Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

In Pictures: 22 enters service on Metro

Despite the fact it has been fitted with batteries for a number of weeks, 22 has previously carried passengers but that all changed on Tuesday 12th November when it was pressed into service for the first time – becoming either … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 36 loses its adverts

It is still an ever changing scene on West Midlands Metro with livery changes seeming to be a constant occurrence and whilst there remains one tram, 19, which hasn’t yet gone fully blue this week has seen a livery change … Continue reading

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Information events to take place for Metro extension to Brierley Hill

Local residents and businesses will get a chance later this month to find out more information about the planned West Midlands Metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill via Dudley at a number of events taking place across the area. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

It is another two Photo Gallery week for you this week:

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In Pictures: Overnight testing continues on Birmingham Westside extension

In a little over a month, if everything goes according to plan, the next part of the West Midlands Metro network will be open to passengers with trams travelling from Grand Central onto the Birmingham Westside extension to Centenary Square. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 21 gains the full blue livery leaving just one tram to go

The days of any resemblance of the old Network West Midlands livery are rapidly drawing to a close with 20 of the 21 strong Urbos3 trams now carrying the full blue vinyls – 21 is the latest to join the … Continue reading

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More Metro extension work in Wolverhampton

Piper’s Row in Wolverhampton City Centre is closed for two weeks as the last works connected to West Midlands Metro for 2019 take place. The road was closed from Sunday 27th October and will remain so until Sunday 10th November … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 36 gets full blue livery

The latest tram to receive the full blue West Midlands Metro livery has been 36, with the CAF built tram retaining its adverts for the My Metro App in the process. As you may remember 36 was the very first … Continue reading

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First tram reaches Centenary Square as preparations for phase one of Westside extension ramp up

With just two months to go until the end of the year we shouldn’t have too long to wait before passengers are able to travel on the first phase of the West Midlands Metro extension to Centenary Square – especially … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro launch survey

Passengers who travel on the West Midlands Metro are being asked for their opinions on the service with the launch of an online survey. The survey is looking for views on the service offered on the West Midlands Metro including … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metro on the Metro

You can now pickup your weekday fix of free news on the West Midlands Metro with four boxes being fitted per tram to hold the paper – yes, that’s right you can pick-up the Metro on the Metro! Having firmly … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Now the blue moves to trams in hybrid livery

We have had a quieter period of livery changes on the West Midlands Metro recently but that looks set to change as the full blue vinyls are now being applied to those trams which had previously lost the magenta but … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work continues on Birmingham Westside extension

With further testing due to take place during October – and a service set to commence by the end of this year – how far advanced is work on the Birmingham Westside extension first phase as far as Centenary Square? … Continue reading

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21 more Urbos trams for West Midlands Metro

Transport for West Midlands have confirmed that they have signed a contract with CAF to supply an additional 21 Urbos trams for the West Midlands Metro, with the option for a further 29 trams dependent on progress on expanding the … Continue reading

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Docklands Light Railway scoops Operator of the Year at the Light Rail Awards

The annual Global Light Rail Awards took place in London on 2nd October 2019 with the Docklands Light Railway – or more specifically Keolis Amey Docklands – being named as Operator of the Year with other award winners coming from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Magenta clinging on in the West Midlands

Just when you thought you had seen the last magenta tram actually running on the West Midlands Metro then 37 comes along with a replacement front wing – still in the old fleet livery! It is likely that 37 has … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 33 goes blue and enters service – but still not the end of magenta

Sometimes we just get a bit carried away with the excitement of new liveries and forget about a tram which hasn’t been seen in action for a while. And that is precisely what has happened on the West Midlands Metro … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 25 leaves just 33 in magenta on West Midlands Metro

There are now no trams available for service on the West Midlands Metro featuring magenta in their livery with 25 the latest to receive the full blue vinyls – complete with adverts for OLA. The tram first ran in service … Continue reading

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In Pictures: High above the West Midlands Metro

With the same trams, running on the same lines, year after year we are often looking for new ways to see and photograph the vehicles operating services on tramways in the British Isles and that is exactly what Roland Bull … Continue reading

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Final piece of track for Phase One of Westside extension welded into place

Construction work which will enable West Midlands Metro trams to run on the first phase of the Birmingham Westside extension to Victoria Square and Centenary Square by the end of this year is now entering its final stages with the … Continue reading

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