The flyover shows a glimpse of the future West Midlands Metro network

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A computer-generated flyby released by the designers of Midland Metro Alliance gives a glimpse of the network that West Midlands Metro will become

Images from Midland Metro Alliance, which are planning and constructing the route on behalf of Transport for West Midlands, show the intricate delta junction near the Wednesbury depot which is in the early stages of construction.

When completed, it will allow passenger services to travel in multiple directions to Sandwell, Dudley, Birmingham and Wolverhampton tram stops.

The short video shows an elevated tram and illustrates how the new tracks will interact with the existing line.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said: “This short technical showcase transports residents a few years into the future to see a significant addition to our region’s transport network.

“The tram junction at Wednesdaybury will see the existing service become a true network, connecting the area like never before.”

Councilor Ahmad Bostan, Cabinet Member of Sandwell’s Council for the Environment, added: “The Metro will boost Sandwell’s sustainable public transport options, and it is exciting to see what the future holds for a greater part of it. of the borough which will be connected to metro services.

The Metro extension will boost public transport in the Black Country, providing much-needed links to existing heavy and light rail networks, and helping to connect people to education, training and career opportunities further afield in the West Midlands.

Detailed design of this section of the route has been underway since late 2019, while preliminary construction of the elevated structure, which will connect existing tracks to new tracks to be installed in the rail corridor, began in November this year. last.

The team is currently carrying out site preparation work ahead of the start of the main construction works in the coming weeks and months.

Matthew Niblock, BIM Manager for the Midland Metro Alliance, said: “We are really pleased to be able to share this first look at how this key part of the route will work. My colleagues and I have been busy throughout the global pandemic working on the route design.

“As the final design progressed to allow construction to begin, we knew locals would be interested to see even this technical aspect of the delta junction.”

Work on the Tube route has continued apace over recent months with the first 300m of track being installed last month at Castle Hill, Dudley.

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