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Metrolink and Public Transport Update

by timpickstone on 7 April, 2020

Passenger numbers on Metrolink have reduced by as much as 95%, and between about 80 and 85% on trains and buses.

 To ensure services can continue to run and to further protect frontline staff, from Monday 6 April Metrolink will reduce the frequency of its services from 12 to every 20 minutes. (IE every 10 minutes on the Bury line, as there are two routes.)

Bus and rail services have also been reduced and more changes are expected in the coming weeks. 

To further limit the need to travel, TfGM will automatically renew disability concessionary passes that are due to expire. The new passes will be valid for one year and the process will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Transport for Greater Manchester are now advising all Greater Manchester residents to drive, cycle or walk for any essential journeys. Avoid public transport and only use it as a last resort. If you must make necessary journeysfor work, to get supplies, to care for others or for medical reasons, you should travel by car, bike or on foot if you can.

 Anyone who needs to make essential journeys should continue to check the TfGM coronavirus webpage for the latest travel information and advice.  

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