Consultation on these proposals is now closed but please read on to find out more on this project.
We would like your views on a change to the forthcoming Metro extension to Centenary Square in Birmingham City Centre. Metro serving this area would help support the continued regeneration of the city and improve public transport connections across the city centre and to and from the Black Country.
What are we proposing to do and why
Centro is planning a further extension to the Metro network in Birmingham City Centre -'Birmingham Centenary Square Extension'.
The regeneration now taking place in the Centenary Square area will increase the demand and need for public transport links in central Birmingham and beyond. Centro already has approval to serve this area from the city centre and with some minor changes can improve the proposed tram route through the Paradise Circus area by moving it slightly closer to the new development.
By doing this, we reduce the cost of the extension since there will be no need for a new bridge over the Suffolk Street Queensway. We will also reduce construction disruption by working with the Paradise Circus Developers and the City Council to co-ordinate highway works that will minimise the effect on traffic.
The first extension of the Metro in Birmingham City Centre to New St Gateway is now well underway. Combined with the Birmingham Centenary Square Extension this will improve connections to Victoria Square, Paradise Circus and Centenary Square so reducing congestion and supporting regeneration.