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Bus passengers update about changing fares

Local Link, Ring and Ride and school bus passengers are set to see a number of changes to the fares they pay.

The changes, which TFGM say will help support essential services and invest in ongoing transport network improvements, will see the following fares increase:

Local Link (from 1 June): single fare increase from £2.50 […]

Saddleworth Transport Survey

On behalf of TFGM

Transport for Greater Manchester is carrying out a survey to identify what improvements people in Saddleworth think can be made to public transport in the area.

The survey is funded by the Department for Transport’s Total Transport Pilot Fund to deliver joined up and efficient transport links specifically in rural […]

Plan your journey – it’s the Tour de France

Tour de France 2006, Stage 11 (Photo by Kallenovsky)

Make sure you plan your journey this weekend as the Tour de France rolls into town

The world’s biggest annual sporting event – the Tour de France – will be passing through Greater Manchester this weekend and the public are advised to plan their journey […]

Councillor criticises Transport for Greater Manchester over slow show on bus stop

Garth Harkness, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Saddleworth North has criticised Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for their handling of the re-siting of a bus stop in Dobcross.

He contacted TfGM with his concerns five months ago when the bus stop and shelter was moved from its original site in response to safety fears, it was […]

Green bus bonanza for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is set to become a green bus capital of the UK, with 229 diesel-electric hybrid vehicles on the road by this summer.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is awarding £908,000 part-funding for ten new eco-friendly buses to Manchester Community Transport (MCT).The ten buses should be on the road in late summer, and will […]

Check out Christmas buses, trains and trams

Public transport users are being reminded to check their services before travelling over the festive period.

A ‘Christmas services’ page is now online at the Transport for Greater Manchester website, www.tfgm.com/christmas, outlining the level of service people can expect between 24 December and 2 January.

No bus, train or tram services will run on Christmas […]

Saddleworth affected by a reduction in bus services

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There has been an outcry from Saddleworth Parish Councillors following the announcement that the frequency of buses servicing Saddleworth, the 180 and the 184, is to be reduced from 28th October 2013.

Lib-Dem Councillor, John McCann said, “We are becoming the outback, how can a poor service be reduced anymore? I note there […]