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Wolverhampton approval

Plans for an GBP18m extension of the the Midland Metro tram service in Wolverhampton have been given the go-ahead by the government paving the way for the next stage in a wider GBP120 million redevelopment of the city centre. The extension was given formal approval by Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, and follows a Transport and Works Act Order public inquiry last summer.

The route will take trams along Pipers Row, stopping outside the bus station before continuing on to the railway station which will also be redeveloped as part of the Wolverhampton Interchange Project. The extension is expected to improve passenger connections between bus, train and tram services but also support the ongoing redevelopment of land next to the railway station, creating up to 1,400 new jobs.

The work can begin after a six-week legal challenge period with completion scheduled for 2019.

22 June 2016


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