A High Line Park for Birmingham??!!

I just read an interesting article from the Londonist

http://londonist.com/2012/08/building-the-high-line-in-london.php

And it got me thinking – the New York High Line is very cool.  There is also one in Paris not far from Bastille.  But then I remembered the disused railway viaduct in the Digbeth/Bordesley area of Birmingham – could we use that and have a similar park here in Birmingham??

From the day job, I know about this viaduct, I am pretty sure we cannot make good use of it again for a Metro extension and it won’t be taking heavy rail ever that’s for sure!  A quick google search however showed that this idea has already been taken on – see:

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/03/22/residents-group-pushes-ahead-with-plans-to-transform-disused-digbeth-viaduct-97319-28378110/

Has any progress been made?? Because this is an amazing opportunity to do something really special in Brum… Does anyone know anything about this – has the project been dropped, are there people still involved? does anyone know anything???

I would love to help make this happen – please get in touch if you have any info or ideas…

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