Interim Head of Projects Group,
Transport for Greater Manchester
As Interim 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 transport interchanges, tram lines, cycling and walking infrastructure, bus priority routes and rail station enhancements. During his 18-year career at TfGM, Chris has overseen the design, construction and opening of many new transport facilities, including the £48 million Bolton Interchange, which relocated the town’s bus station to a new site adjacent 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 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.