Metro extension to go ahead after £60m funding agreement

Midland Metro
The metro will be extended to Edgbaston after the Department for Transport approved £59.8m funding for the scheme. Another £84m had already been committed by the West Midlands Combined Authority, Birmingham City Council, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and others. The route will offer a direct metro link from the city centre and Birmingham New Street to the International Convention Centre, Symphony Hall and Brindleyplace. Deputy West Midlands Mayor Cllr Bob Sleigh said: "The metro is a real succes... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...