Category Archives: Midland Metro

Fares to increase on Midland Metro

As from Tuesday 2nd January 2018 most fares will be increased on Midland Metro although City Hop and Group Fares will remain frozen at 2017 prices. In all cases all fares will still be cheaper for those paying by Swift … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More snow for Midland Metro

After its first dusting of snow the West Midlands has continued to be at the forefront of the heavier snowfall for the country (as far as trams are concerned anyway) with two more periods of the white stuff falling on … Continue reading

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Plans for new Midland Metro penalty fare approved

A new £70 penalty charge for passengers travelling on Midland Metro without a ticket is set to be introduced by the end of 2018 after the West Midlands Combined Authority board approved the plan. This new charge would replace the … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Birmingham City Centre extension

It may not have expanded as much as some of the other UK second generation tram systems (yet – that will be for our next big anniversary maybe!) but one of the main achievements of the Midland Metro system over … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Let it snow on Midland Metro!

Friday 8th December saw the first significant dusting of snow to fall in the UK this winter period (even though it isn’t actually officially winter yet!). One tramway to be affected was Midland Metro although despite the falling of the … Continue reading

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They’re back! Trams return to Wolverhampton early!

After 177 days trams are once again running all the way between Grand Central and Wolverhampton St George’s after the early completion of testing and commissioning along Bilston Road. Despite the first major snowfall of the winter the full service … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Testing underway on Bilston Road

As previously publicised Bilston Road was reopened to traffic from Saturday 2nd December following the completion of the major track relay project between Priestfield and The Royal. Although the road is reopened this doesn’t mean that trams are running back … Continue reading

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For sale! 15 Midland Metro T69s

The end of the line has been reached for 15 of the 16 Midland Metro T69s with the news that Transport for West Midlands are to sell them by auction early in 2018. Withdrawn between 2006 and 2015 the T69s … Continue reading

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First tram runs along Bilston Road since June!

The sight of trams running along Bilston Road is set to become a regular feature once again with the track relaying project rapidly approaching a conclusion. The road will be reopened to traffic from Saturday 2nd December after which time … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nearly there on Bilston Road!

After over five months of disruption the end is now very much in sight on the track replacement project along Bilston Road with just a few final pieces of the jigsaw to be completed before the road is fully reopened … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have more photos for you this week as we add two all new galleries plus add a few more photos to an existing collection:

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In Pictures: Excellent progress on Bilston Road works

With work on replacing the track along Bilston Road now approaching an end – the road is due to be opened to the public again from Saturday 2nd December with a hoped for return of trams 10 days later – … Continue reading

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Brierley Hill Metro extension gets funding

Trams could be running to Brierley Hill from 2023 after confirmation of £250 million worth of funding which will enable the extension from Wednesbury to be constructed. The money will be coming from the Transforming Cities Fund which was given … Continue reading

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Midland Metro on track to return to Wolverhampton in December

It may have appeared to the naked eye that progress on the track replacement along Bilston Road has been slow but it has now been confirmed that an end is in sight for the completion of the project. Subject to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Urbos3 18 breaks cover

Since returning from Spain following the fitting of batteries Midland Metro’s Urbos3 18 has rarely been seen outside in daylight with it being kept undercover in between test runs (which have now begun overnight). However, that all changed on Monday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Burst water main causes Midland Metro suspension

In the early hour of Monday 13th November a burst water main was discovered in Birmingham City Centre on the corner of Bull Street and Corporation Street. Despite only apparently being a minor leak the water from the pipe covered … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bilston Road trackworks carry on

The deadline for reopening Midland Metro through to Wolverhampton St George’s is now rapidly approaching – in time for Christmas is the plan – which means good progress should be able to be seen along Bilston Road and at the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Dartmouth Street trackwork on Midland Metro

As we mentioned last week there was a temporary closure on Midland Metro on 5th November to allow for a short section of track at Dartmouth Street to be relaid. The trackbed had been sinking here for a while because … Continue reading

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In Pictures: And still the works continue on Bilston Road

Our weekly look at recent progress on the track relay project along Bilston Road between Priestfield and The Royal as the steady rate of work continues ahead of the planned return of trams before Christmas. Attention is continuing on both … Continue reading

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More trackwork on Midland Metro

It isn’t just the section of Midland Metro along Bilston Road that is to see engineering works this weekend with no trams running between Black Lake and West Bromwich Central on Sunday 5th November.

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