Birmingham [UK] city centre tram project moves forward

City centre tram project moves forward

Centro Press release

Work to extend the Metro tram system through the streets of Birmingham city centre took a major step forward today after the Government made more than Ai??A?75 million available for the exciting scheme.

The joint project by Centro, the regionA?ai??i??ai???s transport authority, the Black Country and Birmingham City councils, is expected to boost the West Midlands economy by Ai??A?50 million a year and create up to 1,300 sustainable new jobs.

It will provide a fast link between BirminghamA?ai??i??ai???s two major rail stations and deliver more than 3.5 million passengers a year right into the heart of the cityA?ai??i??ai???s shopping district.

It will also give a fast link from New Street Station to the emerging business district at Snow Hill and the unique and historic Jewellery Quarter and serve as a platform for a futureAi??Ai??rapid transit network that can connect and feed into the cityA?ai??i??ai???s forthcoming High Speed Rail terminus.

Meanwhile, the fleet of new, bigger trams will bring major benefits to Metro in the Black Country by increasing passenger capacity and frequency of service to every six minutes throughout the day.

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