Business and Commercial opportunities with Transport for Greater Manchester 

TfGM has an ambitious programme to generate non-fares revenue through the development of a range of commercial opportunities. The revenue generated is invested back into the transport network across Greater Manchester to help to improve the infrastructure, provide investment for new technology and opens up valuable opportunities for a host of potential partners. In addition to the opportunities listed here, we’re also always open to new ideas!

 

Advertise with TfGM

TfGM offers a wide range of opportunities to connect with a large and powerful audience in Greater Manchester as millions of passenger journeys take place across the public transport network every year. Through a multitude of channels, brands can reach commuters and leisure users travelling across Greater Manchester, giving the opportunity to position messages in front of an influential and active audience. 

TfGM assets include 93 Metrolink stops across the light rail network, 120 tram vehicles, 15 Park and Ride sites, 20 Metroshuttle buses, over 15 transport interchanges and many other properties. TfGM has advertising and promotional partners who sell opportunities on our estate and who can help identify the best way to reach your target audience;

Exterion Media presents advertising opportunities to the many thousands of people who use the Metrolink tram network each day where your business message could take over entire trams as well as interior advertising on trams, tram stops and Metroshuttle buses.  

JCDecaux offers an extensive range of advertising opportunities including bus shelter advertising across Greater Manchester, city centre tram stops and large format outdoor sites. 

Inner Space offers opportunities to promote services, product sampling or direct sales to a large number of commuters and travellers at bus stations and transport interchanges across Greater Manchester. 

 

Other opportunities

Experiential activity
 
With over 34 million customer journeys per annum, Metrolink offers the opportunity to promote your product or service at high footfall locations or even onboard trams. Experiential ideas are always of interest to us so please get in touch with marketing@tfgm.com

 

Coffee Vending

TfGM is also looking for operators who wish to open their own coffee vending business at Metrolink stops, Park & Ride car parks and Bus Interchanges. There are a number of locations available so please contact marketing@tfgm.com for details.

 

Advertising policy

If you wish to advertise with us, please make sure you read TfGM's advertising policy which is designed to ensure that fair and consistent guidelines are applied to advertisements across our network. 

 

Partnerships

TfGM is passionate about promoting Greater Manchester and has an excellent track record of working with partners such as Manchester International Festival, Manchester United, Manchester City football clubs and the Manchester Pride Festival for mutual benefit. By working with partners we aim to enhance the customer experience and give brands the platform they need to reach their target market. These opportunities are about increasing opportunities to promote public transport, enhancing the customer experience, extending reach and supporting brand reputation.

So if you are a business with innovative ideas which could benefit TfGM, please get in touch by emailing marketing@TfGM.com

 

More with Metrolink

You may also be interested in the ‘More with Metrolink’ affiliate scheme.  We have teamed up with businesses such as the Odeon Cinemas, Royal Exchange Theatre, Nuffield Health and McDonald’s across Greater Manchester to promote leisure travel by tram through the provision of exclusive partner offers and experiences. If you would like to become part of the scheme or to find out more please contact morewithmetrolink@tfgm.com

 

Filming and Photography

TfGM offers an extensive portfolio of locations which can be used for TV, film or photography purposes; from the iconic Metrolink trams which have appeared in dramas such as BBC’s ‘In the Flesh’ and Channel 4’s ‘Banana’, Peter Kay’s ‘Car Share’ and a Moonpig TV advert to transport interchanges and larger buildings which have featured in Coronation Street and ITV’s ‘Safe House’.  

Our commercial team are here to help with filming requests and can offer location advice, fees (if applicable), the documentation you will need and all general do’s and don’ts. You will need permission ahead of time whether you plan to film or just take photographs, our only plea is please don’t leave this to the last minute! To submit a filming request or to ask for some advice, please complete a location filming form and someone from the team will be in touch with you. 

 

Travel for Business

TfGM’s free Business Travel Network allows your business to access a range of exclusive initiatives, incentives and practical support to encourage sustainable commuting and business travel. 

Sustainable commuting and business travel make good business sense. Benefits include financial savings, improved business efficiency and resilience, and improved staff wellbeing and productivity.

Find out more about how TfGM’s Business Travel Network could help support your business 

 

Property 

TfGM has a large property portfolio which offers a range of commercial opportunities, so whether you're looking for property to rent or developing your assets, this is what you need to know;

 

Properties to let or for sale

Our property opportunities fall into four main categories: Vacant land, commercial (shops and offices), Industrial (and railway arches), and residential properties. Residential properties available to rent vary in size and location from 1 and 2 bed flats to 3 and 4 bed semi-detached houses, locations include Sale Moor and Wigan Town Centre. 

 

Useful information for potential tenants

If you are interested in leasing a property from us, please note the following;

Tenant selection

TfGM has a range of criteria which we use to select tenants for our properties;

  • Rental offer
  • Proposed type of business
  • Financial strength of the applicant
  • Proposed use
  • Previous experience in running a business

 

Requirements

For all businesses new to us, TfGM will require trade and/or personal references, and where appropriate a 6 month rent bond and guarantor.

 

Applications

So if we could help with your property requirements or you are seeking new development opportunities please email estates@tfgm.com