Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040

To enable Greater Manchester to create the integrated, customer-focused and well-utilised transport system it needs; we will take advantage of the wider devolution agenda to secure greater powers to control and plan investment over the long-term.

In this context, the 2040 Vision for Transport, which was consulted on in 2015, set the scene for the start of a radical, and ambitious, new approach to planning Greater Manchester’s transport system in support of long-term needs and aspirations. The 2040 Transport Strategy builds on the Vision, giving the right framework to face up to the challenges of the next 25 years.

Ultimately, the aim is to offer flexible and customer-focused travel choices, supported by smart information, ticketing and payment systems, across a truly integrated, multi-modal transport network.

And, of course, transport is about more than moving people and goods around a network; it shapes people’s lives. Our customers – residents, business and visitors – sit at the heart of the Strategy. It also focuses on the critical long-term challenges we are facing in Greater Manchester, such as a rapidly growing and ageing population, climate change and the need to improve productivity and reduce social inequality in our city-region.

The full 2040 Strategy will be published during 2016 following consultation and, together with subsequent more detailed 5-year Transport Delivery Plans, will form our new statutory Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan. Find out more here