Zoom Briefing: TfGM + Metrolink Q&A

Date & Time

CityCo and Manchester BID continue to work in close liaison with our city partners including Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police, Transport for Greater Manchester, Salford City Council and Marketing Manchester.

As the Covid-19 lockdown progresses, and we potentially move to phased reopenings in the city centre, we will be hosting a series of Zoom meetings for business members to help keep everyone in the loop with city planning.

Wednesday 3 June
A conversation about the latest plans for public transport Manchester reopens
Host, CityCo CE Vaughan Allen, with guests:

Mike Mellor, Director of Commercial, TfGM
Damien Chabas, Director of Development, Metrolink

Video Replay

Donwload Damien’s ‘Metrolink – Covid-19 Recovery’ presentation:

Key principles and behaviours

1) Follow government guidelines

  • Don’t travel if you feel unwell or have a temperature
  • Don’t travel on public transport unless essential
  • Consider walking/cycling as an alternative
  • Wear face covering if using Public Transport
  • Wash your hands/use hand sanitiser
  • Keep 2m apart from staff and other customers

2) When travelling on Metrolink

  • Ensure you have a valid ticket
  • Use contactless ticketing or mobile app facilities
  • Respect Metrolink staff as they keep Manchester moving

Key messages to employers

  • Allow or enable staff to travel outside peak times (stagger retail hours, staff rosters, working from home etc…)
  • Encourage your staff to follow the key principles
  • Maximise the potential of social distancing on trams for those who don’t have an alternative

What are Metrolink doing?

  • Partnering with other operators to offer an integrated approach
  • Monitoring and adapting operations to maximise social distancing
  • Timetable and double trams
  • Reviewing key stops operating procedures
  • Reinforcing staff presence to encourage behaviour
  • Pushing key messages across GM
  • Enhancing cleaning regime using anti-viral disinfectant
  • Continuing to focus on security in partnership with GMP

What to expect on the network

  • Social distancing signage visuals