Commencing at the top of New Regent Street near the junction with Armagh Street, the Tram passes through this quaint pedestrian-only arcade with its Spanish style buildings and sunny cafes, and then through Cathedral Junction which is home to several of the city's restored hotels. Turning right at Worcester Street it then heads west through Cathedral Square, across the Avon River, past the Art Gallery and into Worcester Boulevard at the end of which the Arts centre and Botanic Gardens await.
Here the Tram retraces its steps and returns along the same route to New Regent Street. There are currently 7 stops along the route.
Once stage 2 is complete in late 2014, the Tram will turn right on its return route to run along Oxford Terrace and the river bank. Heading left into Cashel Street it will travel through the Re-Start mall and will begin its return journey from the mall's eastern end at the junction with High Street. There will be an additional 3 stops along this stage with 10 stops in total.