Birmingham City Centre Works
The works to tie-in the existing route to the new city centre route is now underway. Trams are currently stopping at St Paul's whle the work is going on and customers are being asked to change on to replacement buses, walk into the city or change on to rail at the Jewellery Quarter. Full details are available at alerts.networkwestmidlands.com.
The work connecting the new extension to the existing route is going well new rails now installed and connected up. Poles for the overhead lines are due to go in soon with the electrification works starting next week. This will be followed by a lot of testing and commissioning with trams into the city centre at Bull Street on 6th December.
The overhead lines will be going up soon which will mean a different way of working for businesses in the city wanting to work on their buildings. People should get a permit to work before starting any work on the outside of their building if they are alongside the route of the Metro. Full details of the permit scheme and a permit application form are available here.
Midland Metro Van
The vans regular fortnightly drop-in sessions for visitors and retailers to find out more about the Metro construction are coming to an end for this year. The last session will be on Corporation Street on Wednesday 18th November.
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