Our Members

Our members are city region transport authorities.

We represent the seven strategic transport bodies which between them serve more than twenty million people in Greater Manchester (Transport for Greater Manchester), Liverpool City Region (Merseytravel), London (Transport for London), South Yorkshire (South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority), Tyne and Wear (Nexus), West Midlands (Transport for West Midlands) and West Yorkshire (West Yorkshire Combined Authority). The Urban Transport Group is also a wider professional network with associate members in Strathclyde, the West of England, Tees Valley, Nottingham, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Each member is unique and has evolved differently, taking on additional roles to match local circumstances and transport needs. This section provides a brief overview of our members. 

Full Members

Merseytravel (Merseyside PTE) serves 1.4 million people. It is unique among the PTEs in being the franchise authority for the local rail network, Merseyrail. It also owns and operates Mersey Ferries and Mersey Tunnels, enabling people to get across the River Mersey.
For more information, visit Merseytravel's website.

Nexus (the Tyne and Wear PTE) owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, the busiest light rail network in the country outside London. Nexus also runs the Shields Ferry, the only remaining cross-Tyne ferry service and runs the Pop multi-modal smart ticket system for North East England, including the Tees Valley.    
For more information, visit Nexus' website.

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority covers a population of 1.3m people. SYPTE owns the infrastructure for the Sheffield Supertram light rail system.
For more information, visit SYMCA's website.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) serves a population of 2.7 million people. TfGM owns the Manchester Metrolink light rail system and has enhanced responsibilities under a Greater Manchester Combined Authority. TfGM's responsibilities extend to day-to-day management of traffic signals on major highways and highway route performance, incident response and event management via a traffic control centre. It is also responsible for local road safety issues.
For more information, visit Transport for Greater Manchester's website.

Transport for London (TfL) covers a population of 8.4m people. TfL is responsible for most aspects of the transport system in London, including buses, the Underground and Overground rail networks, river services, the congestion charging scheme, the main road network, taxis, the Oyster smartcard system and the Santander Cycle Hire scheme.

For more information, visit Transport for London's website.

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) covers a population of 2.6 million people. TfWM is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority. TfWM owns, promotes and develops the West Midlands Metro light rail network which currently operates between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
For more information, visit the TfWM website.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority covers a population of 2.3 million people. West Yorkshire Combined Authority brings together the public sector in the form of the five West Yorkshire districts plus York, and the business sector through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Combined Authority is also the Transport Authority for West Yorkshire. For more information, visit the WYCA website.
Associate members

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) serves a population of 2.2m people. SPT is the largest of Scotland's seven regional transport partnerships. Its additional activities include operating the Glasgow Subway and subsidising the Kilcreggan Ferry.
For more information, visit SPT's website.

Nottingham City Council serves a population of over 300,000 people. As the unitary authority for the area, the Council's core responsibilities include highways as well as transport planning and passenger transport. In addition, Nottingham City Council is joint promoter of the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) light rail system.
For more information, visit Nottingham City Council's website.

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) serves a population of over 1 million people and is made up of three of the local authorities in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Its aim is to deliver economic growth for the region and address challenges such as productivity and skills, housing and transport. Visit the West of England Combined Authority website.

Tees Valley Combined Authority is a statutory body for Tees Valley and has a population of around 660,000 people. The five Tees Valley local authorities, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton, alongside the business community and other partners, unite within the Combined Authority to improve the economic development, transport, infrastructure and skills.  For more information visit the Tees Valley Combined Authority website.

Translink is Northern Ireland’s main public transport provider operating around 12,500 services every day, carrying over 1.5 million passengers every week. While a public corporation with a degree of commercial independence, it is governed in policy by the NI Executive Department for Infrastructure. In addition to operating services, it also builds, maintains and operates public transport infrastructure including railways and stations. For more information visit the Translink website.

Transport for Wales (TfW) is the not-for-profit company driving forward the Welsh Government’s vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network. TfW runs the Wales and Borders rail service and is implementing an investment programme from 2018-2033 to improve to the frequency and quality of rail services. For more information visit: tfwrail.wales  

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority serves a population of 800,000 people and brings together seven local authorities. Its aim is to grow international recognition for its knowledge-based economy, addressing the challenges of housing, transport, and infrastructure demand in response to local needs and improving the quality of life by tackling areas suffering from deprivation. 

For more information visit the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority website