Midland Metro service change: Friday 14th to Wednesday 19th April

All Midland Metro trams will be terminating at Bull Street once again over the Easter weekend from Friday 14th April (either until the end of Monday 17th or Wednesday 19th April depending on which part of the Midland Metro website you believe!). Works are required on the City Centre extension less than a year since it opened to the public. Throughout this period services will run between Bull Street and Wolverhampton St George’s. Included in the work will be repaving around the terminus at Grand Central and further work will follow later in April.

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6 Responses to Midland Metro service change: Friday 14th to Wednesday 19th April

  1. Paul says:

    Surely the footpath/platform can’t be worn out already. Who is it not disable friendly hence been redone so a disabled person knows where terminus is and where the enterance to grand central is.

    • Steve Hyde says:

      It looks to me as though some areas of paving around Grand Central stop were never finished when the line opened. Presumably it is these sections which are now to be completed by the new alliance.

  2. John Gilbert says:

    If I were a cynic, which I am faced with the inability of our Industry to get anything done properly these days it seems, I would say that this demonstrates once again the modern British oxymoron: British competence and efficiency!! (Also see the Great Western electrification scheme.) But then, maybe there is a reasonable excuse.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The real fun will start when they try to run the trams on battery power, well intentioned but the technology isn`t up to the job long term.

    • Peter Watts says:

      “Anonymous” (don’t see why anyone would want to hide their name on this forum!) – sorry to disagree here, but battery technology on trams is now well stablished in both Seville, Spain and Nice, France. I would suggest a visit to either of these cities and view how successful the battery operation is in daily use over a long period.

  4. Owen says:

    When I went past Bull Street on Friday evening at about 9pm there were 11 guys in hi-vis stood round a 10 foot long hole, (only two actually seemed to be doing anything) – looks like they had welded a new section of track in place on the corner…. worn out already after a year ? Or maybe laid too narrow for the corner because you could hear a lot of noise off the wheels as trams coming round the corner….

    Nice bank holiday overtime either way round I guess.

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