WSP was appointed in 2007 as Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)’s Delivery Partner for the £1.9bn Metrolink extensions and enhancement program. This has already seen the Metrolink network triple in size with nearly 60km of new tramway now operating. Our services entail the full integration and co-location of our team with that of TfGM and include the provision of comprehensive engineering management, programme management, commercial management, project controls and stakeholder engagement services.
Our accomplishments as part of the TfGM Metrolink Integrated Delivery team are extensive. Highlights include:
Bringing 5 new lines into service in 11 phases – with 24.5km of new line opening significantly ahead of schedule. Most recently, the 14.5km extension to Manchester Airport opened to passengers in November 2014, over a year ahead of schedule.
Development of innovative solutions to Tram Management System requirements, enabling new lines to open according to expectations.