November 2014 saw the launch of Birmingham Connected which sets out proposals to invest more than £1billion to create an integrated public transport system.  This will support the continuing expansion of both the city’s population and its economy for the next 20 years and beyond.  Investment in transport improvements are an essential enabling element in the city’s future growth and prosperity.

Starting in 2015, we will see an unprecedented level of investment and activity on the city’s transport network as part of the Birmingham Connected vision.  They are implementing an approach to minimise disruption and to keep the city working through coordinating programmes and providing up to date information to the travelling public to inform their transport choices.  For more information please visit

This week saw the commencement of the £500 million redevelopment at Paradise Circus.   This transformational project is expected to create up to 14,000 jobs.   It will also improve pedestrian and cycling routes through a series of new open streets and public spaces and facilitate planned extensions to the Metro network through to Centenary Square and Five Ways.  Further information on Paradise can be found at

The works include major changes to Paradise Circus road network.  Delays are expected while these are being carried out.

The advice to the travelling public is to:

  • Use public transport wherever possible.  The city centre is well served by rail, bus and metro services.  More information is at
  • Plan your journey.  If you have to travel by car, avoid the area if possible by choosing alternative routes.  If this area is your destination allow more time as your journey may be subject to delays.

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