BIP Features »

July 19, 2019 – 5:50 am |

A historic Midlands hotel has announced it will build a luxury spa as part of a £1million investment plan.
The owners of the 17th century Stratton House Hotel in Cirencester have unveiled their plans after permission …

Read the full story »
BIP business guides & tools

Please register/login to access content

BIP Access to Finance

Access to Finance,Grants & Business Support

BIP Features

West Midlands business highlights, opportunites and networking

Bips and Pieces

All the best from the web handpicked out by our team, including the World of tech

Business News

Latest West Midlands news affecting your business

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: Midland Metro

Midland Metro Alliance appoints new director…

September 17, 2016 – 6:22 am | Comments Off on Midland Metro Alliance appoints new director…

The body overseeing the expansion of the Midland Metro tram network has a new man at the top. Alejandro Moreno has been appointed as director of the Midland Metro Alliance. He is currently managing director …

London Midland travel improvement plans…

August 15, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on London Midland travel improvement plans…
London Midland

Rail passengers are in line for a range of benefits and enhanced services following the signing of a new partnership deal between transport chiefs and train operator London Midland.
Transport for West Midlands and London Midland …

Spring opening for next leg of city centre tram extension…

February 26, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Spring opening for next leg of city centre tram extension…
Trams returned to city centre streets in December

The go-ahead for a series of crucial safety checks has been secured, paving the way for a spring opening of the next leg of the Birmingham city centre tram extension.
Centro, the region’s transport delivery body, …

Spring opening for city centre tram extension…

February 22, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Spring opening for city centre tram extension…
Spring opening for city centre tram extension…

The go-ahead for a series of crucial safety checks has been secured, paving the way for a spring opening of the next leg of the Birmingham city centre tram extension.
Centro, the region’s transport delivery body, …

Trams return to Birmingham city centre as Midland Metro starts running into Bull Street…

December 11, 2015 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Trams return to Birmingham city centre as Midland Metro starts running into Bull Street…
The Midland Metro arrives in Bull Street.

6th December, 2015 – Trams are once again running on the streets of Birmingham as Midland Metro services began operating in the city centre today.
Passengers can now travel to a new stop in Bull Street, …

Midland Metro services to return to Birmingham city centre…

November 16, 2015 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Midland Metro services to return to Birmingham city centre…
Services will run to the new Bull Street stop from Snow Hill from December 6 while works further down the line will be scaled back over Christmas following talks with city centre traders.

Trams will return to the streets of Birmingham for the first time in more than 60 years when Midland Metro services start running into the city centre on December 6.
The announcement by Centro will see …

All change at the top for Midland Metro…

October 26, 2015 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on All change at the top for Midland Metro…
Phil Hewitt, new programmes director for Midland Metro.

The Midland Metro has a new man in charge following the appointment by Centro of Phil Hewitt as programmes director.
He will lead the Metro project team as the light rail service prepares to open a …

All change on Midland Metro as city centre tram extension enters key phase…

October 12, 2015 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on All change on Midland Metro as city centre tram extension enters key phase…
The Midland Metro at the current terminus at Snow Hill station.

Passengers on the Midland Metro are being advised of major changes later this month when work to connect the existing tram system to the new Birmingham city centre extension gets underway.
From Sunday October 25 tram …

Public to have say on Movement for Growth plans…

September 7, 2015 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Public to have say on Movement for Growth plans…
The i54 business park near Wolverhampton could be served by Sprint rapid transit under long term transport plans in Movement for Growth.

Wolverhampton could see the development of SPRINT rapid transit to the i54, direct regular rail services to Walsall and improved motorway junctions under a strategic transport plan aimed at delivering economic growth and the ability …

End of the line for old style trams…

August 19, 2015 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on End of the line for old style trams…
Cllr Roger Horton (left) Geoff Inskip and Peter Coates bid farewell to the last of the T69 trams and look to the future with the Transforming Tram Travel agreement

The last of the old style Midland Metro trams has reached the end of the line after nearly 16 years in service and more than one million miles on the clock.
The T69 tram made its …

£13.8 million refurbished Midland Metro tram depot is opened…

February 9, 2015 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on £13.8 million refurbished Midland Metro tram depot is opened…
The newly-expanded Midland Metro depot gets the thumbs up from Cllr Roger Horton, left, and Cllr Darren Cooper with workers at the site.

