Bilston Road construction team install final sleepers

The final sleepers were installed today on the Bilston Road Track Replacement Project. The Midland Metro Alliance project team, which reached over 100 workers at the peak of the engineering works, marked the occasion with a team photograph.
 
Paul Brown, Project Director for Midland Metro Alliance, said: “The team was really excited to see the last two sleepers go in earlier this morning. They have worked tremendously hard to complete the project ahead of schedule which will allow the road to reopen in both directions and the tram to return to passenger service next month.”
 
The works along the Bilston Road in Wolverhampton will complete ahead of schedule on 2 December 2017 when the restrictions on traffic along this stretch of the A41 will be removed. National Express, the operator of Midland Metro, will then undertake essential testing and commissioning activities, without passengers on board. Subject to these tests being successfully completed, the tram service to Wolverhampton St. George’s will resume on Sunday 10 December.
 
For public transport updates relating to the project, please visit www.networkwm.com/bilstonrd