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Westside Birmingham City Centre

Ends: ongoing

Last updated: 27 June 2022

What’s happening?

The Birmingham Westside extension will bring Metro services from Grand Central to Centenary Square, Broad Street, Five Ways and Hagley Road providing new opportunities for residents and businesses. Once completed it will improve transport links in the heart of Birmingham, making journeys faster and more accessible. 

The project is being delivered in two phases:

Phase one which is now complete, saw the Metro line extended from from Grand Central, past Birmingham’s Town Hall to Centenary Square. 

Phase two to further extend the route from Centenary Square along Broad Street to Hagley Road in Edgbaston (just west of Five Ways) is near completion. Stops will serve Brindleyplace, Five Ways and the terminus on Hagley Road. 

June 2022 

  • Bus services have returned to Broad Street on Sunday 5 June 
  • Several new bus stops have opened along Centenary Square and Broad Street meaning changes to routes around this area of the city centre
  • Testing, commissioning work and driver training was completed 
  • Traffic management measures and site fencing have been removed and the road has been fully reopened to public transport

Check with your bus operator for timetables and information on services to Broad Street and Brindleyplace. National Express West Midlands have published changes to their bus services.

Please note Broad Street is now a red route with motorists unable to stop to load, unload, park, board or alight, with the exception of public transport, at any time. 

Where's it happening?

Latest Works

Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.
Think about your options. There will be changes to bus stops and routes.