Plans have been revealed for a new bus-based rapid transit system in to Birmingham, with Bearwood as one of the stops on the route. Described as ‘the bus which thinks it is a tram’ or ‘Metro’s little sister’, the Sprint will cost £15 million, and if the plans are approved construction could start in 2015 with completion about 18 months later.
They promise the Sprint will have carriages similar to a tram, wi-fi and cctv, disability access and the cleanest Euro 6 level diesel/hybrid engines. At the moment there are due to be two exhibitions to inform people of details about the Sprint proposals – both based in Birmingham, although Centro are being badgered to hold an exhibition in Bearwood too.
You can download the information leaflet with details of when to catch the exhibitions currently being planned, and how to access the website… by clicking here.