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Wolverhampton extension powers sought

It is reported that West Midlands Transport authority Centro has applied to the Secretary of State for the powers needed to extend the Midland Metro to Wolverhampton.

It has submitted a Transport and Works Act Order Application to deliver a GDP18 million (USD $30.0 million) extension of the network within Wolverhampton City Centre. The plans would include a new section connecting the Wolverhampton's railway station, becoming the latest phase of a major expansion of Midland Metro.

Work is already underway on a 1.4-kilometre (0.86 mile) extension which will create stops at Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations and there are further plans to continue on through the Paradise Circus development and on to Centenary Square. Other proposals include links to the Black Country and a connection to the new HS2 station.

29 August 2014

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