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Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) - Articles and news items

Metroshuttle improves travel for deaf and visually impaired passengers

Issue 1 2017  •  19 February 2017  •  Howard Hartley, Head of Bus at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Howard Hartley, Head of Bus at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), discusses how on-board Next Stop Announcement technology is helping to make bus travel easier for passengers with visual or hearing difficulties in Greater Manchester.

Joint venture to operate Greater Manchester’s Metrolink

Industry news  •  18 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Transport for Greater Manchester has awarded a 10 year contract to operate Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network to a KeolisAmey joint venture partnership.

Work starts on £350 million Metrolink Trafford Park line

Industry news  •  13 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Work has started on the new Metrolink Trafford Park line in Manchester following a ceremony on the 12 January 2017. The £350 million Metrolink Trafford Park line will offer rapid transport connections to business and leisure destinations on a 3.4 mile (5.5km) route calling at six stops to the intu Trafford Centre. Metrolink Trafford Park […]

First test tram travels on Metrolink’s new Second City Crossing

Industry news  •  5 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Metrolink has begun operational tram test runs on Manchester’s Second City Crossing between St Peter’s Square tram stop and Exchange Square stop.

Planned Metrolink services announced as Second City Crossing set to open early 2017

Industry news  •  4 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Under new proposals, more Metrolink trains will soon run into the heart of Manchester city centre as Second City Crossing prepares to open in early 2017.

Metrolink celebrates arrival of 120th tram ahead of Second City Crossing opening

Industry news  •  20 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Manchester Metrolink has celebrated the arrival of its 120th tram ahead of the new Second City Crossing opening early next year.

Go ahead given for Trafford Park Metrolink line in Manchester

Industry news  •  14 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new £350 million Metrolink tram link has been given the go ahead expanding the network by 3.4 miles through Trafford Park.

Supporting those with learning and physical disabilities at bus stations and transport interchanges

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  6 October 2016  •  Stewart Connell, Senior Duty Manager, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) offers work experience placements to people with learning and physical disabilities at bus stations and transport interchanges. Stewart Connell, Senior Duty Manager at TfGM, reflects on the benefits of the project for students and for the organisation…

‘Super’ bus shelter unveiled in Manchester

Industry news  •  26 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A high-tech state-of-the-art bus shelter is being piloted in Manchester city centre to improve the passenger journey experience and enhance perceptions of public transport.

Final tracks laid for Metrolink Second City Crossing

Industry news  •  13 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Metrolink Second City Crossing is on course for completion before the end of the year with the final tracks now laid into position.

Manchester’s new-look St Peter’s Square tram stop opens to passengers

Industry news  •  31 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Passengers are now able to board trams at the new-look expanded St Peter’s Square tram stop in Manchester following a 14-month redevelopment project.

Urban Rail Developments supplement 2016

Issue 4 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  19 August 2016  •  Eurotransport

In this Urban Rail Developments supplement: A new way of thinking in a devolved world; The Moscow Little Ring Railway rises to meet demand; Eole – a project to transform mobility; Adapting to meet demand: the railways in and around Prague…

Life-saving air quality plans given green light in Greater Manchester

Industry news  •  1 August 2016  •  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

The Air Quality Action Plan, feeding into the over-arching Low-Emission Strategy, includes a range of measures to improve air quality and reduce emissions across Greater Manchester, focusing on ‘key priority areas’ in urban centres and near major roads which currently fail to meet UK Government and EU air quality objectives…

Consultation launched on the future of transport in Greater Manchester

Industry news  •  4 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Residents of Greater Manchester are being invited to have their say on the regions transport strategy with the launch of a 12-week consultation.

Passengers clock up 5 million sessions on Metrolink WiFi since launch

Industry news  •  22 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

More than 5 million sessions have been logged on Greater Manchester’s Metrolink WiFi since its launch in March 2015.

 

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