New Metro stops opened in Wolverhampton

West Midlands Metro customers can now enjoy better connection between two major cities with the launch of new Metro stops in Wolverhampton.

Opening yesterday, the extension connects the existing network to Wolverhampton’s main railway station and will also serve Pipers Row for the bus station.

Following thorough testing and driver familiarisation on the new line, its launch marks another milestone for the growing Metro system and another major boost for the thousands of people who rely on it every day for business or leisure. Sophie Allison, Interim Managing Director of West Midlands Metro, said:

“With two new stops and services up to every 10 minutes, this latest extension to our tram network is set to deliver a wealth of benefits for both new and existing customers.

“Visitors from outside the area by bus or train can simply hop on a tram for onward travel to some of the region’s top cultural and sports venues, while local communities will benefit from an even better-connected transport network. We can’t wait to welcome them aboard our trams.”

The driver training programme followed the handover of the new line to the operator by the Midland Metro Alliance, which is responsible for the design and construction of the tramway extensions, on behalf of Transport for West Midlands.

Following the launch, the team from Midland Metro Alliance will be completing systems integration activities and street scene improvements in the vicinity of the current terminus at Wolverhampton St. George’s which will then allow for two termini operation later this autumn. Sophie added:

“Whether customers are travelling into Wolverhampton for work, shopping, a night out, or just to visit friends, the completion of this latest phase of the network expansion will make getting there by tram more convenient than ever, especially if they are planning onward travel to elsewhere in the region or beyond.

For more information, you can see timetables and fare information online.


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