Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

In Pictures: 20 receives West Midlands Metro blue

There are now nine trams in the full blue livery on West Midlands Metro with 20 the latest to have received the vinyls, debuting its new look on Monday 19th August. 20 had only returned to service for the first … Continue reading

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In Pictures: T69 16 leaves Wednesbury for the last time

As had been announced a few days beforehand Midland Metro T69 16 was loaded up for departure from Wednesbury Depot on Monday 19th August – a day which turned out to be a busy one on the West Midlands Metro … Continue reading

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31 involved in collision on Bilston Road

There was major disruption on West Midlands Metro after a car collided with Urbos3 31 on Bilston Road – causing the front of the tram to be derailed and the car to overturn. The collision happened at approximately 0820 on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another blue tram on West Midlands Metro

And still they keep coming! There are now eight trams on the West Midlands Metro to carry the full new blue livery with 35 the latest to have received the vinyls, first noted in service in this condition on Friday … Continue reading

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The last T69 to leave Wednesbury

A little over four years since it last operated in passenger service it has been confirmed that Midland Metro T69 16 is to leave Wednesbury Depot for storage at Long Marston on Monday 19th August. Since withdrawal 16 has remained … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 20 back in service

20, the latest tram to have been fitted with batteries on the West Midlands Metro, has now returned to service with it first being noted being used for revenue earning service on Wednesday 14th August having been seen on test … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More blue trams on the West Midlands Metro

You turn your back for five minutes and suddenly the number of blue trams on the West Midland Metro increase still further! We last reported on the fifth fully blue liveried tram (29) which returned to action in the new … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birmingham Westside extension works continue

Earlier this month we reported on the plans for the Birmingham Westside extension of the West Midlands Metro with services due to start by the end of the year and testing commencing this month and now we can see how … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Ozzy Osbourne name returns on 37

When West Midlands Metro 37 returned to service in the full blue vinyl wrap livery there was one thing missing from its previous look – its name! Named Ozzy Osborne on 26th May 2016 by the man himself it had … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another Blue tram enters service in the West Midlands

The fifth fully West Midlands Metro liveried Urbos3 tram is now in service with the latest example of the 21 strong class being 29. As with all blue liveried trams so far 29 is one of the trams which has … Continue reading

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Birmingham Westside works continues towards an opening this year

Various high-level local politicians and members of the Midland Metro project team have been in Birmingham City Centre this week inspecting the latest progress on the Birmingham Westside extension from Grand Central to Centenary Square. The work is now said … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 01

This week our modern tram archive image comes from the early days of Midland Metro – just a little over four months since the line had opened to the public.

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In Pictures: The Blue revolution continues on West Midlands Metro

There are now four all blue trams on the West Midlands Metro with 23 the latest of the Urbos3 trams to receive the new livery vinyls. A tram had been spotted in the depot shed at Wednesbury last week but … Continue reading

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Innovative training scheme boosts West Midlands Metro

Recruitment for the expanding West Midlands Metro network has recently received a boost thanks to an innovative training scheme. West Midlands Metro have joined forces with two local colleges to drive an initiative aimed at equipping people with the skills … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 11

The year is 2014 and the system is Midland Metro as we take a look at special liveried 11 in action.

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Hot weather causes tram delays

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice if you’re in the UK at the moment but it has been a tad warm over the past few days! Whilst it is nice to have a little bit of sun and warmth (but … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 37 goes blue on West Midlands Metro

As we expected at the start of the week there are now three fully blue trams on West Midlands Metro with 37 having now been revealed as the third of the Urbos3 trams to receive the full vinyl wrap. In … Continue reading

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More battery trams on the way on West Midlands Metro

It’s been nearly a month since we saw the last battery fitted tram enter service on West Midlands Metro but in the meantime they have been busy in the workshops at Wednesbury as not one but two more trams are … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro construction

We head back to July 1998 for this week’s modern tram edition of Picture in Time although there isn’t a tram in sight.

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In Pictures: A Blue Monday for West Midlands Metro 17

Ever since Urbos 3 31 was unveiled in the new house style of West Midlands Metro back in July 2018 it has been a case of waiting and wondering when the next tram may receive the full vinyls. There have … Continue reading

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