Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

In Pictures: Good progress on Birmingham City Centre trackworks

Its now been seven weeks since West Midlands Metro services through Birmingham City Centre were suspended to allow for the installation for the new delta junction linking the current line to the Eastside extension as well as the track relay … Continue reading

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Lift upgrade work completed

The work which has been taking place over the past couple of months to upgrade lifts at two West Midlands Metro stops has now been completed, giving full step-free access to the stops once more.

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 32 loses its adverts

There is now no external commercial advertising on any West Midlands Metro tram with 32 having lost its adverts for Brindleyplace. The tram was spotted for the first time at the start of September minus the yellow adverts leaving just … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Further progress in Birmingham City Centre

We’re off to Birmingham City Centre in this article as we take a look at recent progress on the works taking place there – both relaying the existing route along Bull Street and then round to Corporation Street as well … Continue reading

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More West Midlands Metro Urbos 100 trams arrived at Wednesbury?

This article was updated on 2nd September 2021 with further information. It would appear that there have been some more Urbos 100 trams arrive at the Wednesbury Depot of West Midlands Metro – but they’ve snuck in without us noticing … Continue reading

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Bogie overhaul contracts signed for West Midlands Metro Urbos3 trams

The complete fleet of 21 CAF built Urbos3 trams running on the West Midlands Metro network are to enjoy a bogie overhaul following the signing of a three year contract between Lucchini Unipart Rail (LUR) and Midland Metro Limited (MML).

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Shadow Transport Secretary visits West Midlands Metro extension construction works

Jim McMahon, the Labour Shadow Transport Secretary, has recently visited Birmingham where he has seen first-hand the work underway to construct extensions of the West Midlands Metro network. During his visit he praised the work which has happened already and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress continues on track relay in Birmingham City Centre

The project to relay the tracks along Bull Street and Corporation Street in Birmingham City Centre has been continuing in recent days with good progress being made which will soon allow the track to be laid on the new track … Continue reading

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In Pictures: OLA adverts are no more on West Midlands Metro

Over the past few weeks we have gradually seen the OLA adverts whittled away on the West Midlands Metro with it now reaching the point where they have been removed. The last tram which used to carry the adverts that … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Brierley Hill West Midlands Metro extension

Over the past few months we have featured photos from three different West Midlands Metro extensions – the Birmingham Westside, Birmingham Eastside and Wolverhampton City Centre lines. But they are not the only extensions are being worked on as there … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work continues in Birmingham City Centre

The progress being made on the track relaying in Birmingham City Centre has continued to be good over the past few days with the new track bed now extending further along Corporation Street towards the tramstop and onto the curve … Continue reading

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In Pictures: M is for West Midlands Metro 19

Another commercial advertising contract has come to an end on the West Midlands Metro with 19 losing its vinyls for Mark’s Electrical but rather than those we have seen recently it hasn’t gone straight into fleet livery as it has … Continue reading

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New track starts to be laid in Birmingham City Centre

Over the first couple of weeks of the project to relay tracks in Birmingham City Centre – along with installing the junction between the current city centre line and the forthcoming Birmingham Eastside extension – our updates had shown the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another advert removed on the West Midlands Metro

Another tram is now running in the plain West Midlands Metro fleet livery after its adverts were removed. This time its 25 which has lost its adverts with the tram previously one of those which advertised OLA.

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In Pictures: Track renewal continues on Corporation Street in Birmingham City Centre

We are now into the second week of the track renewal works in Birmingham City Centre which is seeing the tracks from Bull Street and into Corporation Street relaid. Although not necessarily required at the moment the decision was taken … Continue reading

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Significant progress on Wolverhampton City Centre extension with concrete pour

We love a good concrete pour and following on from the recent activity in Blackpool, the West Midlands Metro has joined in on the act with work taking place on the Wolverhampton City Centre extension. The concrete pour has taken … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 24 loses its adverts

The only tram on the West Midlands Metro network to have carried two external commercial advertising contracts since the larger adverts were carried is now back in fleet livery after the ending of its latest deal. 24 is now running … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 22 & 25

We start another 5 days of “Lockdown Walks” today and this edition is at Bull Street on the West Midlands Metro network.

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In Pictures: Works underway in Birmingham City Centre

Since the start of service on Monday 26th July all West Midlands Metro services to Birmingham have only been travelling as far as Bull Street with works now having started on connecting the current city centre line to the Birmingham … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 22

And we’re off to Birmingham again for this edition of “Lockdown Walks”.

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