Birmingham recently extended its tram network from Grand Central Station to Hagley Road. This section of tramway was typically shared with traffic with a number of traffic signal junctions and signalised crossings along the route. terminating at a new terminus site on Hagley Road.
During the design process 4way Consulting had a number of challenges to overcome to ensure that the site complied with the Tramway Principles guidance, passed the rigorous safety verification process, and operated to a satisfactory level for all stakeholders.
The paper looks at the challenges faced and how they were mitigated to ensure a successful handover of the tramway extension