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 has been approved.
Members of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed to the 2026 Delivery Plan for Transport at its meeting in Birmingham on Friday September 8.
The projects that are included in the transport plan are:
- Extending the Midland Metro system to Birmingham Curzon HS2 station in Eastside then through Digbeth and north Solihull to Birmingham Airport/HS2 Interchange
- The Camp Hill Chords railway project to open up new suburban lines for areas such as Castle Vale and Castle Bromwich in the north and Moseley and Kings Heath in the south
- Midland Metro tram route between Brierley Hill, Dudley and Wednesbury, connecting to the existing Birmingham-Wolverhampton line
- Extending the Midland Metro tram system from Digbeth, through north Solihull to Birmingham Airport/HS2 Interchange
- New heavy rail connection to Wolverhampton, with new stations at Willenhall and James Bridge