Centro have launched a mobile exhibition to give the public a chance to find out more about the forthcoming Birmingham city centre extension with the first outing having taken place this week. The idea is that the vehicle will make its way around the Centro area so that anyone can find out more information about not only this extension but also future plans to expand the network.
Cllr Roger Horton, Centro’s lead member for rail and Metro, said: “This is an exciting project and the exhibition is a great opportunity to find out more about the construction timetable and how the trams will help transform the way people move around the city. Once completed next year, the extension will deliver more than three million passengers a year directly into the heart of Birmingham’s shopping district which is great news for retailers and for the region’s economy as a whole.”
It is planned that following this week’s outing in Birmingham city centre the vehicle will make further appearances in the coming months although no further dates have yet to be announced.
Progress continues to be made in constructing the city centre extension between Snow Hill and New Street railway stations ahead of a planned opening in 2015. Meanwhile three of the CAF Urbos 3 trams have now been delivered to the Wednesbury Depot with a fourth now expected next week, it’s arrival having been delayed by poor weather conditions.