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Our Network

Our ten-year vision for an integrated public transport network

Greater Manchester is growing. That means more people want to live and work here and that more journeys are being made.

To keep Greater Manchester moving we need to ensure we have a truly integrated public transport system, so that getting around our city-region is easy, accessible and affordable. We also need excellent walking and cycling links in our local neighbourhoods so that active travel is a safe, attractive and favourable choice for short journeys.

Sitting alongside the 2040 Transport Strategy and Delivery Plan, Our Network is a passenger-focused way of communicating our vision for a world-class, modern, integrated and reliable transport network. Launched by the GM Mayor in 2019, Our Network brings to life Greater Manchester’s planned transport projects and policies, and shows how different modes of public transport – bus, tram, rail, tram-train - and cycling and walking - could form a modern, integrated transport network with seamless connections, simplified ticketing and an aspiration for capped fares.

It includes complete and ongoing projects like the Trafford Park Line, contactless payment on Metrolink, £160m investment in walking and cycling infrastructure, and Park and Ride improvements, alongside projects we want to deliver if we secure the funding from government, such as further extensions to Metrolink and improvements to our bus network.

Our Network is also a call to government for the political power and local accountability for Greater Manchester so that we can make the decisions needed to deliver the best sustainable transport network possible for the people and businesses of the city-region.

In 2021 Andy Burham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, gave an update on Our Network progress following its launch in 2019.