Proposals to extend the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton will give residents and visitors better access to the city centre and the rail and bus stations.
Midland Metro Line 1
Midland Metro currently operates between Wolverhampton St George's and Birmingham Snow Hill. The route serves the centres of Bilston, Wednesbury and West Bromwich, as well as many residential, commercial and leisure areas.
• attracts over 5 million passengers per annum
• is now in its 10th year of operation
• achieves 98% reliability
• operates at a six minute frequency during the day
• provides easy access for all users
• has 'real time information' boards
Consultation with stakeholders and the public was originally undertaken in 2003 as part of consultation for the proposed 5Ws route which identified a preferred route through Wolverhampton City Centre. Further consultation took place in 2009.
Wolverhampton City Centre Loop will provide a one way route through the city centre with stops located at Princess Street, the railway station, and bus station so completing the whole journey in just a few minutes.
The proposed extension will complement the multi-million pound Wolverhampton Interchange and will provide better access between train, bus and tram, and will help to support the regeneration of Wolverhampton City Centre.
Click here for an Ariel view of proposed route (3MB)
Click here for Wolverhampton Loop Consultation Results
The proposal known as the Wolverhampton City Centre Loop is now being taken forward for development by Centro in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council, and we hope to complete the scheme in 2014.
Contacts For this project only
If you have any further comments on this proposal, contact:
Susan Bridges, Public Relations Executive
16 Summer Lane,
Tel: 0121 214 7103