Sprint public transport - Hagley Road

Closes 5 Oct 2018

Opened 23 Aug 2018

Overview

Public transport in the West Midlands is being transformed.

Sprint is a brand new, modern, high quality public transport service. Sprint runs on the road, with dedicated bus lanes and priority through areas of congestion, which will make the journey times much more reliable.

More about Sprint

The vehicles will offer passengers a level of service and comfort similar to a tram, with off-board ticketing, multiple-door boarding, wheelchair and pushchair access, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning as well as on-board audio visual announcements and travel information.

Sprint vehicle

The stops will offer a spacious and sheltered waiting environment with comfortable seating, pre-payment ticket machines to ensure efficient boarding and passenger information to help people find their way around.

By 2026, we expect the Sprint network to be made up of seven routes, which will provide essential links to the two HS2 stations serving the region in Birmingham City Centre and Birmingham International.

This consultation is about advanced road works on the Hagley Road, near to Five Ways, which will improve bus journeys through the area. When complete, all bus services will be able to use the facilities. Later, when a Sprint route is created on the Hagley Road, the Sprint service will also use the facilities.

We are consulting on this now because the Birmingham Westside extension of West Midlands Metro means that work will already be taking place in this area, so we want to combine that work with preparation for the Hagley Road Sprint Route, due to be fully introduced ahead of the opening of HS2 (High Speed Rail line) in 2026.

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More information

The notes below describe the changes which are proposed and can be seen on the pdf maps above, running along the A456 Hagley Road between Wyndham Road and Five Ways. The map reference (e.g. HR 1) can be found in the top left hand corner of each drawing.

The links in the notes below will open the individual pdf plan in a new tab of your browser. You can also download these notes as a pdf.

Map HR 1
Location: Wyndham Road

Hagley Road eastbound (towards Five Ways):

  • A new 24 hour bus lane will be created, starting approximately 50m before the junction with Wyndham Road.
  • The outside lane becomes a dedicated right turn lane for Vicarage Road can be created.

Hagley Road westbound (away from Five Ways):

  • Existing bus stop is upgraded to a combined Sprint and bus stop.

Map HR 2
Location: Monument Road/Vicarage Road/Chad Road

Hagley Road eastbound (towards Five Ways):

  • The left lane approaching Monument Road will be for buses and left turning traffic only.
  • The road is widened into the central reservation to create a dedicated right turn lane for Vicarage Road.
  • A new signal controlled junction incorporating improved pedestrian crossing for Hagley Road.
  • A bus stop is provided outside the shops.

Hagley Road westbound (away from Five Ways):

  • A new section of 24 hour bus lane from Chad Road to Kenilworth Court.
  • Improved pedestrian crossing facilities will be provided across Chad Road and Vicarage Road.
  • Pedestrian refuges will be reduced in size to allow eastbound (towards Five Ways) traffic to turn right from Hagley Road into Vicarage Road.
  • The road is widened into the central reservation to extend the westbound (away from Five Ways) right hand turn lane into Monument Road.

Map HR 3
Location: Outside 100 Hagley Road

Hagley Road eastbound (towards Five Ways):

  • Current bus stop to be removed (replaced by new stop on map HR2).
  • A new off peak loading bay will be provided outside shop number 153.
  • The road width will be revised to provide two consistent general traffic lanes to city.
  • Closure of U turn facility opposite 96-100 Hagley Road.

Hagley Road westbound (away from Five Ways):

  • Revised road alignment to improve right hand turn lane into Monument Road.
  • New bus lane created by widening road into central reservation from Plough and Harrow Junction to Monument Road junction. There will be a bus lane plus two lanes for general traffic.

Map HR 4
Location: Plough and Harrow Road

Hagley Road eastbound (towards Five Ways):

  • The junction at Plough and Harrow road will be amended. This includes closure of gap opposite Highfield Road to prevent illegal right turns. There will be no access to Highfield Road from Plough and Harrow Road.
  • The central reservation is realigned so both lanes at Plough and Harrow junction are ahead only.
  • A new signal controlled pedestrian crossing of Hagley Road is provided (10m west of Plough and Harrow junction).

Hagley Road westbound (away from Five Ways):

  • New bus lane created by widening road into central reservation from Plough and Harrow Junction to Monument Road junction.
  • New stop line, 20m west of Highfield Road, to increase junction capacity.
  • New section of bus lane 3m west of Highfield Road.

Map HR 5
Location: East of Highfield Road

Hagley Road eastbound (towards Five Ways):

  • A consistent two lanes will be provided for all traffic.

Hagley Road westbound (away from Five Ways):

  • A new bus lane will be created by widening the road from 38/40 Hagley Road to Highfield Road junction.

Map HR 6
Location: Outside 54 Hagley Road

Hagley Road eastbound (towards Five Ways):

  • Relocation of existing bus stop to outside 97 to 107, upgraded for use by Sprint and buses.

Hagley Road westbound (away from Five Ways):

  • New bus lane from 38/40 Hagley Road to Highfield Road junction, created by narrowing the pavement and turning some of the grassed area into pavement.
  • A new Sprint and bus stop created at existing bus stop location. In the future this location will also be served by the Birmingham Westside Metro.

Map HR 7
Location: West of Francis Road

Hagley Road westbound (away from Five Ways):

  • A new bus lane from 38/40 Hagley Road to Highfield Road junction, created by narrowing the pavement and turning some of the grassed area into pavement.

At Francis Road, the new Metro terminus will be built as part of the Westside Metro extension.

You can also download the maps and notes about the route at the bottom of this page in the 'Related' section.

What will happen to your responses?

Your responses will be used solely for this consultation and will be kept confidential. Any comments used will be kept anonymous and individuals will not be identified.

Your personal data will be held by Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Combined Authority. Personal data will not be shared with any other organisation. This survey is being conducted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and if you would like to know more about our Data Protection Policy please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/privacy.

By filling out the survey you are giving permission for Birmingham City Council to use the data for the purposes outlined above.

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