Midland Metro tram extension works to shut down centuries old city canal



One of Birmingham’s oldest transport routes is to be shut down – to facilitate the Midland Metro tram extension.
An Act of Parliament passed 250 years ago led to the building of the Birmingham Main Line Canal.
But the stretch which runs below Broad Street is to be closed to narrowboats, pedestrians, runners and cyclists in January 2019 while the tram works proceed overhead.
It is not expected to reopen until the ‘early spring’.
During the closure, pedestrians, runners and cyclists heading towards the area from the Mailbox will have to take the stepped path up to Gas Street from Gas Street... read more

 
23 November 2018 in Regional West, Views: 34
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