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Commuters warned of two days of strike disruption

Commuter disruption

Commuters and travellers in Greater Manchester should allow more time for their journeys next week with bus and rail staff set to take industrial action.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has prepared travel advice ahead of the strike action which is planned for Monday 6 and Wednesday 8 November.

Areas and services set to be […]

Eight months of improvement work on Trans-Pennine Rail Routes

Between September 2017 – May 2018, Network Rail will be undertaking essential work in preparation for the upgrading of the TransPennine railway, which will deliver faster and more frequent services and improve connections between key towns and cities across the North. Vegetation will be removed to a distance of 6.5 metres either side of […]

Transport services return to Victoria following terrorist attack

City leaders in Greater Manchester have welcomed the reopening of Victoria Station following last week’s horrific terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

The station, which has been shut since the incident on Monday 22 May, will reopen from tomorrow (Tuesday 30 May) – with Northern, Trans Pennine Express and Metrolink operating a full timetable of services.


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 […]

Greenfield train station car park will remain open

Debbie Abrahams (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams, has spoken of her ‘relief’ following a speedy resolution to commuters’ concerns about the potential loss of parking near to Greenfield train station.

Many rail passengers park for free in the nearby grounds of Saddleworth Rangers Rugby Club on Shaw Hall Bank […]

Rail group claim their first success

The Greenfield Rail Action Group was formed in 2010. It joined with existing groups in Mossley and Marsden who were already looking at issues affecting journeys along the Huddersfield to Manchester line. Together they formed the Stalybridge to Huddersfield Rail Users’ Group (SHRUG).

The prime aim of the large […]

The Scarborough Flyer entering Standedge Tunnel, Diggle: September 2013

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013

Local politicians support rail group fighting for better rail services

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013

The Stalybridge to Huddersfield Rail Group have met with officials from both Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire Transport Authorities in their quest for an improved rail service along the Huddersfield to Manchester line post the electrification in 2018.

The group have cross party support from Councillors; 3 local M.Ps whose areas […]

Diggle station is unlikely to be re-opened

Diggle Station before it closed in 1968

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) say it is unlikely Diggle Station will be re-opened in the near future

Earlier this year, borough councilor, Garth Harkness organized a petition in support of re-opening the railway station in Diggle. This petition was submitted to TfGM in June 2012.

The […]

Stalybridge station to close for nine days

Stalybridge station is set to close for nine days at the end of October as its £20m upgrade nears completion.

The modernisation of Stalybridge station, tracks and signals is on-time and is due to be finished by early November.

When the project is completed, the station will have two extra platforms and a brand new […]