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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 [...]

Major sewer upgrade in Uppermill expected to cause serious disruption

Rushcart Festival, Church Rd, Uppermill (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

A major sewer upgrade is set to take place later this year in June on Church Road in Uppermill. Although this necessary work has to take place to alleviate flooding in the area, it is expected to cause major problems for people moving around Uppermill and [...]

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 [...]

Weather forecast for tonight

Mammatus Clouds over Bingley (Photo: M. Hartshome)

A cold, cloudy but largely dry day. Road surfaces will be close to or just below zero in the early evening to the north and east side of Oldham. Cloud will then thicken through the evening bringing some outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow, and milder temperatures. [...]

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 [...]

First Bus Consultation


First UK Bus will be consulting with Saddleworth bus users, during November, about the quality and value of bus routes and services serving Saddleworth. They are giving people living and working in the Saddleworth and Lees areas the opportunity to shape their future bus services as part of a wide ranging consultation exercise.


The Scarborough Flyer entering Standedge Tunnel, Diggle: September 2013

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013

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 [...]

Yellow Jersey for Greater Manchester

Transport bosses are celebrating success as cycling in Greater Manchester is given a £20 million boost as part of a national bid to get more people on bikes.

Approval of the investment, the largest award from the Government’s Cycle City Ambition Grant, comes as Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is already investing more than £50 [...]