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Travelling to school

Updated: 4pm Friday 26 March

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Following the government’s announcement on the roadmap out of lockdown, primary and secondary schools and colleges in England fully reopened on Monday 8 March.

TfGM school bus services and duplicate commercial bus services dedicated for school and college students have now resumed.

Please remember, if you're making a journey on public transport follow the latest travel guidance guidance to help keep everyone safe.

Advice for students

School and college students should cycle or walk if they can. 

Students travelling by public transport should: 

  • Wear a face covering on-board and in stations and interchanges, unless they are under 11 or exempt for another reason. 

  • Keep their distance where possible on platforms, stops, stations and on-board. 

  • Follow their school’s or college’s guidance and sit with other members of their own school/college bubble where possible. 

  • Clean their hands frequently and carry hand sanitiser. 

  • Use contactless payment, buying tickets online for smart cards or using mobile apps where possible, or use exact change only if needing to pay with cash.

Students should avoid sharing a car with anyone outside their household or support bubble. If this isn’t possible, they should open the windows, wear a face covering unless exempt and sit as far away from the driver and other passengers as they can.


Duplicate buses

Duplicate bus journeys

We’ve worked with operators to run additional bus journeys each weekday across Greater Manchester from Monday 8 March to help students get to and from school and college safely.


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School travel advice

Read our handy tips and travel advice to help children and students get to and from school on time (and make sure they don’t get a detention for being late!)


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School bus services and timetables

We subsidise more than 300 dedicated school services and run a fleet of hybrid-electric Yellow School Buses.


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Tickets and passes

Find out more information about tickets and passes and which is most suited to your needs.


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Cycling and walking to school

If you’ve started or would like to start cycling or walking the school run, we have lots of support and tips.


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School and teaching resources

If you are a teacher or headteacher, we have a range of resources available to help you support your students travelling more actively to school.