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Coronavirus: Travel information and advice

Updated: 1pm Thursday 2 July

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 are travelling, avoid the busiest times and routes.

On public transport, you must wear a face covering unless you are exempt. Keep your distance from others, clean your hands frequently and use contactless payment.

You can sign up for TfGM travel updates  here.


Safely Reopening GM

As Greater Manchester recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and continues to reopen, it’s as important as ever that people feel confident and safe when they travel.

We’re giving you the information and options you need to make smart and safe choices, so you can protect yourself and others around you.


Choosing how and when to travel safely

We've created a breakdown of transport information by town and retail centres and the options you need to consider in order to make smart and safe travel choices.

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New bus timetables have been introduced across Greater Manchester.

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A 10-minute frequency is in operation on all lines during the day from Monday to Saturday and a 20-minute frequency in the evenings and on Sundays.

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Cycling and Walking

Get help and advice on cycling and walking your journeys, as well as access to bikes, business support and info on temporary measures in your area.

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Taxis, Roads and DriveSafe

Please take extra care on the roads – reduce pressure on the NHS and emergency services.

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A reduced frequency timetable has been introduced for rail services.


Back to school

There will be a phased reopening of schools in England from Monday 1 June. Keep up-to-date about the guidance around travelling to school.