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Solihull+Station%2c+Integrated+Transport+Hub%2c+Solihull+-+Placemaking+with+community
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Solihull Station, Integrated Transport Hub, Solihull - Placemaking with community

Solihull Station is to be thoroughly revamped to create a new 'world class' Integrated Transport Hub. Follow work on this major development right here with us.

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Edgbaston Tunnel - A Historic Gem!

The Edgbaston Tunnel is on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. It is next to a tunnel on the Cross City Line, they both run under Church Road in Edgbaston. The towpath was widened in 2018.

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Passions: History & heritage, Transport, Rivers, lakes & canals
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Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station - A Coventry Gem!

Pool Meadow Bus Station was opened in Coventry City Centre in 1994 by the then Lord Mayor of Coventry. Now used by National Express buses and coaches. Close to Millennium Place.

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Passions: Transport, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture
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Midland Metro - Eastside extension from Bull Street to Digbeth

Here we follow developments on the Midland Metro in Birmingham during the extension from Bull Street (at the Delta Junction with Corporation Street) to Digbeth (High Street Deritend).

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Cronehills+Interchange+Bridge%2c+West+Bromwich+-+A+Sandwell+Gem!
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Cronehills Interchange Bridge, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The Cronehills Interchange Bridge is in West Bromwich, Sandwell, West Midlands. The footbridge was built over The Expressway from 2011-12. Also called The A41 Grade Separated Interchange.

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Passions: Transport, Landscape architecture, Green travel
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Coventry Station - A Coventry Gem!

The original Coventry Station opened in 1838 on the London and Birmingham Railway. It was rebuilt in 1962, and now is Grade II listed, but a new red building is currently being built

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Passions: History & heritage, Transport, Modern Architecture
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The+Netherton+Tunnel+-+a+Historic+Gem!
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The Netherton Tunnel - a Historic Gem!

The Netherton Tunnel is 2,776 metres long and it dates back to 1856.  It is located in the Netherton area of the Black Country.

 

 

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The+original+Curzon+Street+Station+(dating+back+to+1838)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The original Curzon Street Station (dating back to 1838) - A Birmingham Gem!

The old Curzon Street Station was the first mainline station to open in Birmingham in 1838. It closed to passengers in 1893 and to freight in1966. It is now part of HS2.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Transport, Classic Architecture
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Dartmouth+Circus+-+site+of+the+Boulton+%26+Watt+Engine+of+1817
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Dartmouth Circus - site of the Boulton & Watt Engine of 1817

Dartmouth Circus is an island at Dartmouth Middleway with the Aston Expressway, A38(M) going under it. The Boulton & Watt Engine of 1817 can be seen here. Linked by subways and footbridge.

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Passions: History & heritage, Transport, Green open spaces
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University Station at the University of Birmingham

University Station opened in 1978 and continues to serve the University of Birmingham and QEHB. With passenger numbers set to rise, University Station is undergoing an exciting redevelopment.

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Grand+Central+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Grand Central Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Grand Central Square is located outside the entrance to Grand Central and New Street. It opened in September 2015. The void was filled between 2010-15.

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Passions: Transport, Modern Architecture, Squares and public spaces
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Vehicle hire schemes in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Previously we had Car2Go in 2013-14. Now we have Voi e-scooter's starting in 2020, and from 2021 West Midlands Cycle Hire. Users need to have an app to unlock the vehicle they will hire.

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Passions: Photography, Transport, Travel & tourism, People & community
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Midland+Metro+-+Westside+extension+from+Centenary+Sq+to+Hagley+Road%2c+Edgbaston
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Midland Metro - Westside extension from Centenary Sq to Hagley Road, Edgbaston

Here we follow developments on the Midland Metro in Birmingham during the extension from Centenary Square to Hagley Road in Edgbaston. 

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Sheldon+Country+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Sheldon Country Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Sheldon Country Park is situated in Sheldon, Birmingham. Starting at the Coventry Road, there is an Airport viewing area close to Marston Green. Westley and Hatchford Brooks flow through.

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Birmingham+Airport+-+Past%2c+present+and+future
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Birmingham Airport - Past, present and future

Birmingham Airport is the West Midlands regional hub to Europe and to the rest of the World. It is located in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull close to the A45 and J6 on the M42.

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Heritage+Buses+across+the+West+Midlands++-+protecting+our+wonderful+history!
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Heritage Buses across the West Midlands - protecting our wonderful history!

Here we feature the buses of the past and why it's so important to protect them and promote the great work of those who help protect them for us all to enjoy. 

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Trains (past, present and future) in Birmingham and West Midlands

Birmingham & West Midlands Trains - With People with Passion we're building gallery & collection of posts looking at the past, present & future of the region's trains.

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Passions: History & heritage, Construction & regeneration, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, Business & enterprise, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture
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Public+transport+in+Birmingham
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Public transport in Birmingham

Here we look at the steps being taken within Birmingham to make their public transport more energy efficient and more climate friendly.

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Heritage Trains across the West Midlands - protecting our wonderful history!

Here we feature the locomotives and trains of the past and why its so important to protect them and promote the great work of those who help protect them for us all to enjoy. 

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Introducing+Transport+for+the+Future+-+a+FreeTimePays+Community+of+Passion
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Introducing Transport for the Future - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion

Transport for the Future is all about engaging the public in the technology and the innovation that is the future of transportation. 

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Impact focused partnerships and so much more with FreeTimePays

Take up a partnership with FreeTimePays, advertise, build brand image or even launch your own community of passion using Your Place Your Space digital technology.

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FreeTimePays+digital+technology+-+engaging.+empowering+%26+inspiring+people+and+community
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FreeTimePays digital technology - engaging. empowering & inspiring people and community

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital engagement platform that incorporates social media & gamification.

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