Keep Moving

Keep Moving

The West Midlands is the place to be in 2020. New jobs, housing, education, entertainment and leisure services are arriving every day and we are one of the fastest-growing regions in the UK. To keep everyone moving, over £4bn is being invested on the region’s roads and public transport services to create a reliable and integrated transport system you can rely on.

This includes building HS2, extending the Metro in Birmingham and Dudley, improvements to junction 10 of the M6 and building new bus routes on the A34 and A45 called Sprint.

While these improvements are made, your current journey may be disrupted. You’ll still be able to get to where you need to go, but you’ll need to plan ahead and check your journey before you travel. 

You can also find out information on Major Roadworks and Events.

 

Some big projects will start in 2020 right across the West Midlands that will bring new capacity, reduce congestion and improve your local towns. 


We will be here to give you the latest travel advice, not just for bus, train or tram, but if you drive as well. 


You can find out more below and don't forget to sign up to the latest updates, so when we have more information you will be the first to know. 


There are simple things you can do to reduce congestion and improve your daily commute, not only while these works take place, but right now. Click the "what you can do?" tab above to start planning ahead. 

Dudley Town Centre


Dudley town centre will see a huge regeneration project start in 2020. 

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Perry Barr


Perry Barr is being transformed over the next few years with lots of improvements. 

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M6 J10


Capacity at M6 J10 will be improved with work starting later in 2020. 

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HS2


Work will begin on the new high-speed rail service and the stations in 2020.

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Help when it's needed

If you're a business in any affected area or your employee's commute may be delayed, we want to hear from you. 


Email business@tfwm.org.uk and our specialist team will be in touch to provide travel advice and support to help keep you moving. 

Top tips to keep moving


Could you change the time of your journey?


Avoid travelling during peak times wherever possible. The busiest time to travel during weekdays is usually before 09.30 and after 15.30.


If you drive - could you leave the car at home?


During construction, public transport will be given priority over cars in key locations, so journey times will be more reliable.  Stick to public transport to reduce congestion on key roads across the region.


Could you use a different route?


Don’t sit in the same traffic jam every day, check your route before you leave. Google Maps or a Sat-Nav with live traffic updates will help you pick the least congested route each time.


Could you speak to your employer?


If you’re commuting for work, speak to your employer about whether there is the option of working from home. Even doing this just one day a week, will help to reduce the number of journeys being made each day.


Stay up to date


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@WMNetwork - for the latest bus, train or tram updates. 


@WMRoads - for the latest traffic updates. 


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West Midlands Roads 


 

New to Public Transport


We have some handy guides to help you make the switch and get on board with ease. 

Find out more

Check before you travel


We provide live updates on social media and our website from 6 am-9 pm Monday to Saturday helping you keep moving. 

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Help when it's needed

If you're a business in any affected area or your employee's commute may be delayed, we want to hear from you. 


Email business@tfwm.org.uk and our specialist team will be in touch to provide travel advice and support to help keep you moving. 

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Swift Pay As You Go


If you pay cash fares to travel, PAYG is the smarter and cheaper way to travel by bus and tram in the West Midlands.

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