Category Archives: Midland Metro

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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In Pictures: Midland Metro Urbos 3 27 on test

After several months out of service – following a collision with a road vehicle in Wolverhampton – Urbos 3 27 is nearing a return to service with the tram undergoing a test run on Friday 10th February.

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Lorry gets stuck on Midland Metro tracks

Midland Metro services were into Birmingham City Centre were suspended for nearly six hours on Tuesday 31st January after a lorry driver got lost which ended up which his vehicle becoming stuck on the grassed section of track between Bull … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 12

Off to the West Midlands for this edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at one of the original T69 trams which operated on Midland Metro.

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Passenger numbers up on Midland Metro

New figures reported by the Wolverhampton Express and Star have shown that Midland Metro is more popular than ever with more than a million passengers being carried on the line in November and December – a 300,000 increase. The increased … Continue reading

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Work starts on Brierley Hill Midland Metro extension

Work has started on the proposed Midland Metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill with the Midland Metro Alliance starting to clear vegetation from overgrown areas of the disused former South Staffordshire Railway line. This will allow for full structural … Continue reading

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Urbos3 18 bids adios to Midland Metro – for now

Midland Metro’s Urbos 3 18 has left Wednesbury Depot to return to Spain for the fitting of batteries to allow its eventual operation on sections of line which will not have overhead wires installed. All of the trams will carry … Continue reading

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Snow Hill becomes St Chads

A new year has equalled a new stop name in Birmingham City Centre with the stop adjacent to Snow Hill station now known as St Chads. The change was made from New Year’s Day and is said to more reflect … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 06

As its nearly Christmas we have some wintery images for our last visit to the archives for 2016 as we are on Midland Metro. The subject of this edition of Picture in Time is T69 06 which had been in … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2016-17

This is your complete one-stop guide to services being operated on all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2016-17. The differences in services being offered is plain to see from … Continue reading

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New year, new fares for Midland Metro

Monday 2nd January 2017 will see the introduction of new fares for Midland Metro and although the cost of off-peak travel (including the day ticket), the city hop fare and group daysavers will not see a change there will be … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton utility diversion work to start in new year

The scheme to bring Midland Metro further into Wolverhampton City Centre will see a major step forward in early 2017 with the start of the utility diversion stage. From 9th January the work will start in Pipers Row with a … Continue reading

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Urbos 3 25 involved in collision

On Thursday 9th December Midland Metro Urbos 3 25 was involved in a collision with a Police car in Wolverhampton causing minor damage to the tram. The collision happened by the wishbone bridge with the Police car – which was … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 04

We take a trip to Wolverhampton for our latest archive image as part of Picture in Time as we feature an image of one of the T69s in action in the year 2000.

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Urbos 3s receive window vinyls…

…But don’t worry they don’t block the whole window! As has become the norm on many public transport vehicles – buses as well as trams – many of the Urbos 3s which operate the service on Midland Metro have, over … Continue reading

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Midland Metro delays after car driven onto tracks

Midland Metro services were unable to travel into Birmingham City Centre for around three hours on Sunday 6th November after a car was driven onto the tracks at Snow Hill becoming wedged and requiring the Fire Service to free it. … Continue reading

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Improved timetable for Midland Metro

A slightly improved weekday service will be introduced on Midland Metro from Monday 31st October. The main highlight of the new timetable will be an additional service for Wolverhampton St George’s from Wednesbury Parkway at 0708 returning to Grand Central … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 17 finally enters service on Midland Metro

Having been in the UK for almost three years the oldest Urbos 3 has finally entered service on Midland Metro. 17 was used in passenger service for the very first time as one of the evening peak extras on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Midland Metro Alliance apply for Birmingham Eastside extension TWAO

Plans to extend Midland Metro from Bull Street to Digbeth – the Birmingham Eastside extension – have moved a step forward following the application by the Midland Metro Alliance, on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), for a … Continue reading

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