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A tram network for Birmingham - Europe's largest city without a substancial light-rail network.

Submitted on Wednesday 7th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

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A tram network for Birmingham - Europe's largest city without a substancial light-rail network.

Additional Information

Birmingham is this country's second city. However what it lacks is a transport system which warrants this status. While smaller cities in Englnad have an integrated rail, tram/light-rail and bus service, The planned 'Midland Metro' which was mentioned in detail in the 1980s and 1990s finally materialised in 1999 and runs within Birmingham for a mere five miles on one route. Many other cities within the UK have a rapid light-rail transit namely Nottingham, Sheffield, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Liverpool, Croydon however Birmingham being larger than all these places lacks a substantial light-rail option. With commuter spending upto 60 minutes to travel a mere 6 miles at peak time, maybe the government should think about the introduction of a light-rail system for Birmingham and relieve its congested roads and make the city more accessible....to those who live there. Birmingham is Europe's largest city without a substancial light-rail network.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

This is a matter in the first instance for Centro, the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority.

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