Tram Back Running On Track – 2nd December 2017

Councillor Phil Bateman said ” Today I have received this information relating to Line One of the Midlands Metro.” Please readers note the content…….

14 November 2017

Dear Councillor

Return to two-way traffic on A41 Bilston Road

We are delighted to announce the tram track replacement works are to complete on 2 December 2017. These works have been completed ahead of schedule and on budget by the Midland Metro Alliance, working on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your constituents for your patience and understanding during this essential maintenance project.

The A41 Bilston Road will reopen to road traffic in both directions from on Saturday 2 December 2017.

At this time you may notice trams running from Priestfield to Wolverhampton St. George’s as a period of testing and commissioning is required for the newly installed tram track. Subject to these tests being successfully completed the tram service to Wolverhampton St. George’s will resume on Sunday 10 December.

Whilst our works along Bilston Road will be completing shortly, the Midland Metro Alliance will continue to work with the City of Wolverhampton Council into 2018 to support local businesses in the area where possible. This work focusses on advertisements across tram, bus and also in local magazines.

If you have any further questions or queries regarding the work of the Midland Metro Alliance, please email us at or visit our website at

For further details on passenger services, please refer to the Network West Midlands website at

Yours faithfully,

Shervorne Brown

Stakeholder Liaison Officer

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more