Lib-Dems welcome U-turn allowing dogs onto trams for a trial period

Date published: 25 July 2022

Pet dogs will be allowed on Greater Manchester trams during a three-month trial, with a two dog per passenger rule.

Oldham’s Liberal Democrat Leader, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, said: “It’s common sense to allow dogs on trams so I’m glad that Transport for Greater Manchester have finally listened. 

"You can take a dog on a bus or a train with no problem. 

"This trial should be made permanent. 

"We want to see more people encouraged to use public transport so moves like this are very welcome.”

Cllr Sykes’s Liberal Democrat group have previously called for pets to be allowed to travel.

Cllr Sykes added: “Hopefully this initial trial period results in something more permanent and responsible dog owners can continue to enjoy the benefits of the tram network.”

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