The previously announced Midland Metro closure between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s has been confirmed as starting from Sunday 11th June with the hope that it will be completed in time for Christmas.
As we reported last month it is planned the track between Priestfield and The Royal will be replaced during this six month closure along with the installation of improved drainage and a new road surface. In total 2.7km of track will be replaced during the closure (this section of line is 1.35km in length).
A replacement bus service – numbered 79E – will run between The Crescent and Wolverhampton Bus Station throughout the closure running up to every 5 minutes during peak times. The normal 79 bus service will also run.
Midland Metro will operate a revised service, details of which have yet to be announced.