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Gallery 975: West Midlands Metro - Walking the Eastside extension 20th September 2021

Ken Jones walked the route from Bull Street to Deritend in mid-September (based on the map on the Midland Metro Alliance website), not the easiest of things to do since the vast HS2 construction site means you have to find a pedestrian way around this and other works in the city. At both ends of the line Bull Street and Digbeth/Deritend extensive ground work is being done one of the main contractors is nmcn (who have since gone into administration) and you can find some of their workers in small groups along the route. In Digbeth/Deritend what was a large dual carriageway is now a narrow 2 lane road with the rest including filter lanes all gone as ground work continues at haste. These photos show how things are on the route at the moment (or at least were on 20th September - there has bee significant progress at the Birmingham City Centre end of the route since with the delta junction) and will provide a useful comparison over the next few years as more work is completed ahead of the extension opening to the public. Photographer: Ken Jones
All Photographs were taken on Monday 20th September 2021.


Delta Junction

Delta Junction

Bull Street

Bull Street

Bull Street

Albert Street

Albert Street

Dingleys Passage

Masshouse Lane

Curzon Street

New Canal Street

Meridien Street

Meridien Street

Meridien Street

Meridien Street

Digbeth

Digbeth

Meridien Street

Oxford Street

Birmingham Coach Station

Digbeth

Floodgate Street

Deritend

Deritend

Digbeth

The Olde Crowne

Digbeth

Deritend

Deritend

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