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

Transport for Greater Manchester releases multimodal smart card

Industry news  •  4 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

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.

Greater Manchester’s TravelSafe Partnership to expand

Industry news  •  21 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has announced an investment in the safety of Greater Manchester’s public transport system.

Metrolink welcomes a new operator

Industry news  •  17 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram system has welcomed KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) as the new operator to run the iconic network.

Combating crime and anti-social behaviour on public transport

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 July 2017  •  Transport for Greater Manchester

Eurotransport sits down with Transport for Greater Manchester to find out more about Travelsafe and how it’s combating anti-social behaviour.

Portuguese eco-friendly travel scheme could soon be trialled in Manchester

Industry news  •  26 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

People moving to Greater Manchester could be sent a sustainable travel ‘welcome pack’ by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

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.