Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

Major concrete pour marks another milestone in Birmingham Westside extension

A significant step in the construction of the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension on the West Midlands Metro has been reached following the largest continuous concrete pour of the project. More than 230m of concrete was laid along … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink bucks the trend as light rail journeys fall

Its that time of year again when the Department for Transport release details of journeys taken on light rail across England – and its not good news with a significant fall in the total number of journeys on all systems … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

Its been a while since we had a round-up of the service being operated on operating tramways and light rail systems in the British Isles (by which we mean those which operate primarily as public transport and not heritage systems … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton City Centre extension update

A few days ago we took a look at recent progress on the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension and in this latest article we are at the other end of the West Midlands Metro network with images taken … Continue reading

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Brierley Hill West Midlands Metro line extension works to reach Sandwell

Whilst a lot of our West Midlands Metro extension attention has been drawn towards the second phase of the Birmingham Westside line it shouldn’t be forgotten that the first stages of work on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill line are … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birmingham Westside construction works continue

When the lockdown restrictions were first introduced in England, work on the West Midlands Metro Birmingham Westside extension (phase two to Hagley Road, Edgbaston) was briefly suspended before getting underway again after a couple of weeks with full social distancing … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 31 & 27

Today it is the turn of the West Midlands Metro for one of our “Lockdown Walks”.

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New ticket range to be launched on West Midlands Metro

With people likely to be travelling in different ways over, at least, the next few months, the West Midlands Metro have announced that they will be launching a range of new tickets on the My Metro App including the Flex … Continue reading

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Another increase in services ahead for Metrolink

As part of the “Safely Reopening GM” guidelines released by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, local businesses and transport leaders this week it has been confirmed that there will there be a further increase of the service on the Metrolink … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 35

The location for today’s “Lockdown Walk” is the West Midlands Metro.

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More changes on the way across the UK

Change, constant and quick moving change at that!, seems to be buzz word at the moment on various UK tram networks with yet more service and ticketing amendments on the way in the coming days and weeks. In this latest … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 36

Continuing our series of photos taken on “Lockdown Walks” we head to the West Midlands Metro network again today.

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Government confirm more support for trams and light rail

In a normal world, weekend announcements from the Department for Transport for new projects and funding are pretty rare but as we are in a very different environment at the moment the “new normal” means announcements come at you from … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 26

Today we take another trip to the West Midlands Metro to see the service still operating for those needing to make essential journeys during these extraordinary times.

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TfL awarded government funding package

Usually the perception is London gets funding first and then the rest of the country has to wait to follow at a later date but during this Coronavirus pandemic it has been rather different with the regions transport undertakings being … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro to increase serve frequency slightly

With the slight easing of restrictions by the government this week thee is expected to be an increase in the number of passengers travelling by public transport as additional people will have no choice but to do so in order … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 27

For our latest “Lockdown Walk” we are back on the West Midlands Metro for another look at one of the Urbos3s in service.

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Andy Burnham hits out at government support

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has become the latest official across the UK to criticise promised government support saying the funding being offered to help Manchester Metrolink doesn’t go far enough and without more decisions will have to be … Continue reading

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Transport for West Midlands launch survey for post-lockdown services

Even when lockdown measures are gradually relaxed in the coming months there is undeniably going to be a change in people’s travel arrangements (with many people now working from home it is likely to be quite an attractive proposition to … Continue reading

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Overhead line works on the way for West Midlands Metro

There will be a change to the service on the West Midlands Metro between 2100 on Saturday 9th May and 1000 on Sunday 10th May to allow for overhead line works to take place between Jewellery Quarter and St Chads. … Continue reading

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