All West Midlands Metro articles

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    Metro Report International

    Funding sought for West Midlands Metro expansion

    2021-09-21T15:24:00Z

    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority Board has approved bids for £2bn of government funding for investment in tram, rail, bus and cycling infrastructure over the next five years The bids cover the refurbishment and upgrading of West Midlands Metro’s Birmingham – Wolverhampton light rail line, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Training academy to support tram network expansion

    2021-07-23T04:59:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro has opened a training academy at its Wednesbury depot, as the tram operator plans to create more than 160 driving, maintenance, ticket inspection and support jobs as part of a £1∙3bn network expansion programme. As well as providing a central location ...

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    Metro Report International

    English light rail networks get final tranche of Covid-19 funding

    2021-07-20T15:02:00Z

    UK: The government has announced £56m of funding to support the operation of Manchester Metrolink, Tyne Wear Metro, Sheffield Supertram, Nottingham Express Transit, West Midlands Metro and Blackpool Tramway services from July 20 to April 2022. The funding announced on July 16 is ...

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    Metro Report International

    Made-to-measure accommodation bogies for tram refurbishment

    2021-07-08T04:00:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro commissioned depot equipment specialist Mechan to produce three bespoke accommodation bogies to enable its trams to be stored outdoors while their bogies are refurbished. Following the operator’s initial enquiry, Mechan engineers visited Wednesbury depot to measure the CAF Urbos 3 trams ...

  • West Midlands Metro CAF Urbos tram delivery
    Metro Report International

    Battery tram delivered ahead of West Midlands Metro expansion

    2021-05-14T11:38:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro has taken delivery of the first of eight battery-equipped third generation CAF Urbos trams ahead of the opening of extensions to Edgbaston Village at the Birmingham end of its light rail line and to Wolverhampton station at the other end. In ...

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    Metro Report International

    5G tram to help visually-impaired passengers travel independently

    2021-03-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: Technology to provide real-time information for visually impaired passengers is being tested on the West Midlands Metro, where a CAF tram and a number of stops have been fitted with 5G equipment in a project being undertaken with the West Midlands 5G group, transport infotainment ...

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    Metro Report International

    ITSO on Mobile goes multi-modal

    2021-02-23T11:00:00Z

    UK: ITSO on Mobile ticketing is now available on buses as well as tram and rail services in the West Midlands, after Transport for West Midlands extended its Swift mobile ticketing scheme to bus operators. Swift will initially offer nNetwork tickets to passengers playing by ...

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    Metro Report International

    Further funding for English light rail services

    2020-10-26T12:30:00Z

    UK: The government is making further funding of up to £67·8m available to support light rail services in England during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Metro Report International

    English light rail support extended

    2020-08-11T12:58:00Z

    UK: The government has allocated further financial support for five tram and light rail networks in England as part of a commitment to provide £256m for bus and tram services for between eight and 12 weeks. The funding announced on August 8 aims to enable operators ...

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    Metro Report International

    Birmingham’s Eastside tram extension approved

    2020-01-23T15:07:00Z

    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a Transport Works Act Order granting the West Midlands Combined Authority powers to build and operate the the Eastside extension of the West Midlands Metro tramway. This line would run for 1·7 km from Bull ...

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    Metro Report International

    Catenary-free tram extension inaugurated in Birmingham

    2019-12-11T11:03:00Z

    UK: The first phase of the Westside tram extension in Birmingham opened to passengers on December 11. The extension runs from Grand Central, which serves New Street railway station, to Library stop in Centenary Square, with an intermediate stop at Town Hall in Victoria Square. ...

  • The West Midlands Combined Authority has selected CAF to supply 21 additional battery-equipped trams for the West Midlands Metro light rail line.
    Metro Report International

    CAF wins West Midlands Metro battery tram order

    2019-10-07T11:27:00Z

    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority has selected CAF to supply 21 additional battery-equipped trams for the West Midlands Metro light rail line from late 2021, with an option for 29 more. The £83·5m contract was announced on October 7 following a ...

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    In depth

    Birmingham: All systems grow

    Development of the West Midlands tram network is being underpinned by innovative management and procurement models, allied to wider changes in the provision of public transport.

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    Metro Report International

    Mobile ITSO-compatible ticketing on test in Birmingham

    2018-11-21T10:55:32Z

    UK: Transport for West Midlands is trialling mobile ticketing using the UK’s ITSO interoperable specification on the West Midlands Metro tram network. The pilot project is funded by the Midlands Connect regional partnership as part of its smart ticketing programme. It is initially available for up to 500 users, ...

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    News

    Virtual view of Birmingham tram extension

    2018-10-16T13:43:51Z

    UK: Transport for West Midlands has published two computer-generated fly-through videos showing the West Midlands Metro tramway extension to Centenary Square in central Birmingham. The 840 m extension is currently under construction for opening towards the end of 2019. The video clips are taken from a computer simulation used ...