Category Archives: West Midlands Metro

In Pictures: Further progress made in Birmingham City Centre

Its nearly over! The final stages of work in Birmingham City Centre which will allow a full service to resume between Bull Street and Library has now been reached with the further closures between the stops at St Chads and … Continue reading

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

There are two new Photo Galleries now added to the site, featuring West Midlands Metro construction images and shots from a Photo Charter at Beamish:

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Substation installed on Birmingham Westside extension as the end of construction comes into sight

Trams should be running to Hagley Road in Edgbaston by the end of 2021 with work on the second phase of the Birmingham Westside West Midlands Metro extension starting to come towards a conclusion. The summer months have seen excellent … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro service changes

The work which has been taking place in Birmingham City Centre since 24th July to relay tracks on Corporation Street and install the new junction to the Eastside extension is starting to near an end but before normal services can … Continue reading

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WM5G to showcase benefits of 5G technology at Birmingham Tech Week 2021

West Midlands 5G (WM5G) – the company who brought the UK’s first 5G enabled tram to the West Midlands Metro – are set to showcase their expertise and the benefits that 5G innovation can bring to the transport sector during … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tarmacking continues in Birmingham City Centre

As the project to relay the tracks along Bull Street and Corporation Street along with the installation of the new junction to the Birmingham Eastside extension continues to come to a close we take another look at recent progress. More … Continue reading

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Brierley Hill extension works move to Duncan Edwards Way

Work on constructing the West Midlands Metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill will be stepping up over the next few months with off peak lane restrictions to be introduced in Dudley on Duncan Edwards Way from late October until … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work starts on tarmacking in Birmingham City Centre

As we enter October – the month when the Birmingham City Centre track relaying is due to be completed – further good progress is being made on the work with attention now being turned towards putting the top surface on … Continue reading

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KeolisAmey Docklands and Blackpool Tramway win big operator accolades at Global Light Rail Awards

Taking place on 6th October, the Global Light Rail Awards recognise excellence and innovation in light rail across the world, although many of the candidates and winners do come from within the UK and the ceremony also takes place in … Continue reading

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Arts Council England grant will see art projects across West Midlands Metro extension in Dudley

Dudley Council are celebrating after being awarded a £96,000 grant from Arts Council England which will enable the design of art projects across the Metro track and at stops in Dudley borough. The money will be used to set-up the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 44 arrives at Wednesbury

The seventh of the initial batch of eight Urbos 100 trams for the West Midlands Metro network is now safely tucked up in its new home with 44 being delivered to Wednesbury Depot on Wednesday 6th October.

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Direct Debit gives £5 saving on West Midlands Metro

Anyone buying a Adult Metro Only Direct Debit Monthly pass for the first time – or the first time in at least three months – can now enjoy an extra £5 saving as part of a  new offer from West … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New safety measures on West Midlands Metro

Over the summer new safety measures have been installed at various stops on the West Midlands Metro network. In a similar style to those seen on other UK tram networks – such as the Blackpool Tramway – wood has been … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro gets its own Pride Tram

We have seen over the past few years that Manchester Metrolink often gets a Pride Tram to coincide with the Pride event in the city. And now following in Metrolink’s footsteps is the West Midlands Metro with Urbos3 35 receiving … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest from Birmingham City Centre

The work on laying track in Birmingham City Centre has continued to make good progress over the past week or so with much of the track along Corporation Street now in place with work concentrating now on the curve round … Continue reading

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UK’s first 5G connected tram helps to win award at Connected Britain Awards 2021

You may recall earlier this year that West Midlands Metro Urbos3 35 became the UK’s first 5G connected tram and now that initiative has helped West Midlands 5G (WM5G) win at the recent Connected Britain Awards 2021.

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West Midlands Metro joins Workwise scheme offering free travel to new workers

Anyone resident in the West Midlands who has just gained a new job could benefit from free bus, tram and rail travel to work as part of a new scheme. Workwise has seen Transport for West Midlands team up with … Continue reading

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First section of track installed outside Wolverhampton Railway Station

Trams should be running on the West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton Railway Station by the end of the year after the first sections of track were laid outside the station – the final section which needs to be completed … Continue reading

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Plans for four more West Midlands Metro extensions unveiled

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have approved bids to the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) fund and Bus Service Improvement Plan fund at a recent board meeting which could see up to four new West Midlands Metro … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rails continue to go down in Corporation Street

The past week has seen further progress on the track relaying project in Birmingham City Centre with rails continuing to be laid along Corporation Street ahead of a planned reopening of the line to Library in the next month or … Continue reading

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