SO9198 : End of tram tracks on Railway Drive (February 2019), Wolverhampton

taken 3 months ago, near to Wolverhampton, Great Britain

End of tram tracks on Railway Drive (February 2019), Wolverhampton
End of tram tracks on Railway Drive (February 2019), Wolverhampton
At present the tram tracks for the new West Midland Metro extension to Wolverhampton Railway Station end here, on the railway side of the bridge over the Ring Road (A4150). The tram stop has not yet been built and there will be a need to allow inward trams to change to the outward track before departing for Birmingham.
West Midlands Metro extension to Birmingham Railway Station
The West Midlands Metro is building an extension to its Birmingham to Wolverhampton tramline. It diverts from the existing line just before the St. George's terminus. The route passes along Pipers Row, with a stop (actually two, one on each side of the road) near to the new Bus Station. It turns into Railway Drive, crosses the Ring Road (A4150) by a bridge and will terminate at a stop by the Railway Station.

The extension is expected to open at some point in 2020 once the rebuilding of the railway station is complete. There will be no overhead catenary wires as the trams will operate on the extension under battery power. The present terminus at St. George's will continue in use with alternative trams terminating at the railway station instead.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 February, 2019   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 February, 2019
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Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 918 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.2111N 2:7.2947W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 918 987
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