In line with the ambitions of Greater Manchester’s Transport Strategy to create an integrated and sustainable transport system, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is assessing options for the extension of the Metrolink network. As part of this programme, AECOM has fulfilled the Transport Case Advisor (TCA) role on several corridors across Manchester, including:

  • Ashton-under-Lyne – Stockport
  • Manchester Piccadilly to Marple / Rose Hill Marple
  • Manchester – Glossop / Hadfield / Stalybridge
  • Oldham – Ashton
  • Northern Loop
  • South Manchester – Warrington (via Irlam)

Working within an integrated team incorporating modelling, environmental and engineering workstreams, AECOM was responsible for the developing the Strategic Outline Case (SOC), the Outline Business Case (OBC), Option Assessment reports, Need for Intervention reports and Appraisal Specification reports.

The studies have directly informed the development of priorities for new Metrolink extensions across Greater Manchester, as reflected in the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 Delivery Plan and the revised Rapid Transit Strategy.

The work has also formed the basis for funding submissions to Government, including the Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Metrolink extension and the Middleton Metrolink extension.

Key services

Transport modelling, economic and financial appraisal, business case development