A message from Transport for Greater Manchester regarding Coronavirus
The Government has stated that people should not use public transport unless it’s for essential journeys.
As people are now travelling less and to protect public transport staff and drivers, bus, rail and tram services will start to be reduced from Sunday 22 March. Many operators have now published their revised timetables.
Services will be operating on the new Trafford Park Metrolink line from Sunday as planned to help key workers make essential journeys.
Travelshops across Greater Manchester remain open, providing travel advice for essential journeys, but are operating on reduced hours.
Further changes to services and opening hours are likely to come into effect over the coming weeks, so please check before you travel.
While people should not be travelling unless essential, peak time restrictions on concessionary tram, rail and bus passes have been lifted from today to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their shopping and to attend medical appointments.
Metrolink passengers with 28 day and annual travelcards are being offered refunds on the number of days left remaining on their tickets, as long as there is a minimum of 7 days remaining.
Please visit the link below for the latest travel and timetable information for all types of transport and check with individual operators ahead of your journey.
If you do need to travel, we want to assure you that a rigorous cleaning regime is in place across the transport network. We also encourage customers who are travelling on Metrolink to use contactless payments rather than ticket machines.
TfGM will continue to work closely with Metrolink, rail and bus operators to ensure those that do need to make essential journeys can still do so safely.
Please share this message with your colleagues, partners and members and we will continue to keep you updated. TfGM.com/Coronavirus