Case study

Manchester Metrolink Operations Bid

Keolis Group for Greater Manchester Transport Authority

Metrolink_Osirix Consulting Company

Project Overview

Manchester Metrolink is a tram/light rail system in Greater Manchester, UK. The network has 99 stops along 105 km of standard-gauge track, making it the most extensive light rail system in the UK. The network consists of eight lines which radiate from Manchester city centre to termini at Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles, Manchester Airport, Rochdale and Trafford Centre. It consists of a mixture of on-street track shared with other traffic; reserved track sections, segregated from other traffic, and converted former railway lines.

HSQE Workstream Lead, responsible for producing three Delivery Plans:

Health & Safety


Quality Management



Worked with Subject Matter Experts to collate proposals in each response.
Extensive research on the current operation to create proposals. Extensive health and safety data analysis to create visual situational analysis.
Graphic shows Road Traffic Collision hotspots identified in research, almost all occurring on lines shared with roads. Enabled development of proposals to address these.
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Submitted on time. Keolis was awarded the contract in January 2017.