Tuesday, 21 February 2012

METRO EXTENSION GETS GO-AHEAD

Trams are set to return to the streets of Birmingham now that the Government has approved Centro’s plans to extend Midland Metro through the heart of the city. The extension is well underway with the completion of the Great Charles Street Bridge linking the line from Snow Hill to its now on road route through Colmore Gate.

Supporters say this improvement to Birmingham transport affects this and other neighbouring constituencies as will provide a boost to the West Midlands economy by £50 million a year and create up to 1,300 sustainable new jobs. It will give a fast link between Birmingham's two major rail stations - which have connections to and from Meriden constituency - while delivering more than 3.5 million passengers a year right into the heart of the city's shopping district.

http://www.centro.org.uk/metro/metroservices.aspx

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