Government pledges funding to extend Midland Metro

THE Government has pledged to invest more than £75m to enable the completion of the Midland Metro extension through Birmingham city centre.

Passenger transport authority Centro has welcomed the announcement from Transport Secretary Philip Hammond, hailing the decision as a major step forward in the £129.2m project.

The extension will enable trams to run between Snow Hill and New Street Station, improving the efficiency of the new rail terminal once the gateway project is completed in 2015.

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