13 May 2022
Dear Sir or Madam,
Re: Broad Street and Brindleyplace are better connected this summer
As you may have seen over the past month, public transport testing has commenced
across Broad Street, Five Ways and Hagley Road as part of the commissioning
process for the Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Edgbaston Village.
Buses and trams currently running on Broad Street are carrying out important tests
and we are excited to welcome bus services back to Broad Street from June and
look forward to welcoming the tram later in the summer.
Recent weeks have seen new bus shelters installed across Broad Street and
Centenary Square and, in June 2022, the majority of local bus routes which were
diverted from the area in May 2019 will return to calling along Broad Street. We
recommend that you check with your operator regarding your particular bus service.
Testing and commissioning work and driver training on the Westside tram extension
will continue through June and a start date for passenger services will be determined
in due course. For updates on this, and on the current Metro service suspension,
please visit http://www.westmidlandsmetro.com.
The Westside of Birmingham is already well-connected with fast, frequent and
convenient public transport with:
• regular West Midlands Rail services at Five Ways station;
• affordable cycle hire via West Midlands Cycle hubs;
• convenient walking routes to and from the city centre.
We understand you, like us, will be excited for the phased enhancements to public
transport which will be coming online from June and should you require additional
information we have updated our dedicated Westside page at our website at:
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
http://www.tfwm.org.uk/get-help/contact-us/ or by calling our offices on 0345 303 6760.
Director of Network Resilience
Transport for West Midlands
13 May 2022