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Images of new Dudley transport interchange revealed

Dudley interchange 2

Dudley is set to receive a new £18M transport interchange for bus and tram services.  

Draft images of the new £18M Dudley transport interchange have been released by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).  

The drawings and renderings show how the building will serve buses, Sprint rapid transit vehicles and West Midlands Metro trams operating on the forthcoming Wednesbury to Dudley to Brierley Hill line extension.  

The plans also include a ‘living roof’.  

Dudley interchange plan, showing the living roof

Dudley interchange plan, showing the living roof

Dudley interchange plan, showing the living roof

The publication follows the announcement that the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will contribute £10M towards the project. 

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street said: “The scheme submitted today and the associated tram extension will better connect Dudley to the rest of the West Midlands opening up more job, training and leisure opportunities for local people. That has to be good news for the town and its future,” he said.  

The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Dudley Council are also finalising funding for the project.   

Dudley interchange

Artist rendering of the new Dudley interchange

Artist rendering of the new Dudley interchange

WMCA portfolio holder for transport and leader of City of Wolverhampton Council Roger Lawrence said the existing infrastructure was a clog in the system.  

“The existing Dudley bus station deals with more than 5.2m passengers and nearly half a million bus departures each year and is a vital cog in the local transport network,” he said.  

“But with Metro set to also serve the town we need a new facility that can offer people a step up in terms of quality, comfort and ease of use. The Dudley Interchange will enable passengers to switch seamlessly between bus, Metro and Sprint while also creating an attractive new gateway for the town.”  

Subject to planning permission, the new Interchange could be completed by 2022 - ready for the scheduled opening of the West Midlands Metro extension in 2023.  

 

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