People and passengers are being urged to plan ahead and allow more time for travel this evening and tomorrow morning after the Met Office issued a weather warning for strong winds.

The first named storm of 2017 Aileen is heading our way with North Wales, parts of northern England and the Midlands the first in the firing line with gusts strong enough to topple trees and spark travel chaos.

Gusts of 55-65 mph, potentially reaching 75 mph in some places, look set to hit the region at 8pm on Tuesday night and continue until 10am on Wednesday morning.

The weather is likely to increase journey times across all modes of transport, with damage to trees and restrictions on roads and bridges possible.

You can keep up-to-date with the latest weather updates from the Met Office here.

John Fryer, TfGM’s Transport and Event Planning Lead, said: “We advise all passengers to take extra care tonight and tomorrow when you’re out and about, no matter what form of transport you use.

“Please plan ahead and allow more time for your journey as disruption to journey times is likely.

“Follow TfGM’s social media channels and check with your operator for the latest travel and transport updates.”

For information on public transport across Greater Manchester visit www.tfgm.com, call 0161 244 1000 (7am-8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am-8pm at weekends and bank holidays) or follow@OfficialTfGM on Twitter.

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