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Old September 7th, 2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Birmingham Transport | Midland Metro | Eastside Extension Phase 1

Birmingham Transport | Midland Metro | Eastside Extension Phase 1
New Stops: Albert St (for Moor St), Curzon St
Expected: 2023
Cost: 130m (total with Phase 2)
Funding Source: HS2 Development Fund
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Old September 7th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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Another piece in the jigsaw.

Can`t come soon enough.

Pity it`s not going further.

That said, this is still most welcome.
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Old September 7th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #3
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Love that image with the roof
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Old September 8th, 2015, 01:33 AM   #4
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This is gonna take aaaaaaaages...
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Old September 8th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #5
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Great idea Harborne , baz
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A whole bunch of markings have gone down on Moor Street Queensway from Carrs Lane down to MBC, looks like it could be for utilities
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Old March 10th, 2016, 06:40 PM   #7
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There's roadworks on Meriden Street at the moment.
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You're right Elliot, Meriden Street is currently closed at Digbeth High Street, and previously it was closed under the Moor Street Train tracks. I didn't put two and two together to think it could be for the Metro, I'm not sure still but it would be great if they were moving the utilities for the Metro, a real early start!
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Old March 11th, 2016, 05:45 PM   #9
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Well they can't dig up High St Deritend yet due to the St Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday!
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You're right Elliot, Meriden Street is currently closed at Digbeth High Street, and previously it was closed under the Moor Street Train tracks. I didn't put two and two together to think it could be for the Metro, I'm not sure still but it would be great if they were moving the utilities for the Metro, a real early start!
Do they even have the T&W act for this route. Can you move utilities without this permission?
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Do they even have the T&W act for this route. Can you move utilities without this permission?
They don't have the T&W act permission yet no.

However, there is no legal reason why they can't move utilities within a public highway in preparation for the metro or otherwise. Whether there are questions around how they fund this prior to getting the route approved is a different question.
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Old March 12th, 2016, 11:43 AM   #12
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That would indicate that this work probably isn't linked then.
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A new document from Centro, which proposes: A new track alignment for New Canal Street, A new tram stop to serve Ty-phoo Wharf and eliminating Adderley Street terminus in favour of a terminus at the Custard Factory/Coach Station. Although the tracks will continue along Digbeth High St to help with further extensions.

http://centro.org.uk/media/610833/bi...nsultation.pdf
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A shame we won't get the park and ride at Adderley Street, but to have a stop closer to the coach station and confirmation that it'll carry on up Digbeth is great news
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yep a much better idea to have the metro stop nearer the coach station, plus greater benefits for people to and from the CBD too, and from this side of the city centre JQ, & West brom ,areas.
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All the existing bus routes that go to Coventry Rd, Stratford Rd and Warwick Rd will have to be diverted whenever this one starts!

Quite a few bus routes turn down Rea St past the Coach Station and Connaught Square to go up Bradford St.
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All the existing bus routes that go to Coventry Rd, Stratford Rd and Warwick Rd will have to be diverted whenever this one starts!

Quite a few bus routes turn down Rea St past the Coach Station and Connaught Square to go up Bradford St.
I think the road is wide enough for them not to be diverted.
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will the tram stop at the coach station be a 4 platform one ie 2 islands. and maybe the one that will be at the HS2 stop also.
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Just wondered if the Albert Street alignment means reverting back to its original road layout?

If so that’s some realignment and I would guess take out the Hotel La Tour customer car park as it crosses Moor Street and run in a diagonal direction to join up with Park Street as it did in 1898.

The extension can then continue diagonally to the side of Eastside Park before joining up with New Canal Street in front of the old Cuzan building.

I found an 1898 map of Birmingham with Albert Street in the bottom right section.
http://www.mapseeker.co.uk/images/mu.../1144_a2b4.jpg

How it is now
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.48....8909205,17.5z
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A new document from Centro, which proposes: A new track alignment for New Canal Street, A new tram stop to serve Ty-phoo Wharf and eliminating Adderley Street terminus in favour of a terminus at the Custard Factory/Coach Station. Although the tracks will continue along Digbeth High St to help with further extensions.

http://centro.org.uk/media/610833/bi...nsultation.pdf

Metrogogo, the link mentions public consultations in April, did they take place? Can't recall seeing advertised anywhere!
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