The Future of Sprint

Connecting a growing region

By 2035, the population of the West Midlands is forecast to grow by 444,000. It’s vital that solutions are provided to meet the increased demand for sustainable public transport and give people reliable alternatives to the car.

Sprint has been a key feature of the regional transport strategy for several years, being first proposed in 2011 as part of the West Midlands Local Transport Plan. The future of Sprint comprises a new network of seven enhanced bus priority corridors linking key residential and employment areas and connecting with other transport initiatives including HS2 and Midland Metro.

Sprint will support efforts to open the region up to investment, jobs, growth and ultimately working towards a more prosperous West Midlands.

The Sprint Network

 

The Sprint vehicle

It is proposed that Sprint will operate articulated vehicles which will offer a similar level of customer experience to a tram, with enhanced passenger comfort through airy interiors and additional legroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, audio visual announcements and next-stop information. Articulated vehicles include better accessibility and more space for wheelchairs and buggies.