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Across Greater Manchester and beyond


Greater Manchester-wide improvements will enable people to pay for travel more easily, with simple, integrated fares and smart ticketing, making public transport a less confusing option.

Looking to a cleaner, greener future, opportunities for a clean air zone will be reviewed to tackle air pollution. Across Greater Manchester, air quality and carbon reduction measures will be delivered, supported by possible new car clubs and cycle hire schemes to expand the city region‘s transport offer.

Beyond Greater Manchester, transport links to other cities across the UK are critical to our long-term success. Travel across the wider region and beyond will be more joined-up and sustainable.

Many of our current inter-city road and rail networks are heavily congested and unreliable. Coupled with this are slow journey times. The transformation of transport between our cities would deliver significant economic and social benefits, not just for Greater Manchester, but right across the north.

We've also considered Greater Manchester’s connections to global business and tourism opportunities. Manchester Airport and the Enterprise Zone, along with the Atlantic Gateway corridor from Port of Liverpool to Manchester along the Manchester Ship Canal, all offer exciting opportunities to create better transport links to the rest of the world for moving goods and people.