With the launch of the first franchised bus services now only 3 months away, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has today made a number of announcements which are designed to drive forward our delivery of the Bee Network: 


  • New combined tram and bus tickets to cut cost of travel when services come under local control for the first time in nearly 40 years in September 2023 
  • Cheaper single, daily and weekly capped bus fares also extended until September 2024 
  • Operators confirmed to run second phase of locally controlled bus services from March 2024 
  • Greater Manchester to become first area outside London to pilot contactless touch-in/touch-out travel on local train services 


You can read more detail on these announcements here. There is also a dedicated Bee Network page which includes further information and FAQs. 

We’d welcome any sharing of this news if you’re happy to do so – I’ve included links to our channels below. We know connectivity and access to the labour force are important for business productivity and the sustainable success of the GM economy, and these steps make progress against those measures.  


TfGM channels where updates will be posted:  


  • Twitter: @OfficialTfGM    
  • Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialTfGM   
  • LinkedIn page:linkedin.com/company/transportforgreatermanchester  
  • Instagram: @OfficialTfGM 


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To promote the changes taking place across the network and communicate what the Bee Network means for customers, the ‘Say Yellow’ campaign is ramping up across TfGM channels.