for blind and partially sighted passengers.
How do you realise the best possible customer experience and generate the highest levels of investment in a privatised rail market while public authorities are urgently and passionately pursuing their ambitions to increase sustainable travel, improve modal integration and regenerate communities? According to Amanda White, Head of Rail at Transport…
Residents in Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley faced transport problems wherever they turned: there was congestion on radial roads to and from the regional centre, no rail service from Leigh and overcrowding on services from Atherton and Newton-le-Willows. Coupled with dated transport interchange facilities and generally poor and unreliable public transport…