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First of eight new trams delivered ready for expansion of West Midlands Metro lines

West Midlands Metro has taken delivery of the first of eight new state-of-the-art trams arriving this year ahead of the expansion of the region’s network. The third generation Urbos tram has been shipped from the factory in Zaragoza, Spain and...

Contractor appointed to carry out £100m Metro track dualling scheme in South Tyneside

A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, cut journey times and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro has moved a step closer after a construction contractor was officially appointed. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has won...

First new bridge installed for Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension

Local leaders have celebrated the installation of the first new structure to be installed for the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension. Sections of the Tame Valley, Walsall and Old Main Line Canal were closed periodically in Autumn and Winter...

Model maker recreates Metro’s new trains with Meccano

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains have been recreated in Meccano thanks to one man’s labour of love. The miniature masterpiece was built by expert model maker John Herdman from Whickham in Gateshead. John, 70, spent three months assembling the...

Tyne Wear Metro operator fined £1.5 million following ORR prosecution after death of employee

Tyne Wear Metro operator, Nexus, has been fined £1.5 million today after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974., for failing to ensure the safety of staff. This follows the death of...

KeolisAmey Metrolink strengthens commitment to employee safety

KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) has made it easier for its employees to speak up about health and safety concerns by becoming a member of CIRAS – the confidential health and safety reporting service for the UK transport sector. When an employee...

Additional support for light rail operators

Further £7.5 million of emergency funding. The Scottish Government is to provide a further £7.5 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the on-going financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest emergency funding brings...

Regeneration of Dudley town centre gets multi-million-pound triple boost

The regeneration of Dudley town centre was given a triple boost today (Tuesday March 16) with work starting on the street-running section of the Metro tram line and the announcement of multi-million-pound investment deals for the Portersfield development and...

Final stages of construction to get underway for Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension

The Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension will move closer to completion when the final stages of construction get underway during the spring and summer months. Midland Metro Alliance (MMA), working on behalf of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), will return...

Urban Transport Group brings together past and present Nexus leaders to celebrate 40 years of Tyne and Wear Metro at special event

The Urban Transport Group is bringing together the former boss of Nexus (the public body which operates the Tyne and Wear Metro) Mike Parker and its current Director General Tobyn Hughes for a special event to celebrate 40 years...

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VolkerRail enlists support of eviFile to streamline project technology

One of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, VolkerRail, has invested in an integrated mobile platform to streamline...