Manchester mayor’s bus plans could herald renaissance in bus travel, says union

Plans by Greater Manchester’s mayor Andy Burnham to take back control of the conurbation’s bus services could herald a renaissance in bus travel, Unite,...

Idling drivers could face higher fines under new government crackdown

Drivers that leave their engines running while parked could face tougher penalties under new proposals announced today. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling intends to launch a...

The beginning of the end of the Pacer?

The first nine trains in a £500m new fleet for local rail services will start carrying customers from Monday 1 July, train operator Arriva...

First Bus announces a second disposal of its Greater Manchester operation

Bus operator First has announced a second selling off of its Greater Manchester operations by disposing if its Bolton operation The intended sale would include...

Mayor accused of putting politics over passengers by bus Companies

Andy Burnham’s plans for bus regulation have come under fire from the region’s bus Companies. Yesterday as part of his ten year vision for Greater...

Burnham launches 10 year vision for Greater Manchester’s transport network

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched Our Network, his ten-year plan to create an integrated, modern and accessible public transport system. The...

Police are launching a new drink drive campaign

GMP is taking part in a national campaign to tackle drink and drug drivers during the busy summer period. Anyone charged with drink or...

New Prime Minister must support HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, say Northern council leaders

Leaders of councils throughout the North of England have sent a joint letter to the Conservative leadership contenders urging them to commit to the...

Empower us to do our jobs say cycling commissioners at start of Greater Manchester...

Cycling and Walking Commissioners from across the UK have today called on the government to empower them truly to do their jobs by giving...

A new pedestrian and cycle zone is to be introduced during weekend evenings on...

The Thomas Street Pedestrian and Cycle Zone will come into force from Friday 14 June, with the new rules meaning that the street will...