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Lib Dems welcome TfGM dogs on trams trial

by jen on 2 November, 2015

metrolink_dogsCouncillor Iain Roberts, Lib Dem leader on Transport for Greater Manchester, has welcomed proposals for a trial permitting dogs to travel on trams.

The Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for dogs to be allowed on trams as they are on buses and trains and on nearly every other tram system across the UK. Until now, TfGM has always refused even to conduct a trial.

This Friday (6th November) councillors will discuss proposals for a trial of dogs on trams.

“I am very pleased that the Lib Dem campaign is making progress and I’d like to thank everyone across Greater Manchester who has supported us.” Iain said. “The TfGM proposal is limited. Dogs will only be allowed on trams if they are in a secure carrying box. That’s still well behind the situation on buses and trains, but it’s a big step in the right direction. If the trial is successful, we’ll be pressing for TfGM to go further.”

The Liberal Democrats are campaigning for well-behaved dogs on leads to be allowed to travel on trams without the need for them to be secured in a container.

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