Final stages reached for Midland Metro Centenary Square extension

The first of the city’s new tram stops are being installed in Birmingham city centre as work to extend the West Midlands Metro to Centenary Square enters its final stages.

The 840m route will feature two new stops with trams operating on battery power throughout.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands said: “With tram stop furniture being installed, it is very clear that we are entering the final stages of construction for this first phase of the route, and it is exciting to imagine that local people will be using these tram stops later this year.

The Birmingham Westside Metro route follows on from the extension between St Chads and Grand Central, which opened to passengers in May 2016. Once completed, the Metro will operate between Grand Central and Hagley Road in Edgbaston. Five new tram stops will connect passengers to Victoria Square, Centenary Square, Brindleyplace, Five Ways and Hagley Road, with links to popular attractions including the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall.

Source: WMCA

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