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Government commits to Brierley Hill Midland Metro link

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has announced a further £60million of ring-fenced funding to make sure that the Midlands Metro tram line connecting Brierley Hill and Netherton to Dudley and Birmingham can go ahead.

The additional funding, announced alongside the Chancellor's Budget, follows months of campaigning by Dudley South MP Mike Wood and West Midlands Mayor Andy Street. 

"This will make a big difference – not only to towns like Brierley Hill and Netherton that are on the new line – but for the new homes that it makes possible on brownfield sites will relieve the pressure on our green spaces, and the investment it will attract will benefit the whole area.

"Now we just need the Combined Authority board to do their bit and give the line the final go ahead."

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