Category Archives: Midland Metro

Overhead problems cause delays for Midland Metro

Services on Midland Metro were disrupted on Saturday 17th June after a pole arm supporting the overhead wire near to The Crescent came down, bringing the overhead wires with it. Following this incident all trams from Grand Central were terminated … Continue reading

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Trams lead the way for passenger satisfaction in the UK

It seems that if you want to satisfied about your morning commute the only way to travel is by tram! The latest Passenger Focus survey has shown that on average across the UK (except for on London Tramlink) passengers have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork begins on Midland Metro

The long six month closure between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s on Midland Metro has begun as planned. The last trams ran the full length of the line on Saturday 10th June with the trackwork starting the following day with … Continue reading

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Pop stars take over trams for BBC Music Day

Passengers on some of the UK’s light rail systems may have been surprised to hear some familiar voices in an unlikely setting on Thursday 15th June, as part of the celebrations for BBC Music Day. One of the more unusual … Continue reading

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A couple more Photo Galleries have been added this week:

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Teenager dies after being hit by tram at Kenrick Park

A 19 year man has died after being hit by a tram on Midland Metro close to Kenrick Park tramstop on Sunday 4th June at approximately 1940. Reports have said that the teenager was already on the tracks in dark … Continue reading

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Anniversaries celebrated on Midland Metro and Edinburgh

The past week has seen anniversaries celebrated on both Midland Metro and Edinburgh Trams, although in the case of the former especially celebrated would probably be the wrong word! For Midland Metro the end of May marks the 18th anniversary … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 02

Today Picture in Time takes us to the West Midlands for another look at one of the original T69 trams used on the Midland Metro network – this time around it is no. 02.

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Midland Metro closure confirmed to start on 11th June

The previously announced Midland Metro closure between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s has been confirmed as starting from Sunday 11th June with the hope that it will be completed in time for Christmas.

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we have another three new Photo Galleries added to the site:

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro construction work

An archive image with a difference for Picture in Time today as we feature an image without a tram in sight during the construction of Midland Metro.

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Midland Metro services to terminate at Priestfield for six months

Priestfield is to become the northern terminus of Midland Metro once again from mid-June for six months to allow for further rail replacement and road surfacing work. You may remember that the line north from Priestfield to Wolverhampton St George’s … Continue reading

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Application put in to purchase land for Midland Metro Edgbaston extension

The Midland Metro Alliance – on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority – have submitted an application to the Department for Transport for the Edgbaston Extension Land Acquisition Order. This will enable the Alliance to purchase the land needed … Continue reading

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Midland Metro service change: Friday 14th to Wednesday 19th April

All Midland Metro trams will be terminating at Bull Street once again over the Easter weekend from Friday 14th April (either until the end of Monday 17th or Wednesday 19th April depending on which part of the Midland Metro website … Continue reading

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Transport for West Midlands to take direct control of Midland Metro

In an unexpected move it has been confirmed that Transport for West Midlands are to take direct control of operating Midland Metro from October 2018 when the current contract with National Express comes to an end. It is reported that … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Brierley Hill extension

One of the Midland Metro extension projects currently being progressed is that of a line from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill which would mainly use disused railway lines but would also serve Dudley Town Centre and Merry Hill. Although the extension … Continue reading

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Midland Metro set to break 7 million passenger barrier

More people than ever are travelling on Midland Metro with the Birmingham City Centre extension seeing a major increase in passenger numbers according to the latest figures released. 6.6 million passenger journeys were recorded in 2016 and the latest projections … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 15

Its another visit into the photo archives for Picture in Time and in this edition we are in the West Midlands on Midland Metro with an image taken at the northern terminus of the line, Wolverhampton St George’s.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have three small Photo Galleries for you this week:

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In Pictures: Urbos 3 27 back in service

No sooner had Midland Metro’s Urbos 3 27 undergone a test run then it returned to service with its first passenger runs in several months taking place on Saturday 11th February. Allocated to diagram three the tram left depot on … Continue reading

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