Plans for Midland Metro extension through Dudley unveiled

In the same week that Centro announced their “memorandum of understanding” with
Birmingham City Council it has also been reported that they are once again planning an extension through Dudley. This extension would be part of a line between Wednesbury and Dudley Port and is included a new blueprint for the Castle Hill area.

The whole project is estimated to cost just £289 million and would feature 15 stops including one at a new supermarket at the Minories and at a new entrance for the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Zoo.

Speaking in the Wolverhampton Express and Star Cllr Angus Adams, Centro Chairman and coincidentally a Dudley Councillor, said: “We have included the Metro in the plans because we intend this to be a vital part of the regeneration of the town and the region. At
the moment just one Metro line is not enough – we need a network to meet demand. We just need to wait and see if funding will become available but the reaction to the Birmingham line extension has been good and shows progress is being made.”

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