As part of the recent West Midlands Combined Authority Devolution Deal announcement, the government has confirmed its commitment to funding the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Midland Metro Extension.
This route will be a key part of the tram network across the region and will play a significant role in the regeneration and economic growth for the West Midlands. Extensions are also planned in Wolverhampton City Centre and across Birmingham (including both Centenary Square and Eastside), delivering an integrated transport network for the future.
The Wednesbury to Brierley Hill extension will enhance public transport accessibility across the Black Country as a whole and will provide links to the existing national rail network and proposed HS2 network. It will provide reductions to journey times between the strategic centres of the region, particularly to Dudley town centre and Merry Hill.
The 11km line will run along part of the former South Staffordshire railway to Brierley Hill town centre from the Midland Metro Line at Wednesbury with stops at:
Golds Hill (provisional stop)
Dudley Port (for interchange with national rail services)
Birmingham New Road
Station Road (for Castle Hill attractions)
Dudley town centre (at Dudley bus station)
Flood Street (provisional stop)
New Road (provisional stop)
Canal Street (provisional stop)
Merry Hill Centre
For the latest information about the extension of the Midland Metro, visit www.metroalliance.co.uk/