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Extension Overview

As part of the Wolverhampton Interchange, the tram extension will run from a junction with the existing Midland Metro tramway close to the current terminus at Wolverhampton St. George’s through to Wolverhampton Railway Station. Trams will stop at the city’s Bus Station on Pipers Row, before continuing to Wolverhampton Railway Station, allowing easy interchange with other modes of transport.

This tram extension is part of an overall investment in the city in excess of £150m. The projects, which make up the Wolverhampton Interchange, will jointly deliver 1,500 jobs and improve transport for the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country as a whole.

 

The headline benefits of this route are…

  • Significant improvements to interchange with two new stops at the Bus Station and the Railway Station encouraging shift from car to public transport;
  • A major regeneration initiative bringing much-needed investment as well as new jobs and benefits to the economy of the Black Country;
  • Better public transport opens up new opportunities for people seeking work both in Wolverhampton and the wider West Midlands area;
  • Improving connectivity to High-Speed Rail for Wolverhampton when HS2 is built.

Read the full article here on the on the Midland Metro Alliance website.