Final stages of Wolverhampton tram works begin

The Midland Metro Alliance (MMA), working on behalf of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), will return to Wolverhampton city centre to carry out a series of works to complete the scheme including laying the final sections of track outside the revitalised Station Plaza when the city’s new railway station is complete.

The start of the final phase of the project follows the successful completion of works, including track laying and road resurfacing, along Pipers Row and Railway Drive in 2019 before a pause in the project to allow the station works to begin.

Construction is expected to commence from Monday 15 March with works to extend the footpath along Bilston Street. During this time, one lane will be closed to traffic, while pedestrians will be advised to follow a short diversion route via the subway.

Paul Brown, MMA Construction Director, explained: “Our return to Wolverhampton to complete the final stages of construction for the Metro extension signals a really important step in the project and I am delighted that these works are now getting underway. When complete, the Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension will provide a much-needed boost to public transport by allowing people to easily change between train, tram and bus.”

Source: Midland Metro Alliance

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