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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 03:56:38 PM »
Anbody any ideas if they are further forward with this plan, or is it going to die a death?
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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2017, 04:33:58 PM »
Anbody any ideas if they are further forward with this plan, or is it going to die a death?

It's definitely going ahead. Planning permission was granted back in 2009, and the business case was resubmitted in June this year in order to secure 'Devolution Deal' funding from the government. Vegetation was cleared back in January to allow for environmental and structural surveys.

More info: http://www.metroalliance.co.uk/wednesbury-brierley-hill/
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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2017, 06:13:14 PM »
Work and surveying teams still on site
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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2017, 06:40:52 PM »
It's definitely going ahead. Planning permission was granted back in 2009, and the business case was resubmitted in June this year in order to secure 'Devolution Deal' funding from the government. Vegetation was cleared back in January to allow for environmental and structural surveys.

More info: http://www.metroalliance.co.uk/wednesbury-brierley-hill/

It hasn't been completely cleared yet, there's still a lot of vegetation on the tracks around Dudley area. I do remember a lot of work being done though a few months ago, especially on the area next to the Zoo car park.

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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2017, 07:16:22 PM »
Colus rail engineers surveyors been up Dudley bus station today surveying the back end of the bus station. Private car park and hall st  King st junction
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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2017, 07:32:36 PM »
Colus rail engineers surveyors been up Dudley bus station today surveying the back end of the bus station. Private car park and hall st  King st junction

I noticed some surveyors on the 22nd on my way into the Bus Station outside the old Zoo entrance, guessing it's the same people as it's along the planned route into the Bus Station.

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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2017, 07:40:07 PM »
I noticed some surveyors on the 22nd on my way into the Bus Station outside the old Zoo entrance, guessing it's the same people as it's along the planned route into the Bus Station.
same lot as been down cinder bank section and holly hall bridge by x96 route
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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2017, 12:39:16 AM »
Same lot been surveying around merry hill level st today ( Thursday )
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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2017, 12:59:53 PM »
Workmen surveying level st and waterfront car parks today
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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 12:00:23 AM »
A little early, but interesting to see future journey times! https://citymapper.com/news/1869/the-trams-of-the-future-now-in-the-app

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Re: Wednesbury to Brierley Hill: work starts next year
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 12:10:51 PM »
This extension should of opened a long time ago but now we all have to wait until 2023 sadly a lot can happen in 6 years but I guess time will tell because Dudley needs this as the traffic around there is just going from bad to worse