Further details announced for West Midlands Metro closures

As was reported a few weeks ago there will be changes to services on the West Midlands Metro from March. This will allow both the Dudley extension to be connected to the Birmingham-Wolverhampton line and Sandwell Council to undertake work on a bridge. The main closure will be from 23rd March to 9th April but there will also be evening closures for a further six weeks after this.

The initial closure is to allow the two West Midlands Metro lines to be joined up ahead of its planned opening in late 2024. This means that no trams are able to run between Wednesbury and Edgbaston Village. At the same time Sandwell Council are taking the opportunity to remove and replace Dudley Street bridge close to Dudley Street Guns Village tramstop.

The following changes will be in place:

Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th March

  • Trams will operate up to every 10 minutes between Wolverhampton Station and Wednesbury Parkway
  • No trams between Wednesbury Parkway and Edgbaston Village

Tuesday 26th March to Tuesday 9th April

  • Trams will operate up to every 10 minutes between Wolverhampton Station and Wednesbury Great Western Street
  • No trams between Wednesbury Great Western Street and Edgbaston Village

Whilst the above dates will see the completion of the Metro works, Sandwell Council will still be continuing to work safely completing their bridge works on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April
  • Sunday 14th to Thursday 18th April
  • Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th April
  • Sunday 28th April to Thursday 2nd May
  • Monday 6th to Thursday 9th May
  • Sunday 12th to Thursday 16th May

During these dates there will be:

  • No trams between Black Lake and Edgbaston Village after 2000
  • Trams will continue to operate every 15 minutes between Black Lake and Wolverhampton Station
  • Normal service continues on the whole open tramway before 2000 each day

There will also be no service between Black Lake and Edgbaston Village all day on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May.

Alternative travel arrangements are currently being finalised.

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