On behalf of TFGM
Transport for Greater Manchester is carrying out a survey to identify what improvements people in Saddleworth think can be made to public transport in the area.
The survey is funded by the Department for Transport’s Total Transport Pilot Fund to deliver joined up and efficient transport links specifically in rural areas.
All comments received during consultation will be considered and compiled in a report, which will be made available to the public online.
The report will help to inform our future recommendations for improving transport in Saddleworth.
To have your say, please complete the survey by 30 November 2016.
Paper copies of the survey have been delivered to households in Saddleworth and to Uppermill Library. If you prefer to fill out a paper copy of the survey, you can send it back to us via freepost, or leave it at Uppermill Library.
Transport for Greater Manchester, Freepost RRHE-RKUUKSJY,
Saddleworth Transport Survey, Manchester, M1 3BG
For more information on the Saddleworth Total Transport scheme email
Why are you carrying out a consultation?
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is carrying out a consultation to find out what people in Saddleworth think of public transport in the area.
We want to find out where Saddleworth residents travel to and how, and what people think about public transport.
Why is TfGM asking people in Saddleworth about public transport?
People in outlying areas, such as Saddleworth, can feel isolated. This affects people of all ages and has a negative impact on mental and physical health.
We may look to improve public transport to ensure people are better connected to their friends, family, work, hobbies, shops and services. To do this we need to know where Saddleworth residents travel to most frequently.
TfGM does not currently operate bus services in Saddleworth. They are run by commercial bus operators. However, we do subsidise some services to maintain key links on the bus network.
Is this survey in response to the recent reductions in bus services in Saddleworth?
No, the timing is coincidental but recent commercial decisions by bus operators highlight the importance of understanding what level of demand exists for public transport in Saddleworth.
What happens next?
The consultation survey is available now to complete online here. You have until 30 November 2016 to complete the survey.
Paper copies will be distributed to residents and available for collection at Uppermill Library.
All comments received during consultation will be considered and compiled in a report, which will be made available to the public.
The results of the survey will support the development of potential interventions to make the transport network better suited to the needs of Saddleworth residents.