Category Archives: Midland Metro

Picture in Time: Midland Metro 08

In today’s Picture in Time we are once again in the West Midlands for a view from Midland Metro with T69 08 the feature vehicle.

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Old Midland Metro track donated to Black Country Living Museum

Track replaced as part of the major relaying project on Bilston Road is set to enjoy a second life with 100 metres of rail having been donated to the Black Country Living Museum. Although at the end of its operational … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bilston Road rail replacement works

We now know where some of the old track from Bilston Road is going (see other story tonight on the Black Country Living Museum’s donation) but what of the ongoing project to replace the track to allow Midland Metro services … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work starts on installing Wolverhampton City Centre points

Over the past few weeks a good amount of preparation work has been underway for the start of the construction of the Wolverhampton City Centre extension of Midland Metro and now the first real signs of progress can be seen. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams scoops top award at Global Awards

Edinburgh Trams is officially the best tramway in the UK following its win at the Global Light Rail Awards this week. Edinburgh walked away with the Operator of the Year Award at the glittering ceremony which was held at London’s … Continue reading

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Man dies after being hit by tram at St Paul’s

A man has died after being hit by a tram at St Paul’s Midland Metro stop. The incident happened at approximately 0530 on Saturday 30th September with the Police treating the death as unexplained. Trams were only able to run … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work continues on Bilston Road

The work to replace both in and out bound tracks on Bilston Road between Priestfield and The Royal is continuing with the Midland Metro Alliance still stating that they are on schedule for the line to fully reopen by Christmas. … Continue reading

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Funding secured for Curzon Midland Metro stop

The proposed Midland Metro stop at the Birmingham Curzon HS2 railway station has moved a step forward with the news that a £27.5 million funding package has been secured. This stop will integrate the proposed HS2 station into the city … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Urbos 3 18 returns – with batteries now included!

Friday 22nd September saw the return to Midland Metro of Urbos 3 18 complete with batteries installed on the roof. This is the first of the trams to be fitted with batteries in preparation for forthcoming sections of line which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 26 leaves for repairs – Part Two!

The second half of Midland Metro’s Urbos 3 26 departed Wednesbury Depot for Wolverton Works on Thursday 21st September where it will be reunited with its other half for repair work to take place. The tram had derailed at the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Midland Metro 26 heads off for repairs

In recent months there have been two notable absentees running on Midland Metro – 18 which went off to Spain in January for the fitting of batteries and 26. It was not known why 26 hadn’t been used since June … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bilston Road track replacement

Three months into the planned six month closure of Midland Metro between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s and progress is continuing with the majority of the southbound track now laid. It is hoped that trams will return in time for … Continue reading

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Next phase of Midland Metro expansion starts

No sooner had there been confirmation of Government support for the Midland Metro Edgbaston extension than work on the next phase commenced with one of Birmingham’s most iconic statues being lifted out of Victoria Square. Iron: Man, created by Anthony … Continue reading

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In Pictures: St Chad’s lift and stairs opened

For well over a year we have been following the story of the lack of access from the Midland Metro stop at St Chad’s (or Snow Hill as originally named) with the only way to get to the stop to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 03

In this edition of Picture in Time we are back in the West Midlands for an image from Midland Metro of T69 03.

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Edgbaston Midland Metro extension gets full government go-ahead

The Department for Transport have confirmed their full support for the further extension of Midland Metro through Birmingham City Centre to Edgbaston. The government have pledged £59.8 million towards the project which combined with the £84 million already secured will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead line problems for Midland Metro

Late on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August, two separate problems were identified with the overhead on Midland Metro meaning that a severely disrupted service was able to operate to start with on Tuesday 29th August. The two sites affected were … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Earlier than usual this week but we still bring you another Photo Gallery:

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In Pictures: Bilston Road track replacement

We are now two months into the Midland Metro closure between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s to allow for major track replacement work along Bilston Road and recent weeks have seen more progress made with one section now completed. However … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

More photos for you this week as we take a look at two more of the UK’s modern tram systems:

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