Bang on schedule the Broad Street canal tunnel will reopen to boats and towpath walkers on Thursday 14 March. Continue reading
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.
Below is issue 22 of Westside Weekly newsletter released by the Midland Metro Alliance.
Below are three issues of Westside Weekly newsletter released by the Midland Metro Alliance.
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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Below is information on the recently-unearthed historical items found during the Metro extension works in Victoria Square and where to view them.
Also below is issue 10 of Westside Weekly newsletter released by the Midland Metro Alliance .
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.
These contain IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS. Continue reading
The Midland Metro Alliance, constructors of future Metro tram extensions, has issued the following information.
Gas Street and Broad Street junction closure Sunday 22 April.
It is my observation that the first day of the Broad Street Restrictions did not go too well in spite of the street marshals working very hard to advise and direct drivers who found that the route they may have taken for years was no longer possible. Continue reading
Further information of restrictions around Broad Street complete with illustrative map. Continue reading
We previously reported that they were to come into force on Monday 8 January 2018 but we have just been informed by Midland Metro Alliance that this has been postponed pending further discussions with the City Council.
To accommodate the Metro tram extension to Edgbaston new traffic restrictions have been announced by the Midland Metro Alliance.
We previously reported that they were to come into force on Monday 8 January 2018 but this has been postponed pending discussions with the City Council. Continue reading
The Midland Metro Alliance has issued the following news. Continue reading
In preparation for the Metro tram network extending to Edgbaston by 2021 some structural surveys are required at the Five Ways Underpass.
No exit from Ryland Street into Broad Street. Continue reading
The Midland Metro Alliance has today issued the following press release. Continue reading
The 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
Today at 8am the first tram covered the extension from Bull Street to Stephenson Street outside the northern entrances to New Street Station and Grand Central. Continue reading
One of the new Metro trams will be named Ozzy Osbourne on Thursday 26 May. Continue reading
Great disappointment as the start of the tram extension to New Street Station is postponed… Continue reading
Change of road arrangements and upcoming Eastside Consultation. Continue reading
The overnight trials during the night of this Saturday and Sunday, 23/24 April, seem to have been successful. So, a start of service down to New Street Station is foreseen to start on Monday 22 May. Continue reading
Our splendid local transport system , the Metro Tram, is making progress….but slowly! Here is the latest news I have. Continue reading
It’s comforting to know that there is a public organisation in the West Midlands that aims to reduce the number of public transport related crimes and keep passengers safer – A SUCCESS! Read More.
Today at 8am a Midland Metro tram entered Birmingham city centre streets for the first time… Continue reading
Balfour Beatty has released its November Bulletin… Continue reading
Balfour Beatty , the new Metro main contractor, has today re-opened this city centre junction to traffic. Continue reading
Balfour Beatty has released its October Bulletin… Continue reading
The Metro stop at Snowhill will have to be closed for 6 weeks from Sunday 26 October. This is to allow the new line round to New Street Station to be connected to the existing line from Wolverhampton. Continue reading
Balfour Beatty has released its September Bulletin… Continue reading
Balfour Beatty has released its July and August Bulletins plus some temporary traffic diversions… Continue reading