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Latest designs released for Stockport Interchange

by Iain Roberts on 25 September, 2015

TfGM have published the latest designs for Stockport Interchange, which will replace the ageing bus station. The interchange includes a new bridge across the Mersey, allowing buses to come directly from Heaton Lane. That in turn takes traffic out of Mersey Square.

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Cllr Iain Roberts, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on TfGM, has rejected Labour demands that he not speak to the media or call for a Greater Manchester travel smartcard. “It was bizarre.” Iain said. “I was just about to congratulate TfGM on agreeing to deliver a travel smartcard when the Labour Group launched their […]

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Most crowded trains in the UK pass through Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 9 September, 2015

The BBC is reporting that three of the top ten most crowded train services in England and Wales pass through Manchester, including the top two! The figures for 2014 have been released by the Department for Transport. The Manchester trains, which all start or terminate at Manchester Airport, Top 10 most crowded trains 2014 04:22 […]

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Lib Dems call for TfGM to Get Me There by Christmas

by Iain Roberts on 27 August, 2015

Greater Manchester Liberal Democrats are calling for TfGM, First and Stagecoach to work together and launch an Oyster-style travel smartcard by Christmas. “Get Me There could be rolled out to everyone on buses and trams by Christmas. Almost every bus and every tram stop in Greater Manchester already has the equipment needed to run a […]

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The Conservative government have today announced a £13 billion investment in road and rail transport across the North of England. It’s not new (all the schemes have been around for a while and most have already been formerly announced) but in a quiet August it’s a repackaging that should generate a few headlines and, ministers […]

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We reported last week that the Lib Dems are putting pressure on Virgin Trains to find a way for residents to continue to use the underpass at Stockport station to get between the Edgeley and Stockport sides, despite ticket gates being erected. We can report that the Lib Dems have had confirmation this afternoon that Virgin […]

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What will Greater Manchester look like in 25 years time? What should it look like? What sort of transport infrastructure will we need to make that happen? Roads, rail, air, walking, cycling, buses, trains and trams – how should they connect us to the rest of the world, to the UK and to each other […]

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Virgin Trains, who manage Stockport Station, are having to install ticket barriers at each end of the tunnel connecting the Edgeley and Town Centre sides. It’s a diktat from government, keen that major stations across the country do everything they can to make sure people who use the trains buy a ticket. Fair enough – can’t […]

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Greater Manchester Liberal Democrats are giving their support to the Manchester Evening News’ #NorthernPowercut campaign, calling for the government to prioritise funding the electrification of the Manchester to Leeds railway line ahead of putting more money into London with Crossrail 2. Cllr Sue Derbyshire, Lib Dem leader of Stockport Council, said “With the Lib Dems in […]

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Cllr Iain Roberts,Leader of the Lib Dem group on TfGM, is asking anyone affected by the rail disruption on 1st July to let him know what the rail companies could have done better. Damaged overhead lines caused chaos at Manchester Piccadilly and other railway stations across the North, with passengers stranded and delays lasting for […]

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