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Greater Manchester moves to
‘revolutionise’ its bus network

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£100m proposal launched to help make bus travel more attractive and to tackle air pollution

Greater Manchester’s bus operators have launched a £100m partnership blueprint to revolutionise the region’s bus network.

Proposals can make a real difference to tackling the region’s biggest challenges 

Plans unveiled by OneBus would deliver better connectivity for local communities, ease the cost of travel and tackle the region's growing congestion and air pollution crisis.

The bus operators' blueprint, which is consistent with the new powers in the Bus Services Act, proposes:

Gary Nolan, Chief Executive of OneBus, says: “Buses are central to the future of Greater Manchester and this positive package of proposals can make a real difference to tackling the biggest challenges facing our communities: Road congestion and air quality.

“Building on the significant investment already made by operators, there is a window of opportunity for everyone to work together to deliver a revolution in the region's bus network."