Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

Livery changes in Manchester and West Midlands Metro

The past few weeks and months have seen a few livery changes on both Manchester Metrolink and West Midlands Metro which we haven’t reported on so let’s remedy that in this article!

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Go-ahead given for new transport interchange in Dudley

A new bus and tram interchange is to be built in Dudley on the site of the current bus station following approval by West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) leaders. The interchange is due to open in 2023 – the same … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro bring forward work to get ready for when restrictions are lifted

Over last weekend there was a suspension of the West Midlands Metro service to allow for some essential maintenance works to take place – and it has now been confirmed these works were brought forward from when originally planned to … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 15

Today “Whatever Happened To?” is again taking a look at one of the original Midland Metro T69s.

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 14

Its another look at one of the original Midland Metro trams for this edition of “Whatever Happened To?” as we now reach no. 14.

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Main construction works in Dudley to get underway soon

We seem to have been reporting on the West Midlands Metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill for quite a while with very little tangible progress having been seen on the ground – but all that is set to change … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro upgrade works: 20th & 21st February 2021

There will be disruption to services on the West Midlands Metro network between 2030 on Saturday 20th and the end of the service on Sunday 21st February as a result of essential maintenance works. As a result of these works … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 13

Unlucky for some today’s Midland Metro T69 which is featured in “Whatever Happened To?” is no. 13.

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West Midlands Metro staff offered rapid tests in latest Covid response

Midland Metro Limited – operator of the West Midlands Metro – have joined forces with the public health team at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to help make the tram even safer with the offer of rapid testing to West Midlands … Continue reading

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Planning application submitted for expansion of Wednesbury Depot

Since the now West Midlands Metro network opened in 1999 all the trams have been kept and maintained at the depot in Wednesbury with 21 Urbos3 trams currently part of the fleet. Looking to the future and with additional trams … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 12

In this edition of “Whatever Happened To?” we take a look at another of the original trams which operated on the Midland Metro when it first opened in 1999 – the T69s.

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Morning restrictions for West Midlands concessionary pass holders on their way to vaccinations

Concessionary pass holders in the West Midlands will be able to travel for free before 0930 as they travel for their Cocid-19 vaccination following an agreement between Transport for West Midlands, West Midlands Combined Authority and transport operators. Several vaccination … Continue reading

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Another bridge demolished as work on Brierley Hill Metro line continues

So far most of the work to construct the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill line of the West Midlands Metro has mainly consisted of demolition and so it is again with another bridge being removed in the latest sign of progress. … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 11

As we continue this series looking at what has become of the Midland Metro T69s we reach the only of the trams which has been officially preserved.

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First look at what trams in Dudley will look like

The Midland Metro Alliance – who plan and construct extensions of the West Midlands Metro on behalf of Transport for West Midlands – have released a computer generated video to show what the trams will look like as they travel … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 10

Its time for another edition of “Whatever Happened To?” as we continue our look at the Midland Metro T69s.

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In Pictures: More from the Birmingham Westside extension

Work is continuing on the construction of the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension between Library and Hagley Road in Edgbaston, due to open later in 2021. In this latest pictorial article we take a look at the latest … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 09

We continue our way through the Midland Metro T69s to see what has happened to them since their withdrawal.

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West Midlands Metro services delayed after taxi gets stuck on the tracks

Services on the West Midlands Metro into Birmingham City Centre were suspended for over three hours on Saturday 2nd January after a taxi became stuck on the tracks just beyond the stop at St Chad’s. The taxi was found on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest from the Birmingham Westside extension

The West Midlands Metro Birmingham Westside extension (phase two) looks likely to be the next UK tram line to open to the public (due to be somewhen in 2021 although no specific date or even time of year has probably … Continue reading

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