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Old February 23rd, 2012, 07:52 PM   #6241
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What works are happening on the M6?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 07:55 PM   #6242
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Hard shoulder running scheme from J8 to J5, more info on link below

http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/23385.aspx
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Old February 24th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #6243
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Today's transport update from the Birmingham Post :

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/n...name_page.html
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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #6244
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ConnectedCity have updated their website with more dates.. Also the first bus moves will start this Monday (27th Feb) and Carrs Lane will close.

Find out more about City Centre Interchange project and changes to bus stopping points by visiting the Network West Midlands Exhibition bus on the following dates:

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Birmingham Markets Saturday 25 February 09:00- 15:00

High Street Monday 5th march 10:00- 18:00

Birmingham Markets Saturday 10th March 09:30 - 15:00

Chamberlain Square Thursday 15th March 11:00 - 15:00

High Street Thursday 22 March 10:00 - 18:00

Birmingham Markets, Saturday 14th April 10:00 - 18:00

High Street Tuesday 17th April 10:00 - 18:00

Victoria Square Wedensday 25th April 11:00 - 15:00

Birmingham Markets, Saturday 28th April 09:30 - 15:00
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Old February 25th, 2012, 04:49 AM   #6245
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Today's transport update from the Birmingham Post :

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/n...name_page.html
yeh, nice one Tahir Ali.. It was your lot that scuppered the plans over the past 15 years and sent all the money up to Manchester... :gah:
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Old February 25th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #6246
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I agree with the concept of having car parks at the middleway near principal public transport routes such that you park up, buy a parking ticket which doubles as a day pass, then metro / bus / train into the city core. I personally don't think cars work in city centres cuz there's not enough space.

And I hardly think the walkway from Moor St to New St under the Bullring is comparable to the old inner ring-road subways. It's in a heavily populated part of town and is pretty spacious. If they could achieve something like the approach to the Mailbox under the a38, be great.

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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:34 AM   #6247
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Bus interchange update :

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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #6248
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Timeline for works on the City Centre Interchange.

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Works taking place in the city over the next few months will transform bus travel in the city, improve the streets and public space and on-street information, helping to make getting around the city easier.

Creating the six new interchanges for bus passengers

A programme of works over the next few months will see some bus services moving on a temporary basis before everything is in place by August this year.

There are four stages to the work:
- Carrs Lane Closure – already underway and the bus services which stopped here have temporarily moved to stops on Albert Street and Dale End.

- Moor St Queensway/Priory Queensway closure (20 days approx) – scheduled for May. One side will close for resurfacing and the buses will move to the central reservation on Moor St Queensway and the buses which used Priory Queensway will use alternative stops in the city.

- Moor St Queensway closure (20 days approx) – scheduled for remainder of May and into June. This work will see resurfacing of the other carriageway and the bus stops move back to their original and final stopping points on Moor St Queensway. On completion of this work Moor Street Queensway becomes two–way.

- Closure of the junction of Bull Street and Corporation Street – this is a 55 day closure from June to alter this junction. This is when the buses will move from Corporation Street. When the junction reopens, the traffic on Carrs Lane and Lower Bull Street reverses direction so that traffic comes off Moor
Street Queensway and up Carrs Lane, Lower Bull Street and turns right onto Corporation Street to join Old Square.

When this final phase is complete all of the city centre should have its new stop totems and shelters in place with the new information points at key locations and the six interchanges around the core of the city.
Also a Diagram here too http://www.retailbirmingham.co.uk/wp...ce-Changes.pdf
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Old February 29th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #6249
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do we have the designs of the interchanges??? im just curious... we know the proposed changes to the roads in the area, but what do we know about the interchanges themselves?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #6250
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do we have the designs of the interchanges??? im just curious... we know the proposed changes to the roads in the area, but what do we know about the interchanges themselves?
The interchanges won't be like a station, it'll just be a bundle of bus stops,on the connectedcity website you can find images of what the bus stops could look like
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Old March 1st, 2012, 12:04 AM   #6251
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There's a report on the Democracy website looking at harmonisation between operators linked to the smart card and the development of the interchanges.
Key stops will be in arrangement to allow for buses to wait for 10 mins with remaining stops as drop off / pick up on entry and exit to city.

Linked to the interchanges will be new shelters and new totems linked to the Interconnect Project together with improvements to real time information.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:15 PM   #6252
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Looks like the plans for either another track between Barnt Green and Redditch or for pull in lay-bys to allow trains past each other are going ahead

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From December 2013, London Midland is to receive 10 Class 350/3 EMUs, three of which will be deployed to increase capacity on the CrossCity line in Birmingham where the service frequency to Redditch is to be increased from two to three trains/h from December 2014.
http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/new...v/2012/02.html
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 04:50 PM   #6253
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Centro update on the New Street Station-Moor Street Station link :

http://www.centro.org.uk/newsroom/Pr...ease25944.aspx
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Old March 6th, 2012, 02:45 AM   #6254
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Are we all aware that Network West Midlands now has an app for iPhones and android?

It's basic at what it does (at the moment) but it does it well.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #6255
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Cheers downloaded that. About bloody time they had an app!
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Old March 6th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #6256
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I just happened to google it knowing they were developing one.

They just forgot to tell anyone.

criticism so far is that it needs a travel planner, one which they acknowledge.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #6257
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Its a pretty epic app if you ask me, used to used this site netwm.mobi to find out timetables and real-times.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #6258
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I never quite understand why NWM don't produce an integrated transport map showing all regular bus/metro/train routes in tube styley format. Surely it'd be an extremely useful overview, especially for tourists?
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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #6259
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I think its in works with the new interchanges opening??
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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #6260
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Not sure if we knew this?

App for pedestrian link between New St and Moor St later on in the year, by Glenn Howells

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New pedestrian link planned between New Street and Moor Street rail stations
by Jessica Winch Mar 7 2012

ONE OF Birmingham’s leading architects has been appointed to design a new link between New Street and Moor Street railway stations and the future high speed rail hub.

Digbeth-based Glenn Howells Architects has been appointed by Centro, the region’s transport authority, to create a new pedestrian link between the stations as part of a huge investment in Birmingham’s transport infrastructure.

The appointment of Glenn Howells follows the Government’s go-ahead last month for the £17 billion HS2 route between London and Birmingham.

Coun Angus Adams, chairman of Centro, said: “Our objective is to improve the quality of the city environment for pedestrians and make changing between different types of public transport safe and attractive.

“This specific programme of work is just part of the first phase of our strategic vision for making it easier, quicker and more pleasant to move around the city centre.”

The detailed design phase will look at improving the St Martin’s Queensway Tunnel which runs under the Bullring shopping mall and forms a major part of the route between the New Street and Moor Street stations.

A planning application for the scheme should be submitted later this year.

Transportation consultant Peter Brett Associates and civil and structural engineers Techniker are also part of Centro’s design team for the project.

The project is part of Birmingham City Council’s “One Station” vision which involves creating better accessibility and connectivity between the stations.

It also connects with the £600 million Gateway redevelopment at New Street station and future phases will include a direct link into the high speed rail hub
Read More http://www.birminghammail.net/news/t...#ixzz1oSnhUNae
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