Tram tracks are now being laid in Birmingham city centre on the extension from Grand Central (New Street station) to Centenary Square.
The first rails were ceremonially laid by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and Transport Minister Jesse Norman alongside the Town Hall in Victoria Square on February 7.
They are the first trams tracks to be installed in the city centre since 2015, for the extension from Snow Hill to Grand Central, which opened in May 2016.
The tracks form part of the first phase of the West Midlands Metro Westside extension, which is due to open to Centenary Square at the end of the year.
Read more in the March 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine – on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- PREVIEW: October issue of Steam Days magazine - 16th September 2021
- Violence against transport workers worse during pandemic – rail union warns - 16th September 2021
- Grant Shapps retains Transport Secretary position in PM cabinet change-up - 16th September 2021