Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

In Pictures: Works in Birmingham City Centre

It looks as if it just as well that tram services haven’t resumed beyond Bull Street in Birmingham City Centre as over the past week there has been further work taking place around the tram tracks. This has included work … Continue reading

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Zones on the way for ticketing on the West Midlands Metro

How ticket prices are calculated for travel on the West Midlands Metro is set to change from Spring 2022 it has been announced with new Ticket Zones due to be introduced. With the aim of providing greater fairness and flexibility … Continue reading

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More utility diversion works on Birmingham Eastside extension

We saw a few days ago recent progress on the construction works for the Birmingham Eastside extension on the West Midlands Metro and it has now been confirmed that further utility diversion works are now underway on Meriden Street. These … Continue reading

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Trams to return to Library by end of January!

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for. West Midlands Metro services will run between Bull Street and Library again by the end of January – which will be a full six months since passengers could last travel on that section. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 45 enters service on West Midlands Metro

45 has become the fifth of the new Urbos 100 trams to enter service on the West Midlands Metro – being used in service for the first time on Thursday 13th January 2022. 45 follows on from 38, 39, 40 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work continues on the Birmingham Eastside extension

After the flurry of activity during the second half of 2021 – mainly to install the junction with the existing city centre line at Bull Street/Corporation Street – we’ve been a bit quiet on the construction works in connection with … Continue reading

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Merry Hill utility upgrade work to get underway in new year

Work to uncover and upgrade utilities close to Merry Hill in preparation for the constriction of the West Midlands Metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill is set to get underway early in 2022. The work will be close to … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2021/2

Although we are now entering a period with additional restrictions amid a new Coronavirus variant if you need to get out the house over the Christmas and New Year period (whilst taking all the necessary precautions to slow the spread) … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Urbos 100s continue to stretch their legs

As we have seen over the past week or so since services on the West Midlands Metro resumed on 15th December, the new Urbos 100 trams (number 38 up) have been used fairly regularly in passenger service with now four … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 42 enters service – then fails on its second day!

The fourth of the eight Urbos 100 trams already delivered by CAF to the West Midlands Metro has entered service with 42 carrying its first passengers on Saturday 18th December. It managed a full day on this date although when … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th December 2021

Its our last “main site” update of 2021 and we have a bonus collection of photos this week with images coming from both Blackpool and the West Midlands Metro.

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In Pictures: Urbos 100s enter service on West Midlands Metro

We saw earlier this week that with the return to action of the West Midlands Metro on Wednesday 15th December came the entry into service of not one, not two but three of the newer Urbos 100 trams. As with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Services resume on West Midlands Metro – including the debut of new trams!

As we reported last night, Wednesday 15th December saw the return of passenger service on the West Midlands Metro for the first time in over a month and not only did we see some of the repaired Urbos3 trams in … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro services to resume Wednesday 15th December

After 31 days without any service at all West Midlands Metro services will resume from the start of service on Wednesday 15th December. It will only be a phased return with trams running between Wolverhampton St George’s and Bull Street … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams on test on the West Midlands Metro

As we wait for a confirmed date for the return of passenger services on the West Midlands Metro (expected to be sometime this week unless something unexpected happens) there has been a significant increase in trams out on the line … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro update given but no start date yet confirmed

It has now been four weeks since passenger services last ran on the West Midlands Metro and an update has now been given on how things are progressing towards a resumption of services although its not yet known exactly when … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram back in Birmingham City Centre – for new ITV detective drama

Whilst there has yet to be an announcement about the return of passenger trams on West Midlands Metro (the initial “at least four week” runs out at the end of tomorrow), Thursday 9th December did see a tram out in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Safety measures continue to go in at Bilston Central

Whilst services on the West Midlands Metro continue to be suspended as a result of the cracks on the trams (the at least four weeks timeframe comes to an end this coming weekend) the chance to undertake other works on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams testing on West Midlands Metro

Whilst there is still no end in sight of the cessation of passenger services on the West Midlands Metro there has been a very small glimmer of hope for their return as trams have been noted out on test this … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackworks at Bilston Central

You may remember that before the complete West Midlands Metro service was abandoned to allow the cracks on the trams to be repaired that it was announced that there would be some overhead and track replacement on sections of the … Continue reading

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