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Light rail route planned to boost Wednesbury town centre linking Metro stop with bus station

A multi-million pound Very Light Rail system is being planned for Wednesbury, which council chiefs say will bring better connectivity, more people and money into the town.

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Talks are under way to bring in the pioneering rail system, which would link the bus station to a Metro stop on the edge of town. Bosses said they are ‘very hopeful and optimistic’ about the innovative project, which could be up and running within two years. The scheme will be similar to the successful Stourbridge Shuttle and built by the same firm – Cradley Heath-based Parry People Movers.

The firm’s chairman John Parry said the vision is for a 2km loop around the town centre, which would ‘dramatically change the relationship’ between the town centre and the Metro station in Great Western Street. Sandwell Council leader Steve Eling said the scheme would boost Wednesbury by linking two transport hubs. He said: “We’re looking into a short connection Very Light Rail vehicle…between the Great Western Street Metro stop and the bus station.

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Information From HS2 Supply Chain Roadshow 2016

As part of HS2’s Market Engagement Programme, the ‘HS2 Supply Chain Roadshow 2016’ is being held to provide small, medium and large businesses with an opportunity to find out more about the types of work packages available, understand how to get involved and how to get in the best position to win work.

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The events have focussed on HS2 Supply Chain Opportunities, Health and Safety and Building Information Modelling. In addition, participants heard from HS2’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Skills, Employment and Education, Community Relations and Environment teams.

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Businesses should start preparing now. We want you to get on board and play a part in delivering this nationally important project.

To access the documents relating to the Roadshow event click here.

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HS2 West Midlands Regional Supply Chain Roadshow

HS2 Ltd the company responsible for the design, engineering and construction of Britain’s new high speed railway has arranged a series of regional supply chain roadshows aiming to explain the types of work package that will be available and to advice firms on how to get in the best position to bid for the contracts. This is an important event for companies in the Black Country looking to bid for HS2 contracts so it could be worth the effort of attending.

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HS2 Ltd will host 11 roadshow events across the UK, meeting companies interested in exploring the thousands of supply chain opportunities created by HS2.

Through presentations, face-to-face time with HS2 experts and networking, participants will hear from, and meet with, the HS2 teams and industry partners responsible for Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Community Relations, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Skills, Employment and Education and Environment. At each event participants will discover the scale and timing of contracts and what their business needs to do to get ready to bid.

The West Midlands roadshow takes place at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on Thursday 7th July between8.30am and 1.30pm. For full details of the event including how to book can be found here.

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