South Wales Metro work to continue in Merthyr Tydfil

Transport for Wales (TfW) is continuing to push ahead with transformational plans for the South Wales Metro with work to be undertaken between Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd. The railway line between Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd will be closed between Saturday...

Finishing touches added to Birmingham Westside Metro extension as substation installed

Ahead of testing and commissioning beginning, Midland Metro Alliance is adding the finishing touches to the second phase of the Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Edgbaston. Throughout the summer, overhead wires, which will provide power for trams in some areas...

More than five million contactless journeys made on Metrolink

Metrolink’s ‘London-style’ pay-as-you-go contactless system is proving more popular than ever, with more than 5 million journeys now having been made since its launch. The tram network’s touch in/ touch out system allows customers to travel quickly, securely and flexibly...

A first look at the Stadler plant where the new Metro fleet is being made

A team from Nexus has taken a first look at the Stadler factory in Switzerland where the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new fleet of trains are being made. The 8,500 square metre plant in St Margrethen, built only two years...

Nexus orders four more new Metro trains as manufacturing gets underway

Nexus today confirmed an order for four additional trains for the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet as manufacturing by Stadler has officially began. The new order brings to 46 the number of trains Stadler will deliver as part of...

Tyne and Wear Metro to welcome more live dance performances on the network

The Tyne and Wear Metro is to welcome more live dance performances on to the network this week as part of operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme. Society of Strays is presenting their new outdoor work, Cycle, and have recruited a...

South Wales Metro work to continue in the Cynon Valley

Transport for Wales (TfW) is continuing to push ahead with transformational plans for the South Wales Metro with major work to be undertaken in the Cynon Valley in late summer. The railway line between Aberdare and Pontypridd will be closed between...

Metro chaplain Michael Bushby retires after 30 years of service

A long-serving Metro driver who became a qualified chaplain and devoted himself to providing pastoral care to his colleagues has retired after more than three decades of service. Michael Bushby, who has been driving Metro trains since 1990, became a...

Eccles tram line set to reopen after essential safety works

The Eccles Metrolink line will reopen from Monday 16 August after the completion of safety-critical engineering works.   The line closed on Monday 19 July to enable the replacement of two sections of track; initially for a two week period. However, during the first phase of works...

Work begins to link South Wales Metro Control Centre to the rail network

Work to link the South Wales Metro Control Centre to the rail network begins next month ready for the arrival of the new £150m fleet of Metro tram-trains. The scheme includes raising the road bridge and creating a new tunnel...

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Plaque unveiled at London King’s Cross to commemorate remarkable career of Britain’s first black train driver

A plaque dedicated to Wilston Samuel Jackson, Britain’s first black train driver, has been unveiled at London King’s Cross...