Our Network: Tameside’s Future Transport Network in Greater Manchester

Why Andy Burnham has moved one step closer to bus franchising and how this affects Tameside Greater Manchester is one step closer to seeing off Nicholas Ridley’s free market experiment. A free market experiment that has seen a 45% drop in bus patronage in Greater Manchester. An experiment which has seen swingeing cuts to the…

Metrolink Doubles Ashton Frequency

Ashton-under-Lyne trams every six minutes from 28 January 2019 For nearly six years, the Metrolink has offered Ashtonians a third way of getting to Manchester city centre. With trams every twelve minutes, it is a more convenient option than the train, despite the latter mode’s faster journey times. For many passengers from Ashton to Manchester,…

When Manchester Corporation and SELNEC Delivered Parcels

Did you know that Manchester Corporation and its successors used to offer parcel delivery services? Today’s shoppers have a plethora of parcel companies at their disposal. In addition to Royal Mail plc, the likes of DPD, Amazon, Hermes and TNT compete for each customer. Parcels can also be retrieved from lockers in urban centres or…

A Beginner’s Guide to Metrolink Zonal Fares

How Transport for Greater Manchester’s zonal fares for Metrolink trams will work Travelling by rail-based transport in and around Greater Manchester can be a pain in the you know whats at times. On Network Rail metals, walk-on fares, advance purchase fares, and peak hour restrictions add to the confusion. If you take a Metrolink tram,…

How Stagecoach Manchester is Remembering the Fallen

Remembrance Sunday display to remember the 310 Manchester Corporation Tramways Department employees killed in action Free bus travel for Armed Forces personnel on production of HM Forces ID card on Remembrance Sunday; Stagecoach Manchester buses seen wearing poppies; Activity supports the British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ campaign marking 100 years since the end of the First…

Northern Rail Strike: Six Saturdays of Industrial Action This Autumn

Arriva Rail North Saturday strikes: how they will affect passengers east of the M60 motorway After two months without strike action, there has been no sign of a resolution between Arriva Rail North and the RMT union. From Saturday [25 August], industrial action will resume on services operated by Arriva Rail North’s Northern franchise.

Coming Up For Air: Great Rural Adventures in Greater Manchester

East of the M60‘s selection of suitable rural and semi-rural jollies in Greater Manchester The 21st June isn’t only noted for the Summer Solstice these days. It is also noted for Clean Air Day. Transport for Greater Manchester, alongside a number of local authorities across the UK, have raised awareness of this day. TfGM hasn’t…

Northern Rail Strike: Two Days of Industrial Action During Whit Week

The latest Arriva Rail North strike dates, and how they will affect passengers east of the M60 motorway Following a recent spate of cancellations and fundamental changes to our rail timetables, more passengers could be taking to their cars on Thursday and Saturday. Those two days (24 and 26 May) will see continued strike action…

Moovit’s $50 Million Expansion Plans

New deal permits expansion of smartphone app It has been a long time since we’ve heard from our friends at Moovit. This week they have announced a new deal that will cover the future expansion of their app.

Northern and Merseyrail Electrics Rail Strike Update: Three January Dates

News of the latest Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail Electrics strike dates Following on from last year’s strikes, the first normal working week of 2018 will see three rail strikes in Northern England. As well as Northern’s dispute, Merseyrail Electrics staff will also be striking on the same days.