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Ken Bromage

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Reports this week of a new tram arriving.Presumably for the increase due to the imminent opening of the Broad St extension
 
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duncanp

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Reports this week of a new tram arriving.Presumably for the increase due to the imminent opening of the Broad St extension

Could well be.

The opening of the extension isn't all that imminent though.

Whilst most of the track has been laid up Broad Street, they are still building the stop at the terminus on Hagley Road.

The latest I heard is that the extension will open towards the end of this year.

It will be interesting to see what the stop at the terminus is called.

If they call it Edgbaston, then it could lead some people to think that the cricket ground is nearby, when in reality it is miles away.

Also regarding the Metro, I have heard that there is going to be some disruption in the city centre this summer whilst they put in a junction near to the Bull Street stop for the Eastside extension to Digbeth.
 

DannyMich2018

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I went shopping on Friday to Birmingham and had a look at the progress of extension (really tall new building going up well nearby, must be 40+ floors!) Yes the track work looks all done but it's other works still in progress such as tram stops, pavement works etc so end of year is likely. I assume it's battery operation the whole of the new section to the new terminus from New St stop?
 

Ken Bromage

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I went shopping on Friday to Birmingham and had a look at the progress of extension (really tall new building going up well nearby, must be 40+ floors!) Yes the track work looks all done but it's other works still in progress such as tram stops, pavement works etc so end of year is likely. I assume it's battery operation the whole of the new section to the new terminus from New St stop?
It has been said that the overhead will be done with all the finishing work
 

Bald Rick

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Perhaps for the Wolves extension? I’ve lost track of when that’s due to open.
 

P Binnersley

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Midland Metro have ordered "21 new Urbos trams for rapidly expanding network" from CAF (with an option for 29 more).
The approved extensions are
- Library (Centenary Square) to Edgbaston Village (Hagley Road).
- Wolverhampton City Centre (to railway station)
- Birmingham East side extension to HS2 station/Digbeth.
- Wednesbury to Brierley Hill/Merry Hill via Dudley

There is also a proposal for an extension from Digbeth to the HS2 Interchange station via NEC/Airport.
 

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