Expansion

Welcome to the future…

Our tram network lies at the heart of the region’s exciting public transport integration plans and we’re about to get a whole lot bigger and better.

We’ve developed this special portal to help keep you right up-to-date on where our expansion plans are taking us.

Over the coming years, our network will triple in size, as a massive £1.3 billion investment programme being spearheaded by the West Midlands Combined Authority and Transport for West Midlands is completed. This will allow more and more people to connect with the region’s work, leisure and education opportunities.

Metro will serve over 80 tram stops, more than 20 transport interchanges and link Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley, Brierley Hill, Digbeth, North Solihull, Birmingham Airport, the NEC and HS2.

It’s an ambitious project which will inevitably introduce new challenges. But it’s also exciting and game-changing.

We’ll be working closely with our partners at Midland Metro Alliance – they’re the people who are turning the plans into reality – to ensure that as they build the new-look Metro, the needs of our customers remain right at the heart of everything we’re doing.

Expansion Map

Plan your Journey

We will be adding…

  • Up to 50 extra trams

  • New control, communications and passenger information systems

  • An upgraded depot, control room and maintenance facilities

Creating a Metro for the Future

Planned Extensions

Making Our Metro Service Even Better

The West Midlands Metro expansion programme is set to transform the region – delivering a truly integrated transport system for the future. Working on behalf of Transport for West Midlands and the West Midlands Combined Authority, our partners in the Midland Metro Alliance are working to extend our current network by approximately 34km – helping to boost social and economic regeneration across the region.

In brief, this ambitious programme includes:

Wolverhampton City Centre

As part of the wider Wolverhampton Interchange project, this extension will leave the existing line just before the current terminus at St. George’s and serve the city’s bus station on Pipers Row before continuing to the railway station.

In total, the Interchange project is expected to create over 1,500 jobs and improve transport links for Wolverhampton and the Black Country as a whole.

Work is ongoing to achieve the programme.

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill

This 11km extension will branch off the current Metro line east of the Wednesbury depot to serve Brierley Hill via Dudley. Some 7km of the route will be along a disused railway corridor and it will create an important link from this part of the Black Country to HS2, supporting economic growth

Birmingham Eastside

Plans to further extend the tram network to the east of Birmingham are well advanced. If approved, the route will separate from the existing line at Bull Street in order to serve Digbeth and the planned HS2 station at Curzon Street.

The aim is for passenger service to commence in 2024, ahead of the opening of the HS2 station in 2026.

East Birmingham to Solihull

An additional extension will see the Birmingham Eastside route taken further eastwards, serving Solihull and terminating at the core HS2 interchange. When open for passenger service in 2026 it will allow access by tram to the airport, National Exhibition Centre and Genting Arena.

By following the further links below you’ll be able to find much more detailed information about the expansion project on the Midland Metro Alliance website.

Birmingham Eastside

Birmingham Westside

East Birmingham to Solihull

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill

Wolverhampton City Centre

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