Moving major-transport projects ahead: Manchester Metro (case study)
Manchester’s Metrolink project has been lauded as one of the world’s most successful light rail systems, improving connectivity for the region’s 2.6 million residents and connecting key commercial areas of the city.
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, program management, commercial management, project controls and stakeholder engagement services.
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- WSP helped Manchester deliver a world class light rail network ahead of schedule while maintaining busy day to day rail operations.
- The creation of an Integrated Delivery Team saw WSP and its partners work in tight collaboration, ensuring the programme of work stayed on track.
- WSP has won numerous international awards for its work on Manchester Metrolink, including for innovative approaches that secured Manchester tens of millions in cost savings.