Keeping the city moving

During the Games, it is anticipated over 1 million people will travel around the region. The Commonwealth Games represents a unique opportunity to create a positive and sustainable transport legacy.

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is the executive body of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) that is responsible for coordinating transport services across Birmingham and the wider region.

TfWM and its constituent authorities, including Birmingham City Council, will work with operators to provide and facilitate transport services for everyday users such as local residents, commuters and businesses, Games workforce, volunteers and spectators.

To help keep the city moving during the Games, TfWM have devised a Games Transport Plan to support:

  • Clean and green public transport
  • Safe, secure, reliable and efficient transport
  • Minimising disruption
  • Access for all
  • Sustainable transport options and improved public spaces

The Game Transport Plan outlines the approach being taken to plan, deliver and manage transport services during the Games. It doesn’t cover the exact details of how transport will work, for example between venues, or what roads will be closed, but this detail will be made available and TfWM will be talking to impacted residents and businesses alongside local authorities over the coming months.