The movement monitors the provision of services and campaigns on behalf of public transport passengers and potential passengers using the Oldham Loop, the western end of the Calder Valley Line from Leeds and the services from Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge and Greenfield.
STORM also takes an interest in rail and other public transport developments that could have benefits for, or be detrimental to, passengers using those routes. The Oldham Loop line closed to rail services on 3rd October 2009 and was converted to Metrolink, the Greater Manchester tram system, and services as far as Rochdale Railway Station began in 2013. STORM monitors the Metrolink services from Rochdale to East Didsbury. The Town Centre Rochdale stop is due to open in Spring 2014 with the Oldham Town Centre route opening on the 27th January 2014, meaning the route via the temporary Oldham Mumps stop will be closed on the 17th January 2014.
STORM also supports the East Lancashire Railway heritage line which runs into Heywood and the planned extension of the ELR into Castleton. in May 2014 a new service, which will replace the Manchester Victoria to Rochdale 'turnback, will continue via the newly reopened Todmorden curve to Burnley and Blackburn.