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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 […]

Sam Road, Diggle closed for 1 week for resurfacing work

Notice issued by Unity Partnership

Please be advised that essential carriageway resurfacing works are programmed to start on 7th August 2017 for 1 week on Sam Road, Diggle.

To enable Unity Partnership to safely carry out the carriageway resurfacing works both safely and in a timely manner a road closure will be in place. […]

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 […]

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.

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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 […]

New Gritter Named Nicole Saltslinger

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger. Named after the former Pussycat Doll and X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger the now famous yellow gritter has become the most famous vehicle in the country over the last few weeks.

Recently we asked primary school […]

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 […]