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Update on West Midland Metro Service Suspension 15 July 22

GREAT NEWS!!! – THE METRO TRAMS WILL START TO RUN BETWEEN ALL STOPS FROM WOLVEHAMPTON TO HAGLEY ROAD FROM NEXT SUNDAY 17 JULY

Anne Shaw, Executive Director of Transport for West Midlands, has issued a further update on the currently inoperative Midland Metro Tram Service between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

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I’m sure we all wish the Midland Metro well and hope that this time the running of the trams will be permanent. Editor

Changes to Bus Routes on Broad Street, Sheepcote Street and Surrounding Routes Sunday 5 June

With very short notice to citizens there have at last been the changes to the bus routes that were redirected along Sheepcote Street instead of Broad Street in 2018.

Broad Street will now again be used for some routes.

The latest stakeholder update from the Midland Metro Alliance informs us that…

As of Sunday 5th June the majority of Buses diverted during the Tram construction will return to Broad Street.

To keep the ‘bus gate’ in Sheepcote Street operational, a small number of buses will continue to use Sheepcote Street,

12 / 12A, & 13 / 13A

The introduction of the ‘bus gate’ resulted in a 90% reduction in traffic along Sheepcote Street.

Editor Comment: and it will also prevent the re-establishment of a rat-run to the ring road .
It will also affect, greatly, traffic along Grosvenor Street West.

New Artisan Market in Canal Square B16

A new artisan open market will make its first appearance in the City on 10th June.

It will be situated in Canal Square at 100 Browning Street.

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The market is organised by the Convention Quarter Residents Alliance, a local volunteer group. The first market will be held on 10 June between 3:30pm and 7:30pm (see poster below for later dates).

See map below for its location.