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New Greater Manchester Transport Committee meets for the first time

NewsPosted 6 August 2019

A newly-formed Greater Manchester Transport Committee (GMTC), responsible for overseeing the shape of transport in Greater Manchester, has held its first meeting.

Metrolink improvement work to impact stops

NewsPosted 30 July 2019

We’re improving security measures and passenger facilities at Cornbrook and Shudehill Metrolink stops.

Super sustainability signposted by award

NewsPosted 25 July 2019

Deansgate Castlefield Metrolink stop and the Second City Crossing have been praised for their sustainability.

New approach to junction design applauded both nationally and internationally

NewsPosted 25 July 2019

Transport for Greater Manchester traffic engineers have developed a unique approach to junction design that will maximise the opportunities for safe cycling and walking whilst optimising the overall junction performance for all transport modes.

Study ranks Metrolink amongst leading systems

NewsPosted 18 July 2019

Metrolink is one of the best light rail systems in the World according to experts.

Cycling and walking schemes across Greater Manchester open for business

NewsPosted 17 July 2019

A £2 million series of schemes developed by TfGM with Bury, Tameside and Trafford councils, aimed at encouraging people to cycle and walk across Greater Manchester is now complete.

Park and Ride set for huge boost across Greater Manchester

NewsPosted 10 July 2019

Following the launch of Our Network – the Mayor’s ambitious 10-year vision for an integrated-transport system in Greater Manchester – TfGM has confirmed 1,000 new park and ride spaces are on their way.

Bee Network creates a buzz in Salford as two schemes open for consultation

NewsPosted 5 July 2019

Salford residents are being invited to have their say about two new transformational cycle routes aimed at opening up travel on foot and by bike across the area.

TfGM installs new wayfinding signs across the regional centre

NewsPosted 4 July 2019

Residents and visitors to Manchester are set to benefit from a new easy-to-use wayfinding system.

New traffic technology could help to reduce the number of late running buses in Greater Manchester

NewsPosted 3 July 2019

A recent trial carried out by Transport for Greater Manchester could see improved bus punctuality on some of the region’s busiest routes.

Passengers set to benefit from new contactless payments on Metrolink

NewsPosted 3 July 2019

We’re launching a new, easy-to-use contactless payment system on Metrolink.

Put the us in bus

NewsPosted 27 June 2019

We’re inviting schools, community groups and volunteer organisations to bid for decommissioned yellow school buses.

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network increases to 1,800 miles as £134m of new cycling and walking schemes announced

NewsPosted 24 June 2019

Transport for Greater Manchester has today published an updated Bee Network map which sees the network increase to 1,800 miles in total length.

One week left for businesses and residents to give views on Greater Manchester Clean Air proposals

NewsPosted 21 June 2019

There’s just over a week left for businesses and people to give their initial views on proposals to tackle roadside air pollution in Greater Manchester.

Just the ticket! Pupils take action on air pollution

NewsPosted 20 June 2019

To mark Clean Air Day 2019, school children across Greater Manchester are taking action to improve air quality at their school gates by handing out 'penalty notices' to idling cars.

Metrolink thriving say government figures

NewsPosted 20 June 2019

The latest government figures show that the Metrolink network continues to thrive.

Greater Manchester joins global cities in signing up for people-friendly streets

NewsPosted 19 June 2019

Greater Manchester has signed up to the Open Streets movement – a programme of events that temporarily open streets to people by closing them to cars.

Pollution Pods land in Greater Manchester for Clean Air Week 2019

NewsPosted 13 June 2019

An internationally acclaimed artwork – allowing people to safely experience air pollution and smog from different cities around the world – is set to appear in Greater Manchester to mark the region’s first ever Clean Air Week.

First San Francisco-style Parklet and Pocket Park installed in Greater Manchester

NewsPosted 12 June 2019

Stockport town centre is the first in Greater Manchester to benefit from a San Francisco–inspired parklet; a mini-park installed on-street that features seating, greenery and cycle parking.

TfGM statement following KAM/Unite discussions

NewsPosted 28 May 2019

Danny Vaughan, TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, said: “It’s good news that a revised pay offer has been agreed between KAM and Unite officials, I am grateful for the efforts of all parties to reach this point.