interim head of projects group,
As Head of Projects for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Chris Barnes is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of an extensive portfolio of transportation schemes; including new transport interchanges, tram lines, cycling and walking infrastructure, bus priority routes and rail station enhancements.
During his 20-year career at TfGM, Chris has overseen the design, construction and opening of many new transport schemes, including the new £350 million Trafford Park Line Metrolink extension; the £48 million Bolton Interchange, which relocated the town’s bus station to a new site adjacent to its railway station, connecting the facilities via a pedestrian skylink bridge; and the £19 million remodelling of Altrincham Interchange, which provided rail, tram, bus and taxi passenger infrastructure as well as a cycling hub, as part of a truly integrated multi-modal transport facility. He is passionate about delivering facilities which make a positive contribution to the communities that they serve.
Chris is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Association for Project Management.