transport

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31st January 2023 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

How will tomorrow’s rail strikes impact commuters in and around Manchester?

Industrial action has been announced by both the ASLEF and RMT unions this week.

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9th February 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Train driver treated in hospital after brick smashes windscreen

A train driver was taken to hospital last Friday after being rained on with shards of glass when a brick was hurled at his windscreen

eCargo Bikes

9th February 2022 | By Joseph O'Shea

Electric cargo bikes come to Manchester with the hope to shift towards greener travel

eCargo bikes are predicetd to be the newest mode of green travel around Manchester. The bikes are electrically powered via a reachargable battery and an electric powered motor....

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2nd February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

Andy Burnham warns that north west risks ‘second-best train services for 200 years’

The North risks having train services that are “second-best for 200 years”, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has claimed. Mr Burnham told MPs the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) will fail to “unlock the full economic transformation” of the region. The IRP, published in November 2021, includes the scrapping of HS2’s eastern leg between the East Midlands and Leeds.

E-Scooter

18th November 2021 | By Joseph O'Shea

Salford E-scooter trial extended for further six months: what does this mean for their future

Salford has been one of over 30 locations in the UK used for e-scooter trials. The current trial began 12 months ago and was due...

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2nd November 2021 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Levenshulme station to get disabled access but more must be done say campaigners 

Levenshulme train station is to be given step-free access after years of campaigning by residents who say society must do more for passengers with disabilities. ...

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29th September 2021 | By Rebecca Redican

Football fans breathe sigh of relief after Metrolink strike plans put on hold

Football fans have expressed relief after Unite Union suspended strike plans for Metrolink’s 300 drivers at the weekend following a “greatly improved pay offer”.   Workers were originally offered...

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30th May 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Northern Rail could lose their contract after Manchester Mayor calls for service to be terminated

The Mayors of Greater Manchester and Liverpool have called on the Transport Secretary to terminate Northern’s rail franchise as soon as possible. Speaking on behalf...

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15th November 2016 | By Jack Colwell

HS2 rail service route to Manchester confirmed

Transport bosses have decided that the HS2 route will continue north of Crewe to a new HS2 station at Manchester Airport and then on to...