West Midlands Metro Extension to Start Service in Wolverhampton

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has announced that passenger tram services on the new West Midlands Metro extension in Wolverhampton will commence on Sunday 17 September.

This 50 million GBP extension project has added two new tram stops at Pipers Row and Wolverhampton Railway Station to improve intermodal transport connections in the city.

New West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton Railway Station opens on Sunday
New West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton Railway Station opens on Sunday

The development has been led by TfWM, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), alongside construction and design partner Midland Metro Alliance, operator Midland Metro and the City of Wolverhampton Council.

Laura Shoaf, chief executive of the WMCA, said:

“It has been a complex construction process, working in a busy city centre, and we know it has been a frustrating time for local people and businesses. But it is fantastic now to see the extension ready to open and welcome passengers on board.

“As a result, Wolverhampton is now a better-connected city with the transport interchange it deserves, supporting local businesses while opening up new job and leisure opportunities for residents. It also makes it easier than ever to choose public transport – helping us to reduce congestion and tackle the climate emergency.”

In addition to its work in Wolverhampton, TfWM is also working on further extensions into Sandwell and Dudley and the Eastside of Birmingham city centre.

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