Metro Centenary Square Extension Traffic Regulation Order

Closes 11 Aug 2021

Opened 14 Jul 2021

Overview

The Metro Centenary Square Extension is the section of the tramway system that runs between Stephenson Street (adjacent to New Street station) and Centenary Square (the Library tram stop) in Birmingham. It forms part of the overall tramway that operates between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

This consultation is about the Traffic Regulation Orders (the legal documents required to make changes to the status of the road) associated with the Metro extension.

About this consultation

During this consultation, you can make comments on the proposals or submit a formal objection (which must include the grounds for the objection). You can either make your response via this webpage (please provide your contact details as part of your response), by email to transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk or you can post a written objection to: Assistant Director - Transport & Connectivity, Inclusive Growth Directorate, 1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, PO Box 14439, Birmingham B2 2JE.

All responses must be received by 11 August 2021.

If you have chosen to object to the proposed orders, you may be contacted by a project officer to further discuss your objection.

If you have any questions about this consultation or need help understanding the plans, please contact transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk or call 0121 303 7532

What is included in this consultation?

A Traffic Regulation Order, or TRO, is the legal documentation required to make changes to the status of the highway (road). This consultation is to make residents and businesses aware of the proposals to introduce, and make permanent, TROs in the area between Stephenson Street and Centenary Square.

These TRO proposals will complement existing Orders previously introduced for the Metro tramway, some of which are intended to be consolidated and, where necessary, are identified on the plans provided for clarity. All plans can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Please note, this section of tramway passes through the area that was recently consulted upon for the Paradise Public Transport Improvement scheme. The TRO information provided within this consultation does not account for any of the changes that were proposed by the Paradise Public Transport Improvement scheme. These would come forward as separate TRO proposals at a later date, with the appropriate formal opportunity to comment/object.

A TRO is accompanied by a plan (map) showing the proposed measures visually.

The TROs in this consultation include four types of change: traffic movements; bus lanes; parking (controlled parking zones and red route); pedestrian areas & controlled pedestrian crossing amendments.

Traffic movements

To introduce permanently and consolidate one-way traffic restrictions (shown by orange hatching and/or solid black arrows on the traffic movement variation plan) on:

  • Brunel Street between Navigation Street & Swallow Street
  • Navigation Street between Stephenson Street & Pinfold Street
  • Paradise Street between Chamberlain Square & Suffolk Street Queensway
  • Pinfold Street between Navigation Street & Stephenson Street
  • Stephenson Street between Pinfold Street & Navigation Street
  • Hill Street between Swallow Street & Navigation Street.

To permanently remove existing one-way traffic restrictions on:

  • Brunel Street between Suffolk Street Queensway & Navigation Street
  • Navigation Street between Pinfold Street & Stephenson Street
  • Stephenson Street between Navigation Street & Pinfold Street
  • Suffolk Street Queensway (on slip) between Paradise Street & Brunel Street
  • Hill Street between Navigation Street & Paradise Street

To introduce a compulsory left turn restriction on Suffolk Street Queensway at its junction with Paradise Street shown as green hatching on the traffic movement variation plan.

To introduce no entry restrictions (shown as a solid red line on the traffic movement variation plan) on:

  • Centenary Square at its junction with Lyon Queensway
  • Paradise Street at its junction with Suffolk Street Queensway
  • Suffolk Street Queensway at its junction with Paradise Street

To introduce no left turn restrictions (shown as green hatching on the traffic movement variation plan) on:

  • Brunel Street at its junction with Suffolk Street Queensway
  • Chamberlain Square at its junction with Paradise Street.

To prohibit cycling on lengths of Paradise Street & Pinfold Street (shown in green hatching on the traffic movement variation plan).

View traffic movement variation (plan)

View traffic movement variation (TRO)

View one way variation (TRO)

Bus lanes

To introduce permanently and consolidate bus/tram only restrictions (shown as red and green hatching on the bus order variation plan) on lengths of:

  • Centenary Square
  • Lyon Queensway
  • Paradise Street
  • Victoria Square
  • Pinfold Street

View bus order variation (plan)

View bus order variation (TRO)

Parking – controlled parking zone and red route

To introduce permanently and consolidate waiting, loading and stopping restrictions on lengths of:

  • Stephenson Street
  • Navigation Street
  • Pinfold Street
  • New Street
  • Victoria Square
  • Paradise Street
  • Hill Street
  • Brunel Street
  • Swallow Street
  • Suffolk Street Queensway
  • Lyon Queensway
  • Centenary Square

Changes are shown in blue on the CPZ variation plans 1 and 2 and on the Red Route variation plan.

View CPZ variation (plan1)

View CPZ variation (plan2)

View CPZ variation (TRO)

View red route variation (plan)

View red route variation (TRO)

Pedestrian areas and amendments to existing controlled pedestrian crossings

To introduce pedestrian zone restrictions (shown in turquoise hatching on the pedestrian zone variation plan) on lengths of:

  • Pinfold Street
  • Victoria Square
  • New Street
  • Paradise Street

View pedestrian zone variation (plan)

View pedestrian zone variation (TRO)

To relocate signal controlled pedestrian crossing on Broad Street adjacent to Centenary Square, shown in blue on the plan. 

View relocated signal controlled pedestrian crossing (Broad Street)

To amend the signal controlled crossing on Navigation Street, shown in blue on the plan.

View amended signal controlled pedestrian crossing (Navigation Street)

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • CITY CENTRE
  • LADYWOOD

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff

Interests

  • Democracy and Participation
  • Faith & Religion
  • Libraries
  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Business
  • City Centre Parking