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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 […]

Travel gets smarter in Greater Manchester

Photography – Nick Harrison

Travelling in Greater Manchester just got smarter.

Thousands of passengers can now, for the first time, use a single smart card for all their journeys on any Greater Manchester tram and bus.

This latest development is the next phase of Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) get me there smart card […]

Young people to benefit from half price bus tickets

Almost 100,000 young people aged between 16 and 18 are set to benefit from half price bus tickets following a new offer agreed between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and bus operators.

The deal will see the cost of a day ticket for young people cut in half – reducing the cost of journeys and […]

Metrolink tram driver hurt in malicious attack

Greater Manchester’s new mayor has joined transport bosses in condemning a senseless act that left a tram driver injured.

At about 9.40pm on Monday 8 May 2017, a rock was thrown at an oncoming tram from a footbridge north of the Derker Metrolink stop. The rock smashed through the window, causing injuries to the driver’s […]

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’ […]