Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

Woman hit by tram at Kenrick Park

A woman has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a tram at Kenrick Park on West Midlands Metro. She was hit by a tram at approximately 1140 on Thursday 11th October and was taken to Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital by … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 21 makes it four battery trams in service

West Midlands Metro are now the proud owners of four battery fitted trams following the return to service of 21 for the first time since it underwent the installation at Wednesbury Depot. The tram retains the old Magenta based Network … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New arrangements at Grand Central

Since 24th September all arrivals and departures at Grand Central on West Midlands Metro have been using the same platform, the platform which is closest to Birmingham New Street station. This is because there are construction works in progress to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The old Birmingham Snow Hill terminus

On Saturday 24th October 2015 the last Midland Metro (as it was then called) services ran into the original Birmingham Snow Hill terminus with the city centre extension soon connected and trams finally running into the city centre. The closure … Continue reading

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Change of departure platform at Grand Central

From Monday 24th September works to connect the current West Midlands Metro line on Stephenson Street with the extension to Centenary Square and Edgbaston will see a change of platform for all services running to Wolverhampton St George’s. From this … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 12

The West Midlands is the location for the latest edition of Picture in Time as we head back to 2004 for an image taken on Midland Metro.

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Next stage of Birmingham Westside extension to start

Monday 3rd September will see the next stage of works to extend West Midlands Metro start with Paradise Circus closed to traffic in both directions. This is part of the Birmingham Westside extension from Victoria Square to Centenary Square.

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This week on British Trams Online

One more Photo Gallery has been added this week before the main site takes a short break during the next couple of weeks:

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In Pictures: 36 returns to service

Only five days after being involved in a RTC with a car in Wolverhampton battery fitted Urbos3 36 returned to service on the West Midlands Metro on Saturday 18th August. With repairs to the damaged front end completed 36 was … Continue reading

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Improved service for West Midlands Metro on Bank Holiday

Usually when a Bank Holiday arrives most tramways announce how they will be running a Sunday timetable – except for Blackpool where Bank Holidays are just another day! – but that situation has change on West Midlands Metro where it … Continue reading

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36 involved in collision with car

There is currently only one battery fitted tram available for service on West Midlands Metro after 36 was involved in a collision with a car in Wolverhampton on Monday 13th August. 36 now joins 18 on the sidelines whilst it … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress on Wolverhampton City Centre extension

Work to extend the West Midlands Metro at both ends of the current line is currently continuing at a pace. At the Wolverhampton end of the line there is a hive of activity with plenty of tracklaying in progress on … Continue reading

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Tender out for more trams for West Midlands Metro

Transport for West Midlands have started the tendering process for additional trams to cover services on the numerous extensions of West Midlands Metro now under construction and planning. They are initially looking for 18 trams with the option for a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another battery tram enters service on West Midlands Metro

The third West Midlands Metro Urbos3 with batteries installed has entered revenue earning service with 36 returning to action on Thursday 2nd August. It was only in service briefly before returning to depot but this day also made history for … Continue reading

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Midland Metro hoardings runner-up in national awards

Hoardings surrounding Midland Metro extension works have been named as runner-up in a national competition. Yes you read that right, we are discussing hoardings! What can we say, its been a slow news week!

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Group tickets launched in Nottingham and West Midlands

With school now out for summer a couple of the UK’s tram systems have launched special group ticket offers to help families make the most of the holiday season. Both Nottingham Express Transit and West Midlands Metro have extended the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro makes its mark

31 became the very first Urbos 3 to receive the new blue livery vinyls when it entered service during the evening peak on Monday 16th July and was then used in service again the following day. We featured the first … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest Wolverhampton extension trackwork

Since we reported on the laying of the first track on Piper’s Row as part of the Wolverhampton City Centre extension further progress has been made with more track now in place. As we have mentioned previously the work on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blue is the colour as West Midlands Metro new livery unveiled

Some three weeks after Midland Metro became West Midlands Metro the new livery has been unveiled and it would be fair to say its very blue! Battery fitted 31 is the tram which has received the vinyls first off with … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro extensions approach next stage of construction

Currently of all the tram systems in the UK the one which is about to undergo the biggest expansion is West Midlands Metro with work underway on two lines – and more to come in the forthcoming years – at … Continue reading

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