Transport

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

What?

What?

We need a fully integrated transport network with rail and rapid transit links offering quick and frequent services between our main towns and cities. We are working to build a network that underpins and accelerates economic growth and has the connections needed to get the very most from HS2 by increasing the number of people who can easily access the region’s two HS2 stations.

Why?

Why?

By delivering such a network we will reduce transport’s impact on our environment, enjoying cleaner air, lower carbon emissions and improved road safety. The resulting network will underpin economic growth and enable the efficient movement of people and goods, helping businesses connect to labour, supply chains, key markets and strategic gateways.

How?

How?

With travel times between London and the West Midlands of just 38 minutes, the HS2 high speed rail line has the ability to transform the regional economy. Our long term transport plan – ‘Movement for Growth’ - will ensure HS2’s potential is fully realised by putting in place the road, rail and tram links needed to best connect and feed into the region's two high speed rail stations.

 

Updates

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) co-ordinates investment to improve the region’s transport infrastructure and create a fully integrated, safe and secure network. It is also responsible for assessing and planning for the region’s future transport needs so the network can meet the demands of businesses and a growing population. The expansion of the Midland Metro tram system is just one of the many projects that TfWM is delivering to help meet those future needs. Working in partnership with bus and train operators, TfWM develops integrated and smart ticketing while providing free fares for the elderly and disabled and half price travel for children. Funding is also used to support the Ring and Ride service and provide socially necessary bus services on those routes or at those times that are not commercially viable for the private bus companies. By forging voluntary partnerships and agreements with bus and train operators, TfWM helps drive through improvements to services while providing other benefits for passengers. These include free Park and Ride facilities at stations and travel information through mobile apps and real time information as well as the traditional paper timetables at bus stops. Help and support is also provided to help people travel in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Particular support is offered for cycling, including cycle routes and storage, bike maintenance, safe riding courses and security marking. Visit the TfWM website for more and follow @TransportforWM on Twitter. For details of our bids to the government's National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) please also visit the TfWM website.

Reports

MOVEMENT FOR GROWTH: The West Midlands Strategic Transport Plan Summary Download

Related Documents

Roadside Information Recharging Scheme Download
Midland Metro: Transport & Works Act Order, Birmingham Eastside Extension Download
Funding for Innovation: Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems Application Download
Older & Disabled Persons Bus Concession Scheme Download
West Midlands Low Emission Delivery Plan: Element Energy for TfWM Download