Transport for Greater Manchester joined Manchester City Council, Network Rail, rail operators and British Transport Police as the country fell silent to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Reverend Nigel Ashworth led a short service at the war memorial at Manchester Piccadilly this morning, with the Last Post playing across the station and preluding a two-minute silence.
Its first day of conflict remains the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army.
Wreaths were also laid at Oxford Road train station, Rochdale Interchange and the First Bus depot at Queens Road.
Later today TfGM employees who have previously served in the Armed Forces will take part in a parade through the city centre – one of a number of commemoration events being held across Manchester.
Dr Jon Lamonte, said:
For travel advice during today’s Somme 100 centenary events visit: www.tfgm.com/somme100