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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.

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. 2-way traffic in and out of the city will be maintained but it is advised to plan ahead when making journeys through the area.

Metro works will return to the area in mid August 2022, with activities to lay the first tram tracks expected by the end of the year. The public realm part of the scheme is due to be completed in late autumn.

Corporation Street Track Replacement

Maintenance works started on Corporation Street on 25 July and are now complete. Metro services between Bull Street and the Library have now resumed. Plan your journey on the West Midlands Metro website.


Page last updated: 23 February 2023

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