This project links Walsall with Stourbridge through the introduction of additional rapid transit extensions along sections of the disused South Staffordshire heavy rail line, to the north and south of the proposed Wednesbury to Brierley Hill metro corridor. As a result of the rapid transit extension to Stourbridge, a heavy rail connection could be created to Worcester and beyond. These longer-term proposals could be achieved with light rail extensions of the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill line. Tram-train technology could also be used along the whole corridor, following the Department for Transport sponsored trial of tram-train between Sheffield and Rotherham.


Economic growth across Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall

Reduction in private car use

Air quality improvements

Accessible public transport



Development and Delivery Timescale:

Development: 2021 to 2027, Delivery: post-2027

Authorities Involved:

Transport for West Midlands, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council