The Anonymous Widower

How Long Will We Wait For A Tram At Birmingham New Street Station?

The Midland Metro extension to Birmingham City Centre and New Street station was supposed to be completed by March 2015.

It is still not connected at Birmingham Snow Hill station to allow access across the city to Birmingham New Street station.

It had been previously announced that trams would reach New Street station, this year, so I was surprised to red this article on Global Rail News entitled Birmingham New Street tram extension delayed until 2016. The article says this.

Trams won’t reach Birmingham New Street until the New Year after Centro announced that work would be scaled back to support traders ahead of the Christmas period.

It’s probably the most valid reason, I’ve heard for a delay, but it does strike me that if the trams had reached New Street in March, they would have brought more visitors to Birmingham City Centre for Christmas.

If I was the Mayor of Birmingham, I’d be kicking a few backsides.

November 10, 2015 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,

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