Essential Engineering Works
The tram line to Wolverhampton was originally built in 1999 and the tram track needs replacing between Priestfield and The Royal. The Midland Metro Alliance is carrying out essential engineering works along Bilston Road, working on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority.
We recently announced an early completion date for these works. For more info, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although the tram track between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George’s was renewed in 2014/2015, the tram track between Priestfield and The Royal was not.
Bilston Road has remained open for business throughout the project with access to frontages also maintained for the duration of the works.
Yes, access to frontages has been maintained.
Midland Metro Alliance will complete the works and hand the project over for testing and commissioning 1 December 2017. The road will reopen in both directions from Saturday 2 December 2017.
During the works, the Midland Metro tram service will operate between Priestfield and Grand Central, Birmingham. The Midland Metro tram service will no longer serve Wolverhampton St. George’s and The Royal from the end of service on Saturday 10 June 2017 for the duration of the essential engineering works.
Trams will continue to operate for customers between Grand Central and Priestfield while testing and commissioning activities take place.
Subject to essential testing and commissioning activities being successfully completed the tram service to Wolverhampton St. George’s will resume on Sunday 10 December.
Visit networkwm.com/bilstonrd for more information.
A replacement bus service will be in operation for the duration of the works to ensure passengers can complete their journeys. For timetables and bus stop details, please visit the National Express website.
Pedestrian access has been maintained for the duration of the works.
Yes, the Park & Ride at Priestfield will be open throughout the works.
We recommend you contact the provider of your season ticket to discuss your options.
From Sunday 11 June 2017, there will be signed diversions in place. Please refer to the interactive map below.
We endeavour to minimise disruption and delays during the works wherever possible. This leaflet will provide you with a more detailed overview for any questions you may have in regards to any concerns you may have in relation to the on-going works.