Birmingham City Council

Travelling by Metro in Birmingham



Victoria Square stands at the junction of three streets; New Street, Paradise Street and Colmore Row. After the Council House was built in the 1870s it was known as Council House Square. It became Victoria Square after the arrival of the statue of Queen Victoria in 1901.

Between August 1992 and June 1993, Victoria Square was completely redesigned at a cost of £0.2 million. Only the statue of Queen Victoria remains in its original location. The square was re-opened by Diana, the Princess of Wales on 6 May 1993.

The square is also the site of Birmingham's Town Hall, and several public works of art, including the Iron Man and the 'Floozie in the Jacuzzi'.

Maps: City of Birmingham

The Midland Metro is the tram line linking Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton, via West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Bilston.

For details, call the Centro Hotline 0121 200 2787, visit the Network West Midlands Website or contact:

Travel Midland Metro
METRO CENTRE
Potters Lane
Wednesbury
WS10 0AR

Tel: (0121) 502 2006
Fax: (0121) 556 6299

The Proposed Development

The Metro is looking to expand where the new Birmingham City Centre line extension will leave the current Metro alignment after St Pauls Stop, continue past Snow Hill station along Upper Bull Street, Corporation Street and Stephenson Street, past the Town Hall and onto Broad Street before terminating at Hagley Road, just after the Edgbaston Shopping Centre.