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Midland Metro agreement signed

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Centro and Birmingham City Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that recognises and acknowledges the council’s support to facilitate Midland Metro development on land and highway that it owns.

Further agreements with the authority will still be required to deal with the transfer of land and highway works but the Memorandum underpins the partnering commitment.

The Memorandum comes following the recent final approval by the Government for the £128 million expansion of the Metro line from Snow Hill to New Street in Birmingham city centre.

Councillor Angus Adams, the chairman of Centro, the region’s transport authority, said:

“It’s absolutely fabulous that we have this agreement in place.

“I am confident that what we are working on now will eventually pave the way for a future Metro network and build on the extension into Birmingham city centre.”

The city centre extension with the full new tram fleet is scheduled to be in service from March 2015.



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