Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

Overhead issues cause West Midlands Metro suspension

Services on the West Midlands Metro into Birmingham City Centre were suspended for much of Sunday 2nd May 2021 after “damage to the overhead lines”. The news of the damage was first made on the West Midlands Metro Twitter account … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro 39 arrives at Wednesbury

The first of 21 new trams to cater for the ever expanding West Midlands Metro network has arrived at Wednesbury Depot. 39 was delivered to the depot on Wednesday 28th April having set out from Spain earlier in the week … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro and Seaton Tramway back government Kick Start scheme

Young unemployed people are being given the opportunity to get their first steps on the job ladder thanks to the government’s Kickstart scheme – and both the Seaton Tramway and West Midlands Metro are backing the scheme which is aimed … Continue reading

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Final piece of track welded into place on Birmingham Westside extension

As milestones of a project go its pretty major, and now the last piece of track for the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension of the West Midlands Metro has been welded into place. The final piece to be … Continue reading

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Service frequency increased on West Midlands Metro again

After a month and a bit running at a reduced frequency on a temporary timetable, West Midlands Metro services have returned to the more regular timetable as the next stage of the English roadmap out of Coronavirus restrictions was hit … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Just Eat no more on West Midlands Metro!

During February and March 2021 the two trams which advertised Just Eat on the West Midlands Metro network lost these vinyls leaving them devoid of adverts for the first time since they went all blue in October 2019.

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Work on next West Midlands Metro extension to get underway later this spring

The expansion of the West Midlands Metro sees no signs of abating with the news that the main construction works on the Birmingham Eastside extensions is set to get underway later this spring. The first works will see a new … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 27th March 2021

Two Photo Galleries this week, one which is different to our normal offerings as it features a monorail in the USA while the other is on more familiar ground in the West Midlands:

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 34

In this “Lockdown Walks” we head into Birmingham City Centre for a view at the current end of the line.

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More DfT funding for English light rail systems

The Department for Transport have confirmed that a further £33 million in emergency Coronavirus funding is to be awarded to the six English light rail systems outside of London (London Tramlink and the Docklands Light Railway are supported through the … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro welcomes the first 5G tram

Since the middle of February new JAB codes have been seen around the West Midlands Metro network – both on tram 35 and also at various stops along the line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. It has now been revealed that … Continue reading

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Construction to resume on Wolverhampton City Centre extension

Over the past few months there has been plenty of construction work going on to extend the West Midlands Metro network with excellent progress being made on phase two of the Birmingham Westside line along with the starting of work … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 13th March 2021

Its another look back for this week’s set of photos as we feature Midland Metro in both 2006 and 2007.

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New timetable for West Midlands Metro from 15th March

There will be a new temporary timetable running on the West Midlands Metro from Monday 15th March – with the frequency of trams Monday to Saturday being reduced from the current every 8 minutes for most of the day to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tramstops progress on Birmingham Westside extension

The next new tram line due to open in the UK is likely to be the second phase of the West Midlands Metro Birmingham Westside extension with service due to commence between Library and Hagley Road, Edgbaston at some point … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New look for West Midlands Metro 19

We mentioned at the end of last month that the last of hybrid liveried trams on the West Midlands Metro had finally got the full blue livery and now we show you the finished product! Urbos3 19 received the full … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 16

And after 16 weeks we finally reach the last of the original Midland Metro trams as this latest series of “Whatever Happened To?” comes to and end with no. 16.

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Livery changes in Manchester and West Midlands Metro

The past few weeks and months have seen a few livery changes on both Manchester Metrolink and West Midlands Metro which we haven’t reported on so let’s remedy that in this article!

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Go-ahead given for new transport interchange in Dudley

A new bus and tram interchange is to be built in Dudley on the site of the current bus station following approval by West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) leaders. The interchange is due to open in 2023 – the same … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro bring forward work to get ready for when restrictions are lifted

Over last weekend there was a suspension of the West Midlands Metro service to allow for some essential maintenance works to take place – and it has now been confirmed these works were brought forward from when originally planned to … Continue reading

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