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Wednesbury Tram works

Ends: 16 May 2024

Last updated: 14 May 2024

What’s happening?

Following the successful completion of the work to connect the existing line with the new extension to Dudley, Sandwell Council have entered the final phase of their works to reconstruct Dudley Street bridge.

There will be a short period changes to the tram service for Metro passengers, with Metro services affected from Saturday 23rd March for approximately 8 weeks until mid-May.

The following service changes are as follows:

After 8pm

  • Monday 13 May until Thursday 16 May

Daytime metro services will operate to their usual timetable, there will be no evening services after 8pm between Black Lake and Edgbaston Village.

Services between Wolverhampton and Black Lake are unaffected and will operate every 15 minutes.

During the above closure, Metro tickets and passes will be valid on the following National Express (NX) bus services and West Midlands Rail services.

  • Service 79 between Wednesbury bus station and West Bromwich
  • Service 74 between West Bromwich and Birmingham City Centre
  • All services between Colmore Row and Edgbaston

  • Metro season tickets will also be accepted on West Midlands Railway train services between Wolverhampton and Birmingham (including any station served along this route, between these stops) and The Hawthorns, Jewellery Quarter, Snow Hill and Five Ways.

*Service timetables have been enhanced to provide more frequent service and extended hours of operation.

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Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Your Metro ticket is accepted. on many alternative bus routes and rail services between Wolverhampton and Birmingham
Plan Ahead. Consider your alternative options using the TfWM Journey Planner and the MyMetro App
For shorter journeys:. Walk, scoot or cycle to your destination especially if you are travelling within town/city centres.
Think twice before driving. Could you get the train or the bus to your destination?