Up to 30,000 Birmingham city centre commuters will find their route home has altered next year as bus stops are moved for work to begin on the new Metro extension.
Plans are underway to clear the busy Corporation Street of buses and bus stops to prepare for the construction of the New Street to Snow Hill tram route, beginning next summer.
And bus stops and routes in and out of the city centre are to undergo a £14 million reorganisation starting in January. Buses travelling on similar routes will be grouped into six interchanges to streamline services and reduce traffic congestion in the city centre.
The 30,000 people who commute by bus into the city centre every day are likely to find their regular bus stops moved.
The plans are part of a major package of £800 million investment in Birmingham’s transport network over the next few years to be highlighted today as Centro, the City Council and transport companies update business leaders on its Vision for Movement plans launched a year ago.
Other initiatives include the New Street Station redevelopment, Birmingham Airport runway expansion and a new Sprint rapid bus route between Five Ways and Walsall.
Centro chief executive Geoff Inskip said: “The last 12 months have seen us make considerable progress towards the Vision’s goal of creating a well-connected, efficient and walkable city.”