“There is a growing feeling in Greater Manchester that we are on the cusp of a new ear,” writes Councillor Andrew Fender, chair of Transport Greater Manchester Committee, in our special supplement – ‘A new era for travel in Greater Manchester: Towards a Northern Powerhouse’.

In the foreword, Fender continues: “What happens in the next few years will find its way into the history books as a notable point in time, similar to news of a new railway between Manchester and Liverpool 185 years ago. These are, indeed, exciting times that are worthy of such a comparison.”

Find out why Fender thinks this by reading this special Passenger Transport publication, produced in association with Transport for Greater Manchester and sponsored by First Bus, RATP Dev and Northern Rail