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Travellers warned of strike-day disruption

Travellers are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption on Saturday 8 April as staff on Northern and Merseyrail services hold a new 24-hour strike.

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

The 24-hour strike runs between […]

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 […]

Have your say on public transport

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Saddleworth residents are reminded to have their say on public transport

Transport leaders are reminding people in Saddleworth to give their views on how public transport in the area could be improved.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) launched a public transport survey on 24 October and residents have until 30 November 2016 to […]

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 […]

More questions than answers at Dobcross meeting

Ken Bennett introducing the panel to local residents (Photo:©2015Stuart Coleman)

Many questions were left unanswered regarding traffic concerns in Dobcross following the public meeting at Dobcross Band Club on Monday 28th July.

The meeting organised by the Dobcross Village Community Association (DVC) and chaired by local journalist and DVC member, Ken Bennett, explored concerns […]

Saddleworth selected for new total transport pilot

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A project to explore new ways of providing rural communities with more effective, specialist transport links is to be undertaken in Saddleworth, Oldham.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Oldham Council will work together on the scheme after securing an £81,000 grant from the government’s Total Transport Pilot Fund.

The ‘Oldham Shared Transport’ […]

Free wifi rolls out to all Metrolink trams

Greater Manchester’s ambition to become a top 20 worldwide digital city region has taken a major step forward with the rollout of free, superfast wifi to Metrolink trams.

The £1.7 million scheme means that Metrolink customers can now surf the web for free on all 96 trams, which join the 20 buses […]

Huddersfield Road Diggle to be closed for resurfacing

Oldham Council have announced that they will be closing Huddersfield Road, Diggle for three weeks for resurfacing work.

The work will be completed during the next eighteen months and the council will give two weeks notice before any work is started.

During the road closure a diversion will be in place taking vehicles up Standedge […]

Pupils prove their salt with gritter names

Gritter operative clearing roads in Diggle {Photo: Stuart Coleman©2015)

Primary school children have shown true grit and come up with some imaginative names for Oldham Council’s fleet of gritters.

Late last year we launched a competition asking young people to come up with a first name for each one of the eight vehicles which […]

Free wifi to be switched on in Greater Manchester’s Metrolink trams

Metrolink MediaCity tram

Metrolink customers will be able to make a new kind of connection in future as part of a £1.7 million deal to roll out free wifi on every tram.

By spring next year all 94 trams will have the technology on board, as well as the 20 buses running the free […]