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Our plan for the next five years

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Draft Delivery Plan: 2020-2025

To deliver our long-term 2040 Transport Strategy, we want 50% of all journeys in Greater Manchester to be made by walking, cycling and public transport by 2040. That’s a million more sustainable journeys every day.

To achieve this we want to:

  • Make walking and cycling the natural choice for short journeys.
  • Ensure that new developments support sustainable transport, and that our town centres are attractive and well connected.
  • Transform public transport capacity and active travel in the Regional Centre.
  • Offer good alternatives to the car for travel across the city-region.
  • Enable good orbital connections between town centres.
  • Maximise the efficiency and reliability of our existing transport networks.
  • Strengthen our position at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse by fully integrating HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, and other national infrastructure with local networks.
  • Ensure Manchester Airport and the Airport Enterprise Zone sustainably meets its potential as an international gateway and employment hub.
  • Move and manage freight in the most sustainable and efficient ways.
  • Research and harness future technology, innovations and digital connectivity.

Our new Draft Delivery Plan 2020-2025 shows how we will make real progress towards these goals over the next five years. It has been prepared together with Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment – The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) – to ensure it supports the planned population, housing and employment growth.

The new Delivery Plan sets out the practical actions we want to achieve in the next five years, achieve mayoral ambitions, and provide a coordinated approach to transport investment. It details:

  • Practical transport actions that we are planning to deliver.
  • Committed interventions, potential interventions and interventions to be studied over the next five years.
  • Further transport reforms that will be needed to deliver our long-term priorities.

The Draft Delivery Plan also includes a clear ask for further devolution of transport funding and powers from central Government. This is essential to enable us to deliver a cleaner, more efficient and integrated transport network. TfGM, the GMCA and the ten local authorities are united in their call to Government to take action, and agree a new deal for our city region to make this plan a reality.


Have your say

The new Draft Delivery Plan 2020-2025 has been published alongside Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment – The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) for consultation.

Your comments on the Draft Delivery Plan and the GMSF are invited up until the 18th March. We need the Greater Manchester public to support and champion this plan and we need to develop a transport network that works for everyone.

That’s why we want you to share your views and send any comments to 2040@tfgm.com or respond to the GMSF consultation – because a network that works for everyone, must be informed and developed by everyone.


Please be advised the full draft document is 115 pages. Please don't print unless essential.