Keeping the city moving

During the Games, more than 5 million people travelled around the region. The Commonwealth Games represented a unique opportunity to create a positive and sustainable transport legacy.

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

TfWM and its constituent authorities, including Birmingham City Council, worked effortlessly 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 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 outlined the approach being taken to plan, deliver and manage transport services during the Games.