A £13.8 million expansion of the Midland Metro depot at Wednesbury has been formally opened.
The project saw the Potters Lane complex upgraded as part of the on-going £128 million expansion of the line between Wolverhampton …

Work progresses on replacing tram track in Wolverhampton…

February 4, 2015 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Work progresses on replacing tram track in Wolverhampton…
The old mineworkings were up to 40ft feet deep and filled with loose, uncompacted building rubble.

The laying of new Metro tram tracks over former mineworkings in Wolverhampton city centre has resumed after engineers devised a way of tackling the unstable and potentially dangerous site.
They were uncovered on the A41 Bilston …

Public to give their views on Midland Metro extension…

October 10, 2014 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Public to give their views on Midland Metro extension…
A Computer generated image of how the trams would look in Eastside near Millennium Point.

The public are being invited to give their views on plans for a further extension of the Midland Metro through the heart of the Digbeth area of Birmingham.
Following an initial public consultation in February this …

£100 penalties to be introduced at Park and Ride sites…

September 24, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on £100 penalties to be introduced at Park and Ride sites…
A coach brought in as a rail replacement service for a broken-down train on 2nd September 2014 at Stourbridge Junction could not manoeuvre because of incorrectly parked vehicles.

Commuters who park badly at railway station and Midland Metro car parks across the West Midlands will receive a £100 penalty charge from September 29.

New Midland Metro trams launched into service…

September 10, 2014 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on New Midland Metro trams launched into service…
(left to right) Antonio Campos, Western Area Director for CAF, Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr Darren Cooper, Leader of Sandwell Council, Geoff Inskip, Centro Chief Executive and Cllr John McNicholas, Chairman of Centro launch the new trams at Snow Hill Station in Birmingham

The first of a £40 million fleet of new Midland Metro trams went into service today (Friday September 5) marking the start a major expansion programme for the light rail system.
Sir Albert Bore, Leader of …

Work to start on £4.5 million tram track upgrade…

August 27, 2014 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on Work to start on £4.5 million tram track upgrade…
Trams at the St George's stop where the worn rails are to be replaced.

A £4.5 million project to upgrade the on-street Midland Metro tram tracks through Wolverhampton will start next month, it was announced today (August 22).
The work, which is scheduled to begin on Saturday September 6 and …

New Midland Metro trams to go into service…

August 18, 2014 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on New Midland Metro trams to go into service…
The four new Midland Metro trams set to go to go into service on September 5.

The first of a £40 million fleet of new Midland Metro trams will start running between Wolverhampton and Birmingham on Friday September 5, it was announced today (Aug 14).
The four new trams, which are bigger …

Region appoints new transport authority…

July 21, 2014 – 6:45 am | Comments Off on Region appoints new transport authority…
Cllr Roger Lawrence, chairman of the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority

A new West Midlands authority to drive investment in transport projects that underpin economic growth and jobs was formally launched today (Friday July 18).
An inaugural meeting in Birmingham saw the political leaders of the region’s …

New Midland Metro tram to go on show in Wolverhampton…

June 13, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on New Midland Metro tram to go on show in Wolverhampton…
Getting ready for action; the first of the new £40 million fleet line up at the Midland Metro depot in Wednesbury.

The public will get the chance to climb aboard and look around one of the new Midland Metro trams during an exhibition in Wolverhampton this Saturday (June 14).
The sleek Urbos 3 tram will go on …

We use Cookies - By using this site or closing this you agree to our Cookies policy.
Accept Cookies
x