The public is being asked to give its views on a transport blueprint that will see £3.4 billion of tram extensions, new suburban rail lines, cycle routes and motorway improvements built over the coming decade.
The 2026 Draft Delivery Plan sets out a timetable for the construction of schemes the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) believes can best unlock economic growth and capitalise on the arrival of the HS2 high speed rail line.
Schemes include already funded include:
Extending the Metro tram system to the Birmingham Curzon HS2 station in Eastside and on through Digbeth and north Solihull to the airport/HS2 Interchange
Extending the Metro to Centenary Square (2019) and along Broad Street to Edgbaston (2020-21)
The Camp Hill Chords project to open up new suburban rail lines and stations for northern suburbs like Castle Vale and Castle Bromwich and Moseley and Kings Heath in the south
Midland Metro tram route between Brierley Hill, Dudley and Wednesbury connecting to the existing line to Birmingham and Wolverhampton
Metro tram extension along Pipers Row stopping at the bus station and the new Wolverhampton Interchange
New heavy rail connection between Wolverhampton and Walsall, with new stations at Willenhall and James Bridge
In addition to the £3.4 billion package set out in the plan, a number of further transport schemes are included and funding for these additional schemes will be sought over the timeframe.
A six week public consultation on the plan, which has been developed by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) – the transport arm of the WMCA – has now been launched.
Members of the public, the business community and other sectors are being encouraged to have their say by visiting https://www.tfwm.org.uk/events/draft-2026-delivery-plan-for-transport/ People have until June 9 to comment.