Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

In Pictures: Bradley Lane Park and Ride progresses

Whilst there may be more high profile construction projects connected to the West Midlands Metro an equally important job is continuing at Bradley Lane where a new park and ride site is being built to allow travellers the chance to … Continue reading

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First tracks laid in Victoria Square

The first tracks of the Birmingham Westside extension of West Midlands Metro have been laid as progress on the first phase of this line continues ahead of an opening later in 2019. The tracks were laid in a special photo … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 36 gets partial relivery – including adverts

Up until now West Midlands Metro’s Urbos3 trams have been devoid of external advertising but that has changed with 36 receiving adverts for the new My Metro app – along with a bit of the new blue livery on the … Continue reading

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37 returns to service with batteries

37 has become the latest battery fitted tram to enter passenger service on West Midlands Metro with it making its first revenue earning runs on Tuesday 5th February. It had last run in service back on 22nd November 2018 before … Continue reading

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Tree brings a halt to West Midlands Metro services

A large tree across the tracks between Dudley Street and Dartmouth Street on Sunday 27th January saw West Midlands Metro services disrupted for several hours whilst it was removed and safety checks made to check for any possible damage to … Continue reading

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Another small Photo Gallery from December 2018 has now been added to the main website:

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New App launched for West Midlands Metro

A new mobile phone app has been launched which should make it even easier than before to travel on the West Midlands Metro and there are also exclusive discounted fares available to purchase only through the app.

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In Pictures: 31 named Cyrille Regis

West Midlands Metro now has a third named tram following the naming of 31 Cyrille Regis MBE at a special ceremony on Friday 18th January. As we reported back in December the tram was to be named after the West … Continue reading

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Work to take place on West Midlands Metro overhead

Over the past year (and earlier) we have often reported on overhead line faults on West Midlands Metro, causing major disruption to the service. But now major work is to be undertaken on upgrading the overhead in an effort to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton City Centre extension works

We gave a quick look at the end of last year at recent progress on the construction work to extend West Midlands Metro at the Birmingham end of the current line and now in this pictorial update we take a … Continue reading

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New Snow Hill entrance will finally provide a direct link from St Chad’s

When the West Midlands Metro extension into Birmingham City Centre opened a new stop was provided at Snow Hill to provide access to the railway station of the same name, and replacing the former terminus which was actually in the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Concrete base in place on Pinfold Street

Whilst for many the pre-Christmas period is a time of winding down getting ready for the festivities that is far from the case on West Midlands Metro construction works with significant milestones reached on the both the Birmingham Westside and … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going … Continue reading

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Nice one Cyrille! Another tram naming set to score on West Midlands Metro

2019 will see another naming of an Urbos 3 tram on the West Midlands Metro with the late West Bromwich Albion legend Cyrille Regis set to be honoured by the accolade. This will just be the third of the CAF … Continue reading

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Google Pay trial launched on West Midlands Metro

Passengers on the West Midlands Metro are to become the first public transport users in the UK to be able to buy and save a ticket on their smartphone using Google Pay. The first 500 passengers signing up to the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: And the batteries keep on coming

No sooner had 35 become the latest West Midlands Metro Urbos 3 to enter service with batteries than attention has turned towards the seventh of the 21 strong class. This time the tram chosen is the other named tram – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 35 returns to service with batteries

Tuesday 11th December also saw another tram return to action, this time it was West Midlands Metro 35 which ran in passenger service for the first time since it had batteries fitted. This is the sixth battery fitted tram to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest images from Pinfold Street, Birmingham

With work continuing on extension construction work on three different systems – Blackpool, Manchester and West Midlands Metro – we take a look at recent progress at the Birmingham end of West Midlands Metro where there has been a concentration … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

A trio of Photo Galleries have been added this week as part of the main site update:

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In Pictures: Bradley Lane Park and Ride under construction

A new Park and Ride site is currently being constructed on the West Midlands Metro adjacent to the stop at Bradley Lane and in this pictorial update we show the current progress on the work which is due to be … Continue reading

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