Eastside

Overview

The Birmingham Eastside extension will bring Metro services to Digbeth and serve the High Speed 2 station at Curzon Street.

The route will run from Bull Street and terminate at a new stop at High Street Deritend, with four new stops along the stretch. The extension is also part of the enhancements being made with the Digbeth High Street public realm which is set to make the area more attractive, accessible and support future commercial investment.

Artist impression of Digbeth High Street with the Eastside metro extension in service

Current works

Midland Metro Alliance are currently completing early works in the city centre and Digbeth which consists of utility works and diversions. Main construction has now started.

Lower Bull Street is currently closed to all through-traffic and alternative bus stops are in place. During this closure, businesses remain open and pedestrians continue to be able to travel through the area. This work is set to be complete by spring 2022.

The Digbeth public realm works started on 6 July with lane restrictions in place, enabling the central reservation and an existing traffic lane to be removed. Work will also begin to move the outbound side of the carriageway before switching to the inbound section in the autumn 2021. Two-way traffic in and out of the city will be maintained but it is advised to plan ahead when making journeys through the area.

Corporation Street Track Replacement

Maintenance works started on Corporation Street on 25 July and are expected to complete in October 2021. Due to this there will be no Metro services between Bull Street and Library tram stops throughout the works.

Replacement bus services will be provided between Bull Street and the Library of Birmingham.

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