Key announcements

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The Birmingham Westside extension will bring Metro services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, Broad Street, Five Ways and Hagley Road.

The project is being delivered in two phases:

Phase one runs from Grand Central, past Birmingham’s Town Hall to Centenary Square. There will be Metro stops serving Victoria Square and the Paradise and Arena Central developments at the redeveloped Centenary Square. Passenger services are due to begin on this section in late 2019.

Phase two is the further extension of the route from Centenary Square along Broad Street to Hagley Road in Edgbaston (just west of Five Ways). Stops will serve Brindleyplace, Five Ways and the terminus on Hagley Road. Passenger services are due to begin on this section in 2021.

A tram in service at the Library of Birmingham tram stop

Current works

Midland Metro Alliance is currently working on phases one and two of the extension.

From 2 September, additional sections of Broad Street will be closed to traffic. For further information visit the Network West Midlands website.

Paradise Circus and Five Ways underpass are both closed to all traffic while the work takes place, and vehicle access to Broad Street is significantly restricted. To help keep people moving during the works, a number of changes are also being made to other roads in the local area.

During construction, businesses and venues on Broad Street and the surrounding area remain open and ready to welcome you as usual.

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