Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 22 & 25

We start another 5 days of “Lockdown Walks” today and this edition is at Bull Street on the West Midlands Metro network.

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In Pictures: Works underway in Birmingham City Centre

Since the start of service on Monday 26th July all West Midlands Metro services to Birmingham have only been travelling as far as Bull Street with works now having started on connecting the current city centre line to the Birmingham … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 22

And we’re off to Birmingham again for this edition of “Lockdown Walks”.

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Another bridge to go up on Brierley Hill Metro extension

A second new bridge is to be installed on the West Midlands Metro extension to Brierley Hill as work on the infrastructure for the line – to be opened in 2023 – continues. This bridge will be in Coneygree Road, … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 25

For this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we head out into central Birmingham again for a look at the West Midlands Metro.

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 22

“Lockdown Walks” is back once more as we head into Birmingham City Centre for images taken at the current city centre terminus – Library.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 24th July 2021

There are two more Photo Galleries now added to the site – photos coming from the archive and more recently.

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 22 gets new advert as part of recruitment campaign

Urbos3 22 is now running in a new advert as West Midlands Metro have launched a new recruitment campaign. Using the slogan “M is for” the campaign is highlighting how the West Midlands Metro is providing new opportunities with more … Continue reading

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More overhead woes on the West Midlands Metro

And repeat! Yes, its another article with overhead problems on the West Midlands Metro – and this time it has led to a complete suspension of the service all the way from Library to Wolverhampton St George’s. Services started to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birmingham Westside extension

Phase Two of the Birmingham Westside extension from Library to Hagley Road, Edgbaston is likely to be the next tramway extension to open in the UK with it currently planned to be welcoming its first passengers in December 2021. Work … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 33

As we continue “Lockdown Walks” we again find ourselves in the West Midlands for another image taken on the Metro system.

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More Metro overhead line problems

This is, unfortunately, not one of those articles where we forgot we’d already run the story – once again West Midlands Metro services have been severely disrupted due to overhead line problems. Coming less than a day after the previous … Continue reading

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Update – Current services on public transport systems across the British Isles

With the latest easing of restrictions taking place in England from today (Monday 19th July) which has seen the removal of the legal requirements for wearing face masks and to maintain social distancing – although still highly recommended in most … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 22

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we view the West Midlands Metro again.

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Just another day on the West Midlands Metro – more overhead damage

This article has been updated since original publication. Saturday 17th July – although the way things are continuing on the network you could put many other dates in this sentence – has seen yet more overhead damage on the West … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 17th July 2021

Having featured the West Midlands Metro in 2021 last week, this week our main feature includes the Midland Metro (as was) in 2008 and 2009:

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£56 million more committed by government to support English light rail

The Department for Transport have announced a further £56 million worth of funding for tram and light rail systems in England (outside of London) to help the operators continue to operate services as restrictions start to be eased across the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton City Centre extension

One of two extensions of the West Midlands Metro which are expected to open in the near future, the line to Wolverhampton Railway Station still has some work to be completed but after the opening of the second phase of … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 18

Its time for another “Lockdown Walk” with the West Midlands Metro the location again.

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 35

Today’s “Lockdown Walks” is off to central England again as we take a look at the West Midlands Metro.

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