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  • Tram

      Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram network is expanding – once complete, by 2016, the network will be three times the size of the original, covering a total of 60 miles of track, with 93 stops served by a fleet of 94 trams. Metrolink provides a fast and easy alternative to travelling by car, with no need to worry about where to park at the end of your journey. Find out more

  • Bus

      Buses can be an affordable and convenient way to get around. Many modern buses are low floor and have lower carbon emissions, and some new buses on major routes have wi-fi meaning you can keep in touch while you’re on the move. Find out more

  • Door-to-door

      Greater Manchester is served by Local Link, a door-to-door flexible transport service that will pick you up and take you where you want to go. The services, available in defined geographical areas, can be used by anyone and are particularly useful to people who have limited transport options. Find out more

  • Cycling

      Cycling can improve health and reduce stress levels, and can save both time and money. TfGM is making it easier to cycle to work than ever before, offering free cycle training and a network of cycle parking hubs across Greater Manchester. Find out more

  • Walking

      Walking is a great way to get about and burn a few calories. Even if it’s impossible to do the whole journey by foot why not think about doing part of it. Check out www.walkit.com, the urban walking route planner, for some fresh new ideas of where to walk near you.

  • Electric vehicles

      Electric vehicles provide an attractive and greener alternative option for car owners, with over 200 charging points being installed across Greater Manchester. Through the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicles (GMEV) partnership, led by TfGM, there are easy ways to pay to charge your vehicle. Find out more

  • Car sharing

      The costs of running a vehicle are at an all-time high, so why not consider reducing the financial burden by car sharing? Available through businesses in Greater Manchester, Transport for Greater Manchester’s car sharing tool is free to use and is a simple, safe, savvy way to get to work. Find out more

  • Travel planning

      To get the most from Greater Manchester’s transport network, it’s always worth planning ahead. There’s plenty of information available on all sort of transport options, including the north west journey planner from Traveline which creates journey plans and gives access to timetable information and mobile apps. Start planning your journey here

  • Get me there

      Starting in 2014 TfGM will introduce get me there, Greater Manchester’s first smart ticketing scheme. It will roll out first on Metrolink and then buses in 2015 and trains in 2017. Find out more at getmethere.com

  • Park and ride

      Driving your car into a town or city centre can be expensive, time-consuming and stressful. However, there’s a great alternative in Greater Manchester, with FREE park and ride at local rail stations and Metrolink tram stops - the only cost is the fare. Find out more.

Let’s get to work

We know that transport can sometimes be a real challenge when it comes to getting to interviews and during the first few months of a new job.

Working with Jobcentre Plus, Travel Choices is offering a range of practical travel support and information if you are looking for a job, or have just started one.