Its nearly over! The final stages of work in Birmingham City Centre which will allow a full service to resume between Bull Street and Library has now been reached with the further closures between the stops at St Chads and Bull Street announced last week seeing work take place on the installation/reinstallation of the overhead. In addition to the overhead work further progress has been made on the final tarmacking of the surface. This latest pictorial update takes a look at both of those work strands with photos coming from the past weekend.
As a brief reminder, the current line through Birmingham City Centre and Library was closed from 24th July to allow for a junction to be installed for the future Birmingham Eastside extension while the chance was also taken to relay the tracks along the section of Bull Street to the city side of the tramstop and also along Corporation Street round to the Grand Central stop. The past near three months has seen this work take place with the project moving on to the tarmacking phase in the last few weeks. Over the last weekend some work has now started on the overhead with new cable put up from Corporation Street and over the new junction to Bull Street as well as connecting with the existing wire at the Bull Street stop.
Although a date for the reopening of the line has yet to be announced judging by these photos it shouldn’t be too long.