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Only two weeks left to register to vote

Andy Burnham (Lab)

Jane Brophy (Lib Dem)

Sean Anstee (Ind)

One month to go until election for first Greater Manchester Mayor

Today (Tuesday 4 April 2017) marks one month to go until the election to choose the first ever – but there is now less than a fortnight left to make sure […]

Commuters warned of strike-day disruption

Commuters are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption on Monday (13 March) as staff on Northern rail services hold a one-day strike.

Most Northern services are not expected to run and any that do operate, working to a revised timetable, will be extremely busy.

All public transport and Greater Manchester’s roads are expected […]

Consultation Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Oldham Council is reminding residents they can take part in the consultation on the draft version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) until December 23.

All 10 Greater Manchester are working together on the joint plan which is being prepared to ensure that new homes and jobs are provided in the right places with […]

Opening date revealed for new Exchange Square Metrolink

The new city centre Exchange Square tram stop is set to open on Sunday 6 December, transport leaders announced today.

The opening date – subject to successful completion of testing and commissioning work in the coming days – is a boost for the busy city centre shopping and leisure district in the run up to […]

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 […]

Greater Manchester’s first traffic light mirrors to help cycle safety

The first ‘Trixi’ safety mirrors are being fitted at key road junctions across Greater Manchester as part of an ongoing programme to improve road safety for cyclists.

Local councils have helped to identify 176 road junctions across Greater Manchester with a left hand turn that would most benefit from safety improvements. Some of the junctions […]

Tram stop exhibition highlights musical heritage

A new exhibition at Piccadilly Station Metrolink stop will pay tribute to some of Manchester’s most iconic music artists.

Entitled ‘Still Lives: Music in Manchester, 1976-1992’, the exhibition features nine bands including The Smiths and The Stone Roses alongside the venues where they made their names. Each of the nine pieces of artwork details an […]

Metrolink fares to rise

The annual Metrolink fares review has been agreed by members of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee.

In line with the agreed financial strategy that underpins Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s established major investment programme, Metrolink fares will rise by 4,2% in January 2014. This, according to TFGM, is to meet operating costs and to contribute […]

Transport for Greater Manchester backs national cycling initiative

Commuters in Greater Manchester are being urged to ditch four wheels in favour of two this Thursday as part of a nationwide initiative.

Cycle to Work Day is a national event, championed by multi gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey, which aims to encourage everyone to cycle to work for just one day […]

Greater Manchester’s Yellow School Buses are set to go green

Even more of Greater Manchester’s Yellow School Buses are set to go green after a successful bid for government funding.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has been awarded £682,890 from the Clean Bus Technology Fund to upgrade 30 of the region’s earliest Yellow School Buses.

Greater Manchester’s fleet of 81 Yellow School Buses run to […]