Work set to start in Wolverhampton

The much anticipated short Wolverhampton City Centre Midland Metro extension is getting closer with works set to start shortly. The first tracks for the extension are due to be installed once a survey is undertaken with traffic management to be put in place from Bilston Street to Market Street for the duration of the work – it is expected that the work will take five months to complete.

The first work will necessitate the removal of the current track and its replacement, presumably with a junction installed at this juncture for the new line to diverge from the current route to Wolverhampton St George’s. The decision has been taken to undertake this work at the same day as the closure on Bilston Road to try and minimise the obvious disruption.

Traffic management – which will include some lane closures – will be introduced from Saturday 15th July from Bilston Street to Market Street.

Alejandro Moreno, Midland Metro Alliance Director, said: “We recognise that no-one welcomes disruption, but these works represent an exciting forthcoming extension to the tramway in the region. The Midland Metro Alliance will continue to work with stakeholders and keep them informed on how the works are progressing throughout the duration of the project.”

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One Response to Work set to start in Wolverhampton

  1. Nigel Pennick says:

    If the extension is to be wireless, then it will be interesting to see the point at which the trams must lower their pantographs before entering the new line and running n batteries.