Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

In Pictures: And the batteries keep on coming

No sooner had 35 become the latest West Midlands Metro Urbos 3 to enter service with batteries than attention has turned towards the seventh of the 21 strong class. This time the tram chosen is the other named tram – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 35 returns to service with batteries

Tuesday 11th December also saw another tram return to action, this time it was West Midlands Metro 35 which ran in passenger service for the first time since it had batteries fitted. This is the sixth battery fitted tram to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest images from Pinfold Street, Birmingham

With work continuing on extension construction work on three different systems – Blackpool, Manchester and West Midlands Metro – we take a look at recent progress at the Birmingham end of West Midlands Metro where there has been a concentration … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

A trio of Photo Galleries have been added this week as part of the main site update:

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In Pictures: Bradley Lane Park and Ride under construction

A new Park and Ride site is currently being constructed on the West Midlands Metro adjacent to the stop at Bradley Lane and in this pictorial update we show the current progress on the work which is due to be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Batteries installed on 35

The battery revolution on the West Midlands Metro is continuing with the next tram to have received them – the sixth of the class – being 35. The CAF built tram has not yet entered service but has been spotted … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro Birmingham Westside extension

We recently took a look at the West Midlands Metro extension works at the Wolverhampton end of the line and today we head to the other end of the line for some views of recent progress on the extension at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton City Centre extension construction

As we’ve reported over the past few months there is currently West Midlands Metro extension works ongoing at both ends of the current line and in this article Martin Miller brings us a pictorial update on what is happening in … Continue reading

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Brierley Hill Metro extension progresses

The currently unfunded West Midlands Metro extension between Wednesbury and Brierley Hill continues to progress with the next stage of the project now underway. This is seeing utility investigation works take place along the proposed route which will help to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Battery trams – and then there were five!

West Midlands Metro are now the proud operators of five battery fitted trams following the return to service of 28. The tram continues to run in the old Network West Midlands livery of Magenta and White – still leaving 31 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Pinfold Street Metro extension works

With work to extend West Midlands Metro towards Edgbaston continuing, Pinfold Street is a hive of activity with a floating slab being installed to prevent vibration in this narrow street where trams will be running at some point in 2019 … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 09 & 08

Today we are back in the West Midlands for another image from the past featuring two of the original T69 trams on Midland Metro.

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In Pictures: All change at Grand Central

As previously featured on these pages, up until next summer, all trams at Grand Central will be arriving at departing at platform 1 to allow for the continuation of construction work of the extension of West Midlands Metro which will … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram at Kenrick Park

A woman has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a tram at Kenrick Park on West Midlands Metro. She was hit by a tram at approximately 1140 on Thursday 11th October and was taken to Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital by … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 21 makes it four battery trams in service

West Midlands Metro are now the proud owners of four battery fitted trams following the return to service of 21 for the first time since it underwent the installation at Wednesbury Depot. The tram retains the old Magenta based Network … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New arrangements at Grand Central

Since 24th September all arrivals and departures at Grand Central on West Midlands Metro have been using the same platform, the platform which is closest to Birmingham New Street station. This is because there are construction works in progress to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The old Birmingham Snow Hill terminus

On Saturday 24th October 2015 the last Midland Metro (as it was then called) services ran into the original Birmingham Snow Hill terminus with the city centre extension soon connected and trams finally running into the city centre. The closure … Continue reading

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Change of departure platform at Grand Central

From Monday 24th September works to connect the current West Midlands Metro line on Stephenson Street with the extension to Centenary Square and Edgbaston will see a change of platform for all services running to Wolverhampton St George’s. From this … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 12

The West Midlands is the location for the latest edition of Picture in Time as we head back to 2004 for an image taken on Midland Metro.

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Next stage of Birmingham Westside extension to start

Monday 3rd September will see the next stage of works to extend West Midlands Metro start with Paradise Circus closed to traffic in both directions. This is part of the Birmingham Westside extension from Victoria Square to Centenary Square.

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