Travel Advice for Businesses

As the region gets set for the Games, now is the perfect time to start planning so that your business and your employees are ready too.

With over one million spectators expected to travel to the Games, please be aware that our road and public transport network will be much busier than normal. Due to planned rail industrial action, the road network will be busier than normal and the bus network will be extremely busy with demand from spectators, especially over the weekend on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. This increase in activity will also present opportunities for your business to shine and attract new customers - so be prepared and plan ahead. 

Be aware, in the event of rail industrial action, some rail stations will be used as park and ride sites so expect additional congestion around these areas, and potentially in areas you may not expect.

To see if your business will be affected by the Games. please take a look at our interactive hotspot maps.

For tailored travel advice from Transport for West Midlands, please click here to complete our Get Games Ready Form. For regular travel advice and updates, sign up to regular Transport for West Midlands newsletters.

To get in touch with the Commonwealth Games Travel Demand Management Team for further support please email: CwgBusinessSupport@tfwm.org.uk

Top Tips

1. Plan ahead

  • Get your business ready to avoid disruption
  • Consider how your staff, visitors, customers and others will be affected and what that means for your business

2. Spread the love

  • Share information and advice with staff, visitors and customers
  • Work together with your supply and delivery chain to identify the best ways to avoid disruption to deliveries

3. Travel at a different time?

  • Avoid the queues and travel outside of Games peaks
  • Certain days and times will be a lot busier than others. Can you adopt flexible working to allow staff to avoid disruption?

4. Travel in a different way?

  • Your normal mode of transport might not be the best way to travel during Games Time.
  • Certain modes of transport will be a lot busier than others. Due to planned rail industrial action, the road network will be busier than normal and the bus network will be extremely busy with demand from spectators, especially over the weekend on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. For local journeys, walking or cycling may be the best option.

5. Travel by a different route?

  • Certain locations will be a lot busier than others. In the event of rail industrial action, some rail stations will be used as park and ride sites so expect additional congestion around these areas and check before you travel. Can staff or business travel journeys be rerouted to avoid disruption?  

6. Stay in the know

  • Follow @GetSet2022 on Twitter
  • We are here to help - Get tailored support for your business.

Downloadable Resources

Download the Business Toolkit, which has assets you can use to communicate with staff and customers across your channels.

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