Category Archives: Metro

Westside Tram Extension Update on Plans

This is a Reminder that there is a free public meeting in the Hyatt Broad Street this Saturday, 9th Feb – 10am to 12pm. The main subject will be an update on the implementation plans of the Metro Tram extension to run around the town hall, up Broad Street and on to the West side of Five Ways island.

The meeting has been created by volunteer members of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum which supports city dwellers on city matters.

This is an opportunity to ask questions of the Project Lead, Tom Willets from Midland Metro Alliance, the developers.

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Plan Your Route EASILY Around Closed Paradise Circus

Paradise Circus closes for a year from Monday 3 September until summer 2019. This means the road running alongside the Copthorne hotel will close to all traffic.

Centenary Square will close to vehicles from Monday 3 September but will remain open to public transport until mid-September.

A very useful interactive map has been created by the MMA to guide you around this closure no matter what your means of travel.

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Metro Alliance – Westside Weekly Issues 008 and 009


Below are two Westside Weekly newsletters released by the Midland Metro Alliance which is the developer of the Metro Tram Extension to the west side of Birmingham from the centre.
The newsletters regularly report on progress.


The Future of the Midlands Metro

od4a9704The future development of the Metro tram system is organised differently from the Snow Hill to Grand Central one which opened on 30 May 2016. Further extensions to the existing network will be of great benefit to  West Midlands folk and visitors and should encourage new business investment in the region.  Continue reading