Trams: West Midlands

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) what is the length of current tram networks in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area and (b) by how many miles is the tram network set to expand over the next ten years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The current Midland Metro system is 21km long. This will be extended by 2km once the extension to Edgbaston, which is currently under construction, is open.

West Midlands Combined Authority, which owns and operates the system, have plans for further extensions.

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