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Manchester launches transport consultation

Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester have launched a joint consultation to help shape the future of transport in the city.

The ten-week consultation is designed to find out what people who live and work in the city think about the current transport offering, and what improvements should be made.

Feedback will help to shape the next City Centre Transport Strategy. A formal consultation is then expected next year.

“The growth of the city centre has been a major factor in Greater Manchester’s success over the past ten to 15 years,” said TfGM’s Transport Strategy Director Simon Warburton.

“In recent years we’ve made big strides to help more people to travel by public transport and to take up cycling and walking, allowing the city centre to grow in a more sustainable and inclusive way.

“A new transport strategy for the city centre will allow us to be clear on our transport priorities for the future, as we prepare for the arrival of HS2 and the realisation of the Northern Powerhouse. We can’t rest on our laurels, and I hope local residents, businesses and city centre workers will join us in developing a vision for even better city centre transport.”

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  • AndrewJG8918 - 19/08/2018 22:13

    Including the expansion of the Manchester Metrolink which could see the tram network extend to places including Stockport which might involve having new tram-trains being built for the Stockport expansion if it gets approval and the go ahead.

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