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Old March 3rd, 2015, 09:50 PM   #121
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More on city centre extension:

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Hello Hello Hello, wot's been going on here then.

Back on topic with a selection of random photographs.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old March 4th, 2015, 09:10 PM   #122
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The second concrete pour to the inbound track at Stephenson St.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

I'm guessing that the 5mm / 1/4 " re bar under the rail lengths is to keep in check longitudinal forces, and the 20mm / 1" re bar placed underneath the outbound and inbound tracks is for keeping lateral forces in check.
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Thermite welding, grinding and drilling on the Corporation Curves.

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Old March 9th, 2015, 12:58 PM   #123
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Progress on city centre extension:

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The welds on the Corporation Curves have now been completed. This makes the inbound track from No 1 Snowhill to New St one continuous line.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

The area around Colmore Gate and the Wesleyan has been paved to a high standard with quality paving stones,

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Lets hope they use quality paving around the New St Eye.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Here are some more photos from the Stephenson St/Stephenson Place area:-

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

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Some more photos from Corporation St, Bull St and Snowhill, taken today:-

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

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Old March 9th, 2015, 01:01 PM   #124
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Also on track upgrade in Wolverhampton:

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Old March 9th, 2015, 01:09 PM   #125
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Just for fun - shots from Wolverhampton by ellbrown:

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Went to Wolverhampton yesterday.


Photos of the Wolverhampton Interchange Footbridge








I earlier used it when I left Wolverhampton Station to walk into the city centre.




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This was on the side near the car park for the railway station




Queen's Building






The other side - close to the bus station




Building site








Viewed from Wolverhampton Station

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Assume that they are touch screen.


Also got some photos of the 2011 bus station.







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Old March 12th, 2015, 06:07 PM   #126
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Here's a couple of photos showing, one the inbound platform edge along Corporation St, and the second one the outbound platform on Stephenson St.

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Old March 17th, 2015, 11:45 PM   #128
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Thanks everyone. A few odds and sods.

The ramp into the station as been split in half by barriers, this is probably to do with the glass screen that will be erected here.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Breaking up the old block paving outside Poundland.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

First sign of cladding to the Bull St planters.
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The storage compound on Albert St / Moor St Queensway is still full with sleepers, paving slabs etc etc. Shows theirs still along way to go.
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Meanwhile, outside Snowhill 1 rails are being installed on the Viaduct.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 07:37 PM   #129
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Old March 20th, 2015, 08:39 PM   #130
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Meanwhile, back on Snow Hill Viaduct, track engineers where installing grooved rails on what will be a grassed reservation. The first photo depicts an expansion joint built into the viaduct.

Birmingham Tramway Construction by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Birmingham Tramway Construction by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Barriers are beginning to be erected, marking that Phase 2 of city centre extension is now underway:

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Red and White barriers have been erected on Broad St.

Midland Metro Centenary Square Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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So what does it means? This new tram extension will have 2 new stops, which brings closer to Paradise Circus, Town Hall and Central Library. Tram will come here in 2017-18. Map from Centro website:

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From Birmingham Post:

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Midland Metro route through Digbeth chosen
19 March 2015, 05:45









Public picks tramline which will take in High Street Deritend and service Custard Factory and coach station

The route of a new Midland Metro tram extension through the heart of Digbeth has been chosen.

Transport chiefs have opted to run the trams along High Street Deritend, serving key locations such as the coach station and Custard Factory.

The decision by transport co-ordinator Centro and Birmingham City Council follows a public consultation last autumn in which 74 per cent of people voted for the High Street option rather than an alternative route along Fazeley Street

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Wolverhampton Railway Station wins £13.5m revamp funding
18 March 2015



A project to redevelop Wolverhampton railway station is to get £13.5m of government funding

David Cameron made the announcement during Prime Minister's Questions, in response to a query from local MP Paul Uppal.

The project, led by a consortium, received government backing last summer as part of an £18m investment in the city.

However, plans for the station have been delayed

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Victoria Square - preparatory works





Pinfold Street



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Snow Hill Viaduct update.

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This was the Bull St/Corporation St corner this morning:-

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Progress around Snow Hill station:

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A couple of photos from Snowhill today:-

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Photo round up, starting at The Royal tram stop. The rails are still exposed in the vicinity of the mine shaft, I'm not sure if this is to be the finished article or will be finished off at a later date.

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Checking the gauge measurements, tram gaugeing trials will also be carried out before a full resumption of passenger services to St Georges.

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Control cabinet for the powered points.

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr

Another control cabinet, this time It's for the trams signals, also, engineers are working on the switching controls for the powered points.

Midland Metro Rail Replacement by metrogogo, on Flickr
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Most of the work going on at the moment is concentrated around Snow Hill and Stephenson St, which also includes paving outside Waterstones.

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Photo update from Snowhill and also Bull St/Corporation St:-

Snowhill:


Midland Metro extension, Snowhill by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension, Snowhill by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Bull St/Corporation St corner:

Midland Metro extension, Bull St/Corporation St by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

Corporation St:

Midland Metro extension, Corporation St by bournvillebaggie, on Flickr

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