A consultation into £30 million plans to extend the Midland Metro tram system in a single track loop around Wolverhampton has been launched.
The proposals would link the Metro stop at Wolverhampton St Georges to the city’s new transport interchange, connecting bus, train and tram.
Transport authority Centro, which is developing the route in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council, is holding a series of exhibitions this month, and seeks public opinion on the proposals.
Peter Adams, Centro’s project director for Metro, said: “The extension to the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton is all about making moving around the city centre an easier and more attractive experience for people, and improving connection between bus, train and tram. Therefore, it is vital that we understand and represent the needs and views of residents, visitors, commuters and shoppers.”
The Wolverhampton Loop involves trams travelling clockwise on a single track around the city centre, from the terminus at St Georges and along Market Street, Princess Street, Lichfield Street and Pipers Row, and linking to the railway station. It includes new, longer trams which would run around the loop and on the line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Visit www.centro.org.uk/metro