Since 2007, we have worked to secure funding, develop, expand, and enhance Greater Manchester’s iconic tram system. This expansion programme will nearly triple the size of the network with 65km of new lines being delivered in a range of urban environments as well as bringing a range of improvements to transform the wider network. This has included the construction and refurbishment of over 300 retaining structures, tunnels, viaducts, and bridges.
Operating as a fully integrated delivery partner, WSP has provided a comprehensive programme management service, including risk management, project controls, and contract management, and extensive engagement with thousands of stakeholders − ranging from members of the public to businesses, local authorities, politicians, interest groups, and statutory bodies.
Our accomplishments as part of the TfGM Metrolink Integrated Delivery include bringing six new lines into service in 12 phases, with 30km of new line opening significantly ahead of schedule.