People and communities Accessing transport

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) offers a range of information and support to help us access transport around the city as we get older. 

TfGM links 

  • Journey Planning - travel information including bus timetables and a journey planner to find your route using an address or area 
  • Ring and Ride - a door-to-door accessible minibus service for people of all ages who find it hard to use public transport 
  • Local Link - a low-cost, flexible, accessible transport service available to everyone, filling in the gaps where other public transport options are limited or unavailable 
  • If you have concerns about bus stops, or buses, or have transport issues, you can reach the TfGM Customer Contact Centre on or 0161 244 1000. 

Other support 

  • Transport service directory - an up to date directory of various transport services for older people 
  • Hospital transport - information about the Patient Transport Service (PTS), a facility available if you have a medical or clinical condition which may stop you getting to your appointment by any other means 
  • Blue Badge disabled parking permits - information on how to apply, renew or report a stolen or misused blue badge 

The Age Friendly Manchester (AFM) Older People's Board gave its official response to the 'Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040: Our Vision'after meeting to discuss the proposals and consulting with the AFM Older People’s Assembly.

Further information regarding the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy is available on the TfGM site :Greater Manchester

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