Category Archives: Technology

Bookmark this! City Navigator is a beautifully simple way to plan your next public transport journey in Manchester

FutureEverything recently held an innovation challenge around local public transport data in Greater Manchester. Of the apps we’ve tried from it so far, City Navigator is our favourite. It uses data from OpenStreetMap, TfGM, Manchester City Council, and CitySDK. It … Continue reading

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Smartcards readers at Piccadilly?

On my way home last night, I saw that two new smartcard readers had been installed near the ticket office at Manchester Piccadilly, next to the Northern Rail ticket machines on the main concourse. Please present what card where now? … Continue reading

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TfGM joins Twitter!

It’s taken some time, but TfGM are now on Twitter tweeting as @OfficialTfGM! Just in time for the wintry weather, as the sprinkling of snow and frost this morning highlights how useful live travel updates can be. As their website … Continue reading

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We’re now on foursquare

You can now follow Manchester Transport on Foursquare – we’ve created our very own brand page on the location-based social networking website, and we’re aiming to leave tips at venues across the county that are useful and informative to both … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride, smartcard style

Over in neighbouring Merseyside, they’ve revealed the name of the new Merseytravel smartcard. Not only does it follow the pattern of being named after marine life (Oyster, Octopus, Orca etc) it also has a decided nod-of-the-head towards that famous Liverpudlian … Continue reading

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New website for crowd-sourcing transport improvements

Ever wanted to start your own campaign to improve your little corner of the public transport system? Now you can do just that with the minimum of fuss thanks to the people who brought you the MP-tracking website TheyWorkForYou and … Continue reading

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Review: Manchester Metrolink iPhone app

A guest post by Josh R reviewing the new iPhone app for Manchester’s Metrolink tram system – if you’d like to write an article for Manchester Transport blog, or share some photos, then please get in touch. I like trams … Continue reading

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