Bilston Road Track Renewal
Essential Engineering Works – Bilston Road Track Renewal 11 June 2017 – December 2017
The tram line to Wolverhampton was originally build 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.
A press release can be found here
Download our Bilston Road Track Renewal leaflet.
- Wasn’t the track renewed a few years ago?
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.
- Will this affect my business?
Bilston Road remains open for business and access to frontages will be maintained for the duration of the works.
- Can I still get to the shops?
Yes, access to frontages will be maintained throughout the works.
- When will the works finish?
The aim is to have the Midland Metro back in service by Christmas 2017.
- Will the tram still operate?
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.
- Will there be a replacement bus service?
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.
- Will I still be able to walk along Bilston Road?
Pedestrian access will be maintained for the duration of the works.
- Will I still be able to park at Priestfield?
Yes, the Park & Ride at Priestfield will be open throughout the works.
- I am a metro travel pass holder, can I get a refund?
We recommend you contact the provider of your season ticket to discuss your options.