Category Archives: Midland Metro

Transport for West Midlands to take direct control of Midland Metro

In an unexpected move it has been confirmed that Transport for West Midlands are to take direct control of operating Midland Metro from October 2018 when the current contract with National Express comes to an end. It is reported that … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Brierley Hill extension

One of the Midland Metro extension projects currently being progressed is that of a line from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill which would mainly use disused railway lines but would also serve Dudley Town Centre and Merry Hill. Although the extension … Continue reading

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Midland Metro set to break 7 million passenger barrier

More people than ever are travelling on Midland Metro with the Birmingham City Centre extension seeing a major increase in passenger numbers according to the latest figures released. 6.6 million passenger journeys were recorded in 2016 and the latest projections … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 15

Its another visit into the photo archives for Picture in Time and in this edition we are in the West Midlands on Midland Metro with an image taken at the northern terminus of the line, Wolverhampton St George’s.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have three small Photo Galleries for you this week:

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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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This week on British Trams Online

We have a Photo Gallery for you this week:

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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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