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

World’s largest smart bike sharing platform to launch in Greater Manchester

Industry news  •  15 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Mobike, the world’s first and largest smart bike-share, has announced the launch of its popular bike-sharing service in Greater Manchester.

Survey shows customer satisfaction for Metrolink has risen

Industry news  •  14 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

According to a new survey by Transport Focus, Metrolink customers are increasingly satisfied with their service.

Temporary systems failure on Metrolink

Industry news  •  17 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Due to a major technical failure with Metrolink’s communications systems all tram services were suspended on 14 May.

Royal Assent of Bus Services Act welcomed by TfGM

Industry news  •  1 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Bus Services Bill has gained Royal Assent, and the decision has been welcomed by transport leaders in Greater Manchester.

Operation Blitz battles anti-social behaviour on busway

Industry news  •  11 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

As part of ‘Operation Blitz’, officers from the Travelsafe Unit patrol the Leigh to Ellenbrook busway to stop to anti-social behaviour.

Metrolink celebrates its 25th anniversary

Industry news  •  6 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Today is Metrolink’s 25th birthday and it has a lot to celebrate having tripled in size since it first opened its doors on 6 April 1992.

Metrolink to install new substations

Industry news, Uncategorized  •  28 March 2017  •  Eurotransport

As part of a multi-million pound improvement package, two new substations are set to be installed to provide additional power and resilience across Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram network – enabling more vehicles to run.

Metrolink celebrates its Silver Jubilee year

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  23 March 2017  •  Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, reflects on 25 years of Metrolink success.

Metrolink Director hands over leadership

Industry news  •  10 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director, Peter Cushing, has welcomed his successor, Danny Vaughan, into the driving seat.

Manchester’s new Second City Crossing is now open

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

The Second City Crossing, Manchester city centre’s second city tram line, is now open, completing Metrolink’s ‘big bang’ expansion.

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.