The extension of the Midland Metro to Broad Street and Centenary Square is expected to be open for service in late 2019. The second phase of the route, expected to open in 2021, will continue to Edgbaston.
From Monday 3 September Paradise Circus will be closed to traffic in both directions. Please plan your journey and avoid driving into the city centre whenever possible.
During construction, businesses and venues on Broad Street and the surrounding area remain open and ready to welcome you as usual.
Bus service diversions
These works are expected to last until summer 2019, and will involve the closure of Paradise Circus, with some sections of Broad Street and Suffolk Street Queensway also closed to traffic.
Please be aware that the A38 underpass that runs underneath Paradise Circus will remain open in both directions.
Throughout this period some services will be diverted or have amendments made to bus stop locations. These diversions may also cause some journey times to be extended.
Please read the below information to find out how your route will be affected.
Service 10H – Birmingham to Quinton via Harborne
Service 23 – Birmingham to Bartley Green via Harborne
Service 24 – Birmingham to Woodgate Valley North via Harborne
From Sunday 2nd September until Saturday 22nd September 2018
Services travelling into Birmingham city centre will not be affected by diversions between these dates.
Services travelling out of Birmingham city centre will not run via Suffolk Street Queensway, and will not serve stops BR3 or BR5 on Broad Street.
These services will be diverted from Smallbrook Queensway and will continue over Holloway Circus to Holloway Head and Bath Row, where they will serve the Ernest Street, Granville Row and Bexhill Grove stops. These services will then turn right onto Bishopsgate Street, turn left onto Broad Street, serve stop FD just before Five Ways Roundabout, and then continue along the normal line of route.
From Sunday 23rd September 2018 until summer 2019
Between these dates, services travelling into and out of Birmingham city centre will be affected by diversions, due to the partial closure of Broad Street and closure of Suffolk Street Queensway.
Services travelling into Birmingham city centre will be diverted at Five Ways and take the exit onto Islington Row Middleway, serving the Frederick Road stop. These services will turn left onto Tennant Street, right onto Bishopsgate Street and then left onto Bath Row where they will serve the Bexhill Grove stop. From here they will continue to Holloway Circus, serving the Granville Street and Ernest Street stops along the way. At Holloway Circus these services will go over the roundabout to Smallbrook Queensway and serve stop, then St Martins Queensway, serving New Street Station opposite Boots/Bullring. They will then continue to Moor Street Queensway to stop MS4 where passengers can alight for Moor Street Station, then turn left onto Carrs Lane, right onto High Street, left onto Bull Street and right onto Corporation Street, where they will terminate outside The Square Peg.
Services travelling out of Birmingham city centre will begin from outside The Square Peg, from here they will turn left onto The Priory Queensway, right onto Colmore Circus Queensway and right onto Colmore Row to serve the bus stop. They will then turn right onto Newhall Street, left onto Edmund Street, serving stop ES1, turn right onto Margaret Street and then left onto Great Charles Street Queensway to serve stop GC1. From here these services will continue around Great Charles Street Queensway, via Paradise Circus Queensway to Cambridge Street where they will serve a temporary stop behind Baskerville House. Once over the roundabout, these services will serve the stop behind the ICC by the Prince of Wales, then continue over the bridge to King Edwards Road, take the first exit at the roundabout to St Vincent Street, then turn left onto Sheepcote Street and serve a stop by the Arena car park. These services will continue down Sheepcote Street to Broad Street, serving a stop behind the Hilton Garden Inn before turning right onto Broad Street, where two further stops will be served before continuing along the normal line of route from Five Ways.
Service 82 – Birmingham to Bearwood via City Hospital
Service 87 – Birmingham to Dudley via Smethwick
From Sunday 2nd September 2018 until summer 2019
Between the above dates, services 82 and 87 will terminate at Colmore Row.
Services will not be able to serve the following stops: Suffolk Street Queensway, Smallbrook Queensway, St Martins Queensway, Moor Street Queensway and Corporation Street.
The 82 and 87 will be diverted from Parade and will join Great Charles Street Queensway, continue to Snow Hill and serve temporary stops GC3 and GC4 along the way, turn right onto Snow Hill Queensway, turn right onto Colmore Row Queensway, and then terminate at Colmore Row.
Customers needing to travel to Birmingham Markets, Moor Street Station or the Bullring are able to change onto the 16 service at Snow Hill.
Service 9 – Birmingham to Stourbridge via Bearwood & Halesowen
Service 12 (formerly 120/120A/121) – Birmingham to Dudley via City Road
Service 12A (formerly 120/120A/121) – Birmingham to Dudley via Tower Road
Service 13 (formerly 128) – Birmingham to Oldbury via Warley
Service 13A (formerly 127) – Birmingham to Blackheath via Brandhall & Warley
Service 126 – Birmingham to Dudley via Bearwood
Service X8 (formerly 126/140) – Birmingham to Wolverhampton via Dudley
Service X10 – Birmingham to Gornal Wood via Merry Hill
From Sunday 23rd September 2018 until summer 2019
Services travelling into Birmingham city centre will continue over Five Ways roundabout as usual, but additionally serve stop FC opposite Five Ways Shopping Centre, as well as stop BR7. Buses will be diverted via Sheepcote Street where they will serve two temporary stops, turn right onto St Vincent Street, and then turn right at the roundabout onto King Edwards Road. At Cambridge Street buses will serve stops by the Prince of Wales and behind Baskerville House, before turning left onto Paradise Circus Queensway and joining Great Charles Street Queensway. These services will continue to Snow Hill, observing stops GC3 and GC4 along the way. At St Chads Queensway, buses will turn right onto Snow Hill and serve a stop here before continuing via Colmore Circus Queensway to Colmore Row, where these services will terminate.
Services travelling out of Birmingham city centre will begin at Colmore Row, where they will then turn right onto Newhall Street, left onto Edmund Street where stop ES1 will be served, turn right onto Margaret Street and then turn left onto Great Charles Street Queensway, to serve stop GC1. These services will continue around Paradise Circus Queensway and turn right onto Cambridge Street, where stops behind Baskerville House and near the Prince of Wales will be served, before joining King Edwards Road. Buses will continue down King Edwards Road and turn left at the roundabout onto St Vincent Street, left onto Sheepcote Street, serving stops by the Arena car park and by the junction with Grosvenor Street, before turning right onto Broad Street. In Broad Street, buses will observe stops outside the Hampton by Hilton and Five Ways Shopping Centre (stop FD), before continuing over Five Ways roundabout and continuing along the normal line of route.
Further information including an interactive map can also be found at https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/metro-works