Midland Metro - Wolverhampton City Centre Metro Extension

Here we follow developments on the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton City Centre from Pipers Row to Wolverhampton Railway Station terminus. It is due now to be completed by Spring 2023.


The Wolverhampton City Centre Metro Extension has been under construction since around 2017. There has been a few delays, including waiting for the new Wolverhampton Railway Station building to be built (and the old one demolished). Hopefully trams will be leaving Bilston Street for Piper's Row, Victoria Square and Railway Drive from Spring 2023 or later. The existing line to Wolverhampton St George's will remain open to the single platform for shoppers.

 

Pipers Row

May 2017 -

Utility diversion works began back in 2017 on Piper's Row. This site outside of Wolverhampton Bus Station will become Piper's Row Tram Stop.

Wolverhampton Metro ExtensionWolverhampton Metro Extension on Piper's Row near Wolverhampton Bus Station (May 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

December 2019 -

A pair of double tracks on Piper's Row at the junction with Bilston Street, towards the new Piper's Row Tram Stop outside of Wolverhampton Bus Station.

Wolverhampton Metro ExtensionWolverhampton Metro Extension on Piper's Row near Wolverhampton Bus Station (December 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

December 2022 -

At Piper's Row Tram Stop, now with shelters, on both sides, plus overhead cables, but as yet no labels.

Wolverhampton Metro ExtensionWolverhampton Metro Extension on Piper's Row near Wolverhampton Bus Station (December 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Railway Drive

May 2017 - 

The bridge on Railway Drive towards Wolverhampton Station was barried up, tracks would be laid as far as here before the old Wolverhampton Railway Station building was demolished.

Wolverhampton Metro ExtensionWolverhampton Metro Extension on Railway Drive (May 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

March 2019 - 

A pair of double tracks were laid along Railway Drive past the Wolverhampton Interchange in early 2019. This section from Victoria Square to the bridge over Ring Road St David's.

Wolverhampton Metro ExtensionWolverhampton Metro Extension on Railway Drive (March 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

December 2019 -

Not much change on Railway Drive, as at this point, the new Wolverhampton Railway Station building had been built, but the old concrete one hadn't yet been demolished. Also i9 would be built opposite i10 at Wolverhampton Interchange.

Wolverhampton Metro ExtensionWolverhampton Metro Extension on Railway Drive towards Wolverhampton Railway Station (December 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

December 2022 -

In 2022 after the completion of the new Wolverhampton Station building, the Midland Metro Alliance laid tracks alongside the station on Railway Drive towards the new terminus.

Wolverhampton Metro ExtensionWolverhampton Metro Extension near Wolverhampton Station (December 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

More information

Wolverhampton City Centre Metro Extension

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