Category Archives: Midland Metro

In Pictures: Bilston Road track replacement

We are now two months into the Midland Metro closure between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s to allow for major track replacement work along Bilston Road and recent weeks have seen more progress made with one section now completed. However … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

More photos for you this week as we take a look at two more of the UK’s modern tram systems:

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In Pictures: Work continues on Bilston Road

The track replacement work on Bilston Road is still going on disrupting Midland Metro services but good progress does still seem to be being made and the chance is also being taken to install the junction between the current line … Continue reading

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Collisions in Manchester and Birmingham

The past week has seen a couple of collisions involving trams with Manchester Metrolink and Midland Metro the affected systems this time around.

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In Pictures: Bilston Road Metro works

We are now a month into the planned six month closure of Midland Metro between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s to allow for track relaying along Bilston Road. In this latest pictorial update Andy Walters brings us the latest images … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 01

Today Picture in Time is heading to Midland Metro and the tram we feature is very first T69 built and delivered for the system – 01.

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Work set to start in Wolverhampton

The much anticipated short Wolverhampton City Centre Midland Metro extension is getting closer with works set to start shortly. The first tracks for the extension are due to be installed once a survey is undertaken with traffic management to be … Continue reading

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First track laid on Bilston Road

The rapid progress being made on the track relay along Bilston Road has continued with the first sections of track being laid last weekend. The project – which only started in June – is due to take six months with … Continue reading

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Business case for Midland Metro Brierley Hill extension handed over

The business case for the extension of Midland Metro to Brierley Hill has been formally presented to the Department for Transport as plans for the line continue to progress.

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Excellent progress being made on Bilston Road

As previously reported on these very pages work to replace the track along Bilston Road commenced on Sunday 11th June with Midland Metro services curtailed at Priestfield. With the six month project now underway the Midland Metro Alliance have given … Continue reading

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Record passengers carried on UK tramways once again

It’s been a day of statistics with the Department for Transport releasing their annual light rail and tram statistic for 2016/17. The figures have shown the now inevitable increase in passenger numbers with all tramways in England enjoying increased passenger … Continue reading

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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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This week on British Trams Online

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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