Confusion Causing Snow Hill Metro Stop Renamed

West Midlands transport chiefs have rebrand the former Snow Hill Midland Metro stop as it was confusing passengers wishing to access the main railway line.

Transport for West Midlands said having the same name was causing confusion for people who incorrectly thought they could access the train station directly once alighting the tram there.

Before the lines extension towards New Street station opened in May, the stop was the terminus of the Wolverhampton to Birmingham line. However, after closing for a period to allow works to complete, it was moved outside the station boundaries with no direct access to Snow Hill Rail Station. A spokesman for Transport for West Midlands said: 

“As part of planned improvements at Snow Hill rail and Midland Metro interchange, it was proposed to rename the metro stop from Snow Hill to St Chad’s.

“The name Snow Hill was misleading some passengers who anticipate they can access the railway station from the metro stop. This has led to a number of complaints.

“As part of the changes, Bull Street stop, which provides level access to Snow Hill and has an aesthetically attractive walking route, will be the primary metro stop promoted as the interchange for Snow Hill rail station.

The renamed St Chad’s will remain an alternative interchange and will be signed accordingly, with lifts and stairs connecting it to Snow Hill stations second entrance in Livery Street due to open later this year.

The former Metro line and platform in Snow Hill station is to be utilised for heavy rail use as part of the Midland Rail Hub scheme.

 

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