SP0686 : Tram track construction in Stephenson Street, Birmingham

taken 3 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Tram track construction in Stephenson Street, Birmingham
Tram track construction in Stephenson Street, Birmingham
Just outside the Burlington Hotel (formerly the Midland Hotel) construction of the new tram tracks serving Birmingham New Street Station is well under way. In the foreground a crossover between the two tracks has been constructed. Further along the road the spaces between the tracks have been filled in so as to provide a level surface for vehicles and pedestrians to pass over or along the tracks. The service to New Street Station is due to open in 2015. The line will later be extended two stops to Centenary Square and in a few years to Five Ways, which was the original plan and has now been revived.

It's quite difficult to photograph tram track construction these days because the sites are fenced off and partially obscured by the dense mesh fencing usually used. Fortunately here it was possible to take the photograph through a small gap in a fence without trespassing on the construction site.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 069 867 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.7126N 1:53.9371W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 069 867
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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