Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

Enter the Metro 25th anniversary quiz to see behind the scenes at Wednesbury Depot!

Think you know all there is to know about the West Midlands Metro?! Well, a new 25th anniversary quiz has just been launched asking customers and enthusiasts to see whether they may be the ultimate fan of the tram network … Continue reading

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Winning entry announced for West Midlands Metro 25th anniversary logo

A 9 year old from Birmingham has been congratulated after winning the competition to design a logo to help the West Midlands Metro celebrate their 25th anniversary later this year. Pargunn Kaur Birring, who attends Wattville Primary School in Birmingham, … Continue reading

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Discounted Metro travel for Birmingham Pride

Anyone who has tickets for Birmingham Pride later this month will be able to enjoy a 20% discount of tram travel as part of the West Midlands Metro’s sponsorship of the event.

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In Pictures: Horseley Road stop on West Midlands Metro Dudley extension

Construction work on the Dudley and Brierley Hill extension of the West Midlands Metro has been continuing in recent weeks with activity at various locations along the line. One of those locations has been in and around where Horseley Road … Continue reading

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Out and About: West Midlands Metro – Birmingham City Centre

We head into central Birmingham for some shots of the West Midlands Metro in this edition of “Out and About”.

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 37 returns to Wednesbury

Its another case of one tram out from Wednesbury and one in for the West Midlands as just a couple of days after 17 left, 37 comes back from Worksop. This latest move was on Friday 3rd May and sees … Continue reading

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Judging underway for West Midlands Metro 25th anniversary logo competition

Over 100 entries have been received by West Midlands Metro as they look to find a special logo for their 25th anniversary which will be celebrated this year. The deadline for submissions for primary school children was on Monday 29th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 17 departs from Wednesbury once again

It looks like West Midlands Metro Urbos3 17 is at least a partial fan of the hokey-cokey as its in, out from Wednesbury Depot continued on Wednesday 1st May 2024 as it departed once again for further storage at Worksop. … Continue reading

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Dogs on West Midlands Metro trial a success

Well-behaved dogs will still be able to travel on the West Midlands Metro after it was announced that the extended trial has been a success and would be extended permanently.

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In Pictures: Birmingham Eastside extension works move to Moor Street Queensway

The construction of the West Midlands Metro Birmingham Eastside extension is now entering a new phase with work starting on Moor Street Queensway with road closures (and bus stop changes) being introduced from early April in preparation for the work. … Continue reading

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Out and About: West Midlands Metro – last tram into service

Off to the West Midlands Metro for this edition of “Out and About”.

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WMM engineer to appear on Masterchef!

A West Midlands Metro engineer will be swapping his spanner for a spoon this week as he serves up a selection of delicious dishes for judges on the BBC’s Masterchef. Conor Moon will be battling to get through the Heats … Continue reading

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Another milestone for West Midlands Metro Dudley extension

We don’t even have work completed on the first phase of the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill via Dudley West Midlands Metro extension yet we’re still able to celebrate a milestone in phase two of the route. The historic Parkhead Viaduct … Continue reading

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More details released on future of Midland Metro 16

Last November we reported on an unexpected tram move which saw former Midland Metro T69 16 moved from its long-term storage home of Long Marston to the Very Light Rail Innovation Centre in Dudley. Although it was known that it … Continue reading

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Metro to play key role in West Midlands major investment for a green transport revolution

Could we be seeing even more extensions to the West Midlands Metro network? With work underway on both the Birmingham Eastside and Wednesbury-Dudley-Brierley Hill lines, plans by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) could see even more built as part of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Track down in Digbeth

The press releases on the Birmingham Eastside West Midlands Metro extension keep telling us about the progress being made on the construction of the route in various locations whilst also reminding us that it will be some time before trams … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Round-up of Easter work on West Midlands Metro

Services on the West Midlands Metro returned to normality (or the normality we’ve come to expect in recent months since the opening of the Wolverhampton Railway Station extension) on Wednesday 10th April as expected following the major works which were … Continue reading

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Metro anniversary celebrations launched with design competition

With 30th May marking the 25th anniversary of the West Midlands Metro the birthday celebrations have been kicked off with a competition aimed at primary schools across the region. Local primary schools are being asked to submit designs for a … Continue reading

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Out and About: More West Midlands Metro – January 2024

In this edition of “Out and About” we are off to the West Midlands Metro in January 2024. This was a milestone trip out for regular British Trams Online contributor, Ken Jones, as it marked the first time he was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead line works on West Midlands Metro

Back on Sunday 17th March there was a closure of the West Midlands Metro between Black Lake and Edgbaston Village with work taking place to replace overhead wires. The closure was initially only due to be in place until midday … Continue reading

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