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Commercial and marketing

TfGM has an ambitious programme to generate non-fares revenue through the development of a range of commercial opportunities. The revenue generated is invested back into the transport network across Greater Manchester to help to improve the infrastructure, provide investment for new technology and opens up valuable opportunities for a host of potential partners. In addition to the opportunities listed here, we’re also always open to new ideas!


Advertise with TfGM

TfGM offers a wide range of opportunities to connect with a large and powerful audience in Greater Manchester as millions of passenger journeys take place across the public transport network every year. Through a multitude of channels, brands can reach commuters and leisure users travelling across Greater Manchester, giving the opportunity to position messages in front of an influential and active audience.

TfGM assets include 99 Metrolink stops across the light rail network, 120 tram vehicles, 15 Park & Ride sites, 20 Free Buses, over 15 transport interchanges and many other properties. TfGM has advertising and promotional partners who sell opportunities on our estate and who can help identify the best way to reach your target audience;

Global present advertising opportunities to the many thousands of people who use the Metrolink tram network each day where your business message could take over entire trams as well as interior advertising on trams, tram stops and FreeBus. Please find more information at

JCDecaux offers an extensive range of advertising opportunities including bus shelter advertising across Greater Manchester, city centre tram stops and large format outdoor sites.

The Commercial team also offers opportunities to promote services, product sampling or direct sales to a large number of commuters at bus stations and transport interchanges across Greater Manchester.

Advertising policy

If you wish to advertise with us, please make sure you read TfGM's advertising policy which is designed to ensure that fair and consistent guidelines are applied to advertisements across our network.

Other opportunities

Experiential activity

With 45 million customer journeys per year, Metrolink offers the opportunity to promote your product or service at high footfall locations or even onboard trams. Experiential ideas are always of interest to us. Please contact to discuss any ideas you have further.

Coffee vending

TfGM is also looking for operators who wish to open their own coffee vending business at Metrolink stops, Park & Ride car parks and bus interchanges. There are a number of locations available so please contact for details.

Trials bike over Metrolink Tram


TfGM is passionate about promoting Greater Manchester and has an excellent track record of working with partners such as Manchester International Festival, Manchester United, Manchester City football clubs and the Manchester Pride Festival for mutual benefit. By working with partners we aim to enhance the customer experience and give brands the platform they need to reach their target market. These opportunities are about increasing opportunities to promote public transport, enhancing the customer experience, extending reach and supporting brand reputation.

If you are a business with innovative ideas which could benefit TfGM, please get in touch by emailing


Filming and photography

TfGM offers an extensive portfolio of locations which can be used for TV, film or photography purposes; from the iconic Metrolink trams which have appeared in dramas such as BBC’s ‘In the Flesh’ and Channel 4’s ‘Banana’, Peter Kay’s ‘Car Share’ and a Moonpig TV advert to transport interchanges and larger buildings which have featured in Coronation Street and ITV’s ‘Safe House’. We have also worked on Hollywood Blockbuster Morbius, to ensure that passengers were aware of bus route closures and reroutes across Greater Manchester.

Our commercial team are here to help with filming requests and can offer location advice, location fees, the documentation you will need and all general do’s and don’ts. You will need permission ahead of time whether you plan to film or just take photographs, our only plea is please don’t leave this to the last minute! To submit a request for filming or photography which is intended for commercial use, please complete a location filming form and send to

If you are looking to film as a journalist or for news purposes, please contact and they can assist you in gaining permission.

We advise that you seek permission 10 working days before filming. Due to the nature of the industry, we are aware that this isn’t always possible but we will do our best to process your request in time.

Travel for Business

Travel for business

TfGM’s free Business Travel Network allows your business to access a range of exclusive initiatives, incentives and practical support to encourage sustainable commuting and business travel.

Sustainable commuting and business travel make good business sense. Benefits include financial savings, improved business efficiency and resilience, and improved staff wellbeing and productivity.

For more information about the Business Travel Network, what grants are available and how TfGM could help support your business, follow the link below.


Travel Plan Toolkit

TfGM have launched a pilot project to help councils, developers and consultants manage travel to and from a construction site.

The online toolkit, initially being trialled with Stockport and Wigan councils, helps developers create, review and implement effective, sustainable travel plans.

A travel plan can be completed at any stage of a development’s construction or occupation, and limits the impact of a site on the surrounding road network and local car parking capacity.

Commercial Property


TfGM has a large property portfolio which offers a range of commercial opportunities, so whether you're looking for property to rent or developing your assets, this is what you need to know;

Properties to let or for sale

Our property opportunities fall into four main categories: vacant land, commercial (shops and offices), industrial (and railway arches), and residential properties. Residential properties available to rent vary in size and location from one and two bed flats to three and four bed semi-detached houses, locations include Sale Moor and Wigan Town Centre.

Useful information for potential tenants

If you are interested in leasing a property from us, please note the following;

Tenant selection

TfGM has a range of criteria which we use to select tenants for our properties;

  • Rental offer
  • Proposed type of business
  • Financial strength of the applicant
  • Proposed use
  • Previous experience in running a business


For all businesses new to us TfGM will require trade and/or personal references, and where appropriate, a six month rent bond and guarantor.


If we can help with your property requirements or you are seeking new development opportunities please email