Freedom of Information
What is “Freedom of Information”?
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 put in place rules which help the public to get information held by public bodies. This includes information which should be published by the authority under a Publication Scheme, and information which you can request from the public body under what is often called a “Freedom of Information request”.
How do I get information held by Transport for Greater Manchester?
If you are looking for information held by Transport for Greater Manchester, you might want to look first of all at the information which we already publish, or which has already been released to somebody who has made a Freedom of Information request. Please note that the act only covers information recorded by the authority, and does not require the authority to create new information in response to a request.
You can look at this information in the following places:
If you have checked all of these locations and you still can’t find the information you are interested in, you may want to consider making a Freedom of Information request.
How can I make a Freedom of Information request?
You should put your request in writing, giving as much detail as possible.
If you would like to make a request electronically, you can either email foi@tfgm.com or you can complete the FOI request form on the website.
If you would like to make a request by post, please write to:
Legal Services
Transport for Greater Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place
M1 3BG
A response will be provided within 20 working days (not including weekends and bank holidays).
I want to request personal data held about me
If you would like to see what information we hold about you, then you will need to make a request under the Data Protection Act 1998. Have a look at our Data Protection webpage for more information.