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Choosing how and when to travel safely

Updated: 7pm Sunday 5 July

Cinemas 📽️, bars 🍺, restaurants 🍔 and leisure facilities have reopened across Greater Manchester. There is still reduced capacity on public transport due to social distancing measures.

It's really important for people who are going to work, doing some shopping or going out for a social occasion to think about how they are going to travel, and especially how they are going to get home if they are out in the evening.

In line with the latest government advice:

  • Help keep yourself and everyone safe when you’re outside the home by thinking about how and when you travel and following safety guidance.

  • Consider all other travel options before using public transport, including cycling and walking.

  • Plan ahead, allow extra time for your journeys and be patient when travelling.

  • If you use public transport, you must provide and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. Exemptions include children under the age of 11 and anyone with a disability or condition which means they are unable to wear one.

Below is a breakdown of the transport information by town and retail centres and the options you should consider in order to make smart and safe travel choices 👇.


Intu Trafford Centre


Manchester city centre






Cycling facilities