There will be widespread travel disruption across Birmingham over the Bank Holiday weekend with the region’s rail, Metro and road network set to be effected. Roads will be closed at the weekend due to the Great Birmingham Run, which will close routes in and around Birmingham city centre and the Jewellery Quarter.

There will also be no West Midlands Metro service through Birmingham on the weekend of the Great Birmingham Run. Transport for West Midlands has confirmed that Metro tickets and passes will be valid on selected National Express bus services and West Midlands Rail services.

The rail network will also see disruption due to engineering works and later, industrial action by the ASLEF union. We’ve rounded up the impact it will have on travellers below, and advice offered so you can minimise the disruption to your journey if you do plan on using public transport.

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Great Birmingham Run – road closures

The second biggest half marathon in the UK will return to the streets of Birmingham on Sunday, May 5. The Great Birmingham Run will see more than 12,000 runners pounding the streets of Birmingham City Centre.

Organisers of The Great Run Company says that it is necessary to implement road closures from 4am on Sunday, May 5. Many streets in and around the centre of town will be closed, read the full list here.

Metro services

There will be no West Midlands Metro service through Birmingham on the weekend of the Great Birmingham Run. Planned works mean there will be no tram service between Wednesbury onward to Birmingham, and from Edgbaston back to Wednesbury over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The Metro will operate between Wolverhampton and Wednesbury only. People who rely on the metro for day-to-day travel between Wednesbury and Birmingham will be able to use their tickets and passes on a number of replacement National Express bus services. Read the full list here.

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