Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

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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In Pictures: Track laying in Wolverhampton

We reported a few days ago about the start of tracklaying in Wolverhampton City Centre for the extension of West Midlands Metro and now we can bring you photos of the latest progress on this work. This is just one … Continue reading

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More overhead woes on West Midlands Metro

Copy and paste here…Well, that is exactly how it feels at the moment as there have been more problems with the overhead of the West Midlands Metro today (Wednesday 11th July) causing yet more issues for regular and irregular travellers … Continue reading

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Repairs completed as normal service is resumed

Normal service was finally resumed on West Midlands Metro shortly after 1800 on Tuesday 10th July following the completion of repairs to the overhead just to the north of Winson Green Outer Circle stop. As we reported yesterday a fault … Continue reading

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It’s happened again – more overhead problems on West Midlands Metro

Long suffering commuters on West Midlands Metro are having to change trams once again to complete their journeys with yet more overhead line problems. The issue has again happened close to Handsworth Booth Street, although it isn’t known whether this … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you another couple of Photo Galleries this week:

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First track laid as part of Wolverhampton City Centre extension

Whilst there were problems on the current West Midlands Metro network there was a reason for celebration on one of the extensions as the first section of track was laid in Wolverhampton City Centre. This line – which will run … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Second battery operated tram enters service

West Midlands Metro now has two battery fitted trams in its main operational fleet with 31 re-entering revenue earning service on Thursday 5th July – a day which saw a full service resume although there were still speed restrictions following … Continue reading

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More overhead problems on West Midlands Metro

There may be a new name in town but the UK’s most problematic overhead has once again reared its head with a revised service having to operate on West Midlands Metro after an issue was found with the overhead late … Continue reading

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