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Old June 10th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #121
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New tram route is going down Steelhouse Lane. Stay on the tram to New Street, get on a bus from there to Five Ways.
Snow Hill Queensway, Colmore Circus Queensway, Bull Street, Corporation Street, Stephenson Place and Stephenson Street.

Can't go onto Steelhouse Lane.

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It will go around Colmore Circus Queensway here

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Old June 12th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #122
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http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...extension-job/

Deadline of 11th July for firms to submit pre-qualification questionaires for the metro city centre extension works, tram stops and resurfacing etc
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Old June 12th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #123
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The ConnectedCity website states that a new tram stop at St Chads is under construction? Are they referring to the new entrance to snow hill or have i missed something???!!
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Old June 12th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #124
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www.connectedcity.org was updated a couple of weeks ago. Its worth taking a look at, some new pictures on there also

Here is what they are planning on doing with road changes for when the tram comes in place, still nothing on new bus routes though.
http://www.connectedcity.org.uk/file...changes_01.pdf
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Old June 13th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #125
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The ConnectedCity website states that a new tram stop at St Chads is under construction? Are they referring to the new entrance to snow hill or have i missed something???!!
The new stop is literally on the new bridge over the a38. I did post some images ages ago but im on my phone so can't find them at the moment. With work on the viaduct and linking to metro extension then the connected city site is correct.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 12:40 AM   #126
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Just found this on a search for Snowhill

the construction index - Snowhill Metro extension

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The currently envisaged key areas of design and construction activity that may be included in the contract can be summarised as: — Site preparation, — Highway works, — Environmental / landscaping and architectural, — Trackwork, — Stops, — Traction power, — System equipment, — Road junction signalling, — Remedial and alterations works to existing masonry structures, — Utility diversions. More particular descriptions of these key areas of work can be found below: — New track and associated infrastructure including but not limited to overhead line equipment (OHLE) / traction power, through the city centre and which ties into existing track south of the Line 1 St Paul’s stop, — Structural and remedial works to existing brick arch viaduct at Snow Hill, — New "Snow Hill" tram stop and associated equipment and public realm to be constructed on recently built Metro bridge at Great Charles Street and removal of existing tram stop infrastructure. Construction of new lift tower to Snow Hill tram stop, — Planning, design and construction of a new pedestrian link through viaduct arches to connect to Snow Hill Heavy Rail second access, — Snow Hill tram stop and second access link access routes at street level, — New signalised junctions along the route, — New tram stops and associated infrastructure including but not limited to shelters, CCTV, Ticket Vending Machines (provisional), smartcard readers (provisional), help points (provisional) and real time information systems equipment, — Removal and replacement of street trees as necessary for the construction of the route and to comply with agreements and environmental obligations, — Provision of OHLE support system including but not limited to building attachments, support poles and foundations, — Works to buildings and basements as necessary to enable the tramway construction and safeguard building structures, — New urban realm finishes to streets along the routes, — Safety screens as may be deemed necessary at Snow Hill Car Park and Pallasades Ramp, — New / revised pedestrian highway crossing facilities, — Revised traffic management arrangements at streets along the route to enable the introduction and operation of the tramway in accordance with the transport and works act order.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 12:43 AM   #127
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Also this one about the bids for the contract

Birmingham Metro extension out to tender

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Bidding is now open to bring trams back to Birmingham city centre.



Centro, the West Midlands passenger transport executive, has published a contract notice for the £129m extension of the Midland Metro into the centre of Birmingham.

The extension from Snow Hill Station to a rebuilt New Street Station remains on course for completion by 2015, having been spared in the government’s comprehensive spending review and given £75m funding by the Department for Transport.

The Birmingham city centre extension works will provide an extension to the existing Midland Metro line 1 from its current terminus at Snow Hill Station through to Stephenson Street to provide interchange with new street station and gateway project.

Work will include new track and associated infrastructure connecting into the existing line 1 system, construction of four new tram stops, road resurfacing works, and structural and drainage improvements to the existing brick arched Network Rail Snow Hill viaduct.

Construction is expected to take 30 months to complete.

The joint project by Centro, the Black Country and Birmingham City councils, is expected to boost the West Midlands economy by £50m a year and create up to 1,300 jobs.

Midland Metro line 1 opened in 1999 and now carries more than 5.2 million passengers a year between Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 02:44 AM   #128
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This may sound like the most retarded question ever, but how exactly do trams work together with cars and buses on the roads? Do they just sit behind them in traffic jams or have a right of way?

I've never been on a tram or even the metro, but was nearly run over by one in manchester.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 08:29 AM   #129
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they sit behind them in traffic but usually cars have restricted access to tam running areas or are on single lanes. on a duel carriage way they usually have there own lane. some roads are also widened or modified to give the tram its own lanes.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #130
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the ones in wolverhampton somewhere(never know my way around there) have traffic signals that control both the trams and traffic.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 11:25 PM   #131
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The new stop is literally on the new bridge over the a38. I did post some images ages ago but im on my phone so can't find them at the moment. With work on the viaduct and linking to metro extension then the connected city site is correct.
Can't find the post but here are the planning images showing the site of the new tram stop.





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Old June 20th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #132
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How many years will it take them to build that!?! lol
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Old June 20th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #133
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Corporation street will be very clogged.
Although it does offer a new way to commit suicide.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #134
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How will Corporation Street be very clogged ????? There will be No Buses and No Cars. I think you will find it will be nice and quiet for once and more pedestrian friendly.
But if you do fancy commiting suicide, then yes you have the choice of a tram to do the job for you.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 02:54 AM   #135
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How will Corporation Street be very clogged ????? There will be No Buses and No Cars. I think you will find it will be nice and quiet for once and more pedestrian friendly.
But if you do fancy commiting suicide, then yes you have the choice of a tram to do the job for you.
Wellby the looks of things you're not going to be able to climb up the glass 'walls' to do it.. they must be at least 10 feet high. Looks really smart and I can see why they went to all the hassle to erect an all new bridge.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 02:23 PM   #136
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Although it does offer a new way to commit suicide.
We shall christen this method 'The Alan Bradley'.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 08:28 PM   #137
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i assume that as tenders are out, that we will soon see planning appplications for all the stations?!?!?!
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 12:33 AM   #138
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Don't think you require planning permission for tram stops , should all be covered by the Highways Act and the Transport and Works Act. Could be wrong but works within the highway don't usually need PP.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 06:56 AM   #139
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The stops will require planning apps be approved.

Significant impact to the local area in each circumstance.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 08:26 AM   #140
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Even the city centre ones?
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