Birmingham : Responsible Authorities
Status: Public Corporation
Personnel: Circa 300
Managing Director - Laura Shoaf
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)
16 Summer Lane
Tel: 44 121 200 2787
Fax: 44 121 214 7010
Transport Revenue Expenditure
2016/17 = £125.76m
Transport Capital Expenditure
2016/17 = £39.617m
In June 2016, WMCA approved the West Midlands Strategic Transport Plan “Movement for Growth".
“Movement for Growth” sets out an ambitious plan to greatly improve the transport system to support economic growth and regeneration, underpin new development and housing and improve air quality, the environment and social inclusion.
It is based on improvements, year in year out, over the long term to an integrated transport system made up of 4 tiers:
- National and Regional
- Metropolitan (Metropolitan Rail and Rapid Transit Network, Key Route Network, Strategic Cycle Network)
- Smart Mobility
TfWM is now working on a 10 year transport delivery strategy and implementation plan, which will set out priority projects for delivery and development. This work will include plans and measures to ensure the resilience and operational stability of the transport network during a period of previously unprecedented infrastructure investment, by the WMCA and partners, as well as by Network Rail, Highways England and HS2 Ltd.
The WMCA is also developing a series of more detailed policies and strategies, for example to support freight. Other key areas for policy and strategy development include air quality and work to identify measures to support the young, socially excluded and troubled individuals.
HS2 Growth Strategy Local Connectivity Package
The Combined Authority Devolution Deal has a £4.4bn HS2 Growth Strategy to make the most of HS2 arriving in the West Midlands. This includes the Curzon Masterplan in central Birmingham. As part of this Growth Strategy there is a local connectivity package of 20 transport schemes to effectively “plug-in” the 2 new HS2 stations to local transport networks. These schemes include the East-West Metro with Metro light rail extensions to Dudley - Brierley Hill and through East Birmingham to North Solihull and HS2 Interchange station.