Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

What’s New on British Trams Online?

Its another double helping of photos this week as we head to the West Midlands Metro in September 2020 and the Heaton Park Tramway in November 2008:

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In Pictures: Birmingham Westside extension works continue

Work on further extending the West Midlands Metro to Hagley Road in Edgbaston have been continuing over the past few months with just a short break at the start of the lockdown restrictions in March. This extension will see trams … Continue reading

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Full service resumes on West Midlands Metro

As restrictions continue to be eased and people are persuaded to head back into the office more regularly, the West Midlands Metro have announced that they are now running a full service once more. The reintroduction of the usual timetable … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 08

Before we warm up and get out of the snow this week we have one final image from Midland Metro.

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West Midlands Metro launch Fare Finder

West Midlands Metro are trying to make it as easy as possible for passengers to find the right ticket for their journey with the launch of a new online “Fare Finder”. Available on the official West Midlands Metro website, passengers … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 27

We are today heading to the West Midlands Metro for another image taken during the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

It’s been around two months since we last brought you a summary of the service being run on the tram and light rail systems of the British Isles – so its about time we gave a handy update all in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 05

Over the past few weeks we have seen what was in reality a fairly light snowfall in February 2012 on the Midland Metro but this week we move forward a year to a time when a much heavy snowfall had … Continue reading

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Progress continues on Metro Brierley Hill extension

Work on bringing the West Midlands Metro to Brierley Hill has been continuing to make good progress recently with the first major structure now demolished, the first stage of utility diversions completed and attention is being turned towards working on … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 33

Today we take a look at the West Midlands Metro again for the latest “Lockdown Walk”.

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 06

Its another snowy image from Midland Metro for you in this “Picture in Time” instalment.

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Swift Go launches new fare capping service

Anyone using a Swift Go card on the West Midlands Metro will now be charged the best value fare for any journeys made in a single day in the latest development of the pay as you go smartcard. The new … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 22

The latest edition of “Lockdown Walks” is heading to the West Midlands Metro again.

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 10

Let it snow again this week as we head back to February 2012 for another look at Midland Metro in this edition of “Picture in Time”.

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More funding confirmed for light rail in England

Five tram and light rail systems in England outside of London (both the Docklands Light Railway and London Tramlink are covered by the Transport for London funding package) are to receive funding of up to £37.4 million over the next … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 03 & 14

Our modern tram edition of “Picture in Time” this week moves to the Midland Metro for the next few weeks. Now, these articles are usually written several weeks and months in advance (none more so than in 2020 when there … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New adverts for West Midlands Metro 19

After an understandable period where we haven’t seen many new adverts applied to trams on various systems around the UK, West Midlands Metro 19 has recently returned to service having lost its 20th anniversary livery in favour of adverts for … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 26

Today we return to the West Midlands Metro for another photo taken during the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, which although a lot less restrictive than earlier in the pandemic still call on us all to stay alert.

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West Midlands Metro seeks to decorate worksite hoardings

As preparation continues towards the main construction phase of the West Midlands Metro extension between Wednesbury and Brierley Hill, the Midland Metro Alliance are seeking talented “colour-iners” (pretty sure that isn’t a word but you get what we mean!) to … Continue reading

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New Metro stop to be named Dudley Castle

It has been confirmed that a stop originally called Station Drive on plans for the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill West Midlands Metro extension is to be named Dudley Castle, after, well, we think its probably obvious after what!

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