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Old January 7th, 2016, 08:43 AM   #261
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Latest photo update.

Red and White Barriers being erected along side the Guildhall.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

The temporary tarmac paving is being torn up at the outbound tram stop.

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Birmigham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

More barriers going up at the junction of Corporation and New Street.

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Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Again more barriers going up, this time at the inbound tram stop on Corporation St.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Man hole covers waiting to go in position, plus paving work continues.

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Looking out rather forlornly, the Midland Metro publicity van awaits It's next call of duty, above the arches, work on the Snow Hill tram stop seems to have been put on the back-burner, along with work to knock through the arches to Snow Hill Station, the good news is that the Dear on Snowhill3 have been granted permanent grazing rights.

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Old January 9th, 2016, 08:40 PM   #262
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Work is under way to lift the temporary surface at the inbound tram stop at New St Station, It will be interesting to see what tram stop furniture will be provided at this location, if any at all.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

The exposed concrete foundation for the tram stop shelter.

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Paving the platform edge and face on the Corporation Street inbound platform.

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The Red and White barriers have been moved nearer to the camera, allowing paving work to continue this end of the tram stop.

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Old January 14th, 2016, 06:03 PM   #263
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Photo update, starting with a very busy Stephenson Street, the outbound tram stop shelter is now being installed.

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Old January 17th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #264
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Grand Central Tram Stop next to Grand Central Kitchen




Corporation Street Tram Stop near the Army shop.




I think the opposite platform will be a bit further down - closer to easy Gym. (from what I saw)
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Old January 20th, 2016, 12:31 AM   #265
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Looking forward to riding on the tram from New Street - it won't be long now.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 08:55 AM   #266
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Map of future extensions, by metrogogo:


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Old January 28th, 2016, 01:07 PM   #267
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Red and White barriers have been repositioned from around the tram stop to the pavement along side, this facilitates the installation of the new pavement, pedestrians will now walk along the completed platform.

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Old January 28th, 2016, 01:10 PM   #268
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From Express and Star:

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Midland Metro extension to bring year-long chaos to Wolverhampton roads
January 28, 2016



Council bosses have warned drivers to expect a year of disruption on city centre roads when work begins to extend the Metro

The £15 million new line will run along Piper’s Row and Railway Drive linking the existing Wolverhampton St George's stop with the railway station.

Road closures will be put in place at times during preparatory works which bosses revealed will start in May and last for almost a year

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Old January 31st, 2016, 11:31 AM   #269
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Paving work around the Corporation St tram stop.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Ongoing remedial work to the crossover at the Eastern end of Stephenson Street.

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Preparations are under way for the Block paving at the Stephenson Street outbound tram stop.

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Almost ready for the asphalt pour, the kerb stones have been laid further in to the pavement, reducing the width on this side of the street.

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Old February 2nd, 2016, 06:18 PM   #270
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Workers from Broxap the tram stop shelters manufacturers are back on site today at the Snow Hill outbound platform.

https://www.broxap.com/case-studies/...am-tram-stops/

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The platform edge on the Corporation Street inbound tram stop is now almost completed.

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Pavement works at the Junction of New Street and Corporation Street.

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New Street station tram stop

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Corporation Street tram stop

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Unitity relocation began on site of Phase 2 of Midland Metro city centre extension:

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It's been over a year since the public enquiry into the extension to Centenary Square closed, I'm led to believe the inspector Mr J Watson BSc, hasn't yet made a decision, one way or the other, if the enquiry goes against the extension, then Centro will revert to the original Transport and Works Act, although, this will be more expensive has it requires the building of a bridge over the Queensway.

In other news, the process of choosing a consortium who will build further extensions is still on going, It's hoped a decision will be announced later in the Summer regarding the winning consortium.

Photo update, starting with an old gas main in Victoria Square.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Phase 2 by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Some good photos. Looking forward to using the extension(s)
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Old February 11th, 2016, 08:01 PM   #274
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Photo update, starting with paving works on Colmore Queensway.

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A few photos of the ongoing utility diversions, the first photo shows the re-installation of the ornamental street lighting in Victoria Square It's roughly in the middle of where the tram tracks will be laid, so, it will have to be dismantled and re-sited again at a later date.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Phase 2 by metrogogo, on Flickr

New gas main waiting to be installed, in the recently dug out trench.

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From Railway Gazette:

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Midland Metro trams to be converted for catenary-free operation
12 Feb 2016



UK: The 21 CAF Urbos 3 trams used on the Midland Metro light rail line are to be retrofitted with batteries to enable catenary-free operation, West Midlands transport agency Centro announced on February 12, and four more trams have been ordered which will be supplied with batteries already fitted.

This will allow catenary-free running on four planned extensions:
  • Birmingham New Street station –Centenary Square extension scheduled to open in 2019, running through the architecturally sensitive Victoria Square with the 182-year-old Town Hall;
  • Edgbaston extension from Centenary Square, through Brindleyplace and the underpass at Five Ways;
  • Eastside extension between Moor Street Queensway and Digbeth High Street, where battery operation would avoid the need to lower the existing road under the West Coast Main Line and reduce the headroom required under the proposed HS2 station at Curzon Street;
  • Wolverhampton city centre extension between the bus and railway station tram stops.
Centro estimates the saving from catenary-free operation on the four sections at £650 000, with longer-term savings from avoiding the need to prepare roads or buildings for overhead lines. The proposed Wednesbury – Brierley Hill extension is also being evaluated to identify catenary-free sections

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The Snow Hill tram stop lift and stair tower will not be built in this works phase, It's hoped the tram stop will be completed in time for the opening to New St Station, passengers will have only one route option and thats the path alongside Snowhill 1&2 unfortunately, the Winter Garden/Atrium short cut between Snowhill 12&2 has been closed down until further notice. Centro seriously need to consider a temporary ramp and stairs up to platform Three from the outbound tram platform.

Workers have this week-end worked Saturday and Sunday on some sections of the extension, I think we will see a concerted effort now from all involved to see the work finished. I'm going to stick my neck out and guess for an opening date of March 25th, Good Friday.

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Winter Garden/Atrium this leads to St Chads and local hotels etc etc.

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Workers have lifted newly laid paving out side the Square Peg P/H! havn't a clue what's going on.

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Sand for the paving around the outbound tram stop on Corporation St.

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Sunday work around the inbound tram stop.

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Work on paving the Ellipse on this section will soon be finished the next section will be by HSBC bank.

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Looks like they are constructing crash barriers in case a tram derails on the Stephenson St curves.

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A lot of work as been going on at the Ends of the crossovers on Stephenson St, Could be something to do with drainage issues.

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Part of the paving works include the Navigation St side to the Coffee Lounge.

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Sunday working, the crossover will see the last section of contact wire to be installed on the OLE.

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Paving works to the West side of Pinfold St.

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Is the a nice map available that shows the network in say 5 years time...?
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More on city centre extension - opening of remaining sections are moved to spring:

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Scaffolding has been erected on the facing wall where the lift tower will be located, and a number of brick layers have been removed, although, as of yet I've no idea for the reason behind it.

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Viewed from the viaduct the removed bricks opens up the vista.

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Glazing to the wind breaker/modesty screens is under way on the Snow Hill tram stop.

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An unusual view of the top of a traction pole, I'm wondering why they've left them open to the the elements, although, they've been galvanized It's what will happen to the base over time, all the poles on the rest of the system have been capped with finials.

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Photo update of utility divergence works starting with the deep excavations in Victoria Square.

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