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Old July 30th, 2015, 08:26 PM   #181
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Photo update.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson St by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson St by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson St by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson St by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson St by metrogogo, on Flickr

Cladding support members fixed to the ramp wall.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson Place by metrogogo, on Flickr

Oops sorry, in a previous post I said an excavation at Colmore Gate was probably for a control cabinet, but It turns out It's the base for a OLE traction pole.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Colmore gate by metrogogo, on Flickr
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:44 PM   #182
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Some Metro extension photos from yesterday and today:-

Snowhill:

Midland Metro extension, Snowhill by Ade, on Flickr


Stephenson St:

Midland Metro extension, Stephenson St by Ade, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension, Stephenson St by Ade, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension, Stephenson St by Ade, on Flickr
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Red and White barriers have been moved back on Stephenson Street, I'm half expecting to see scafolding going up any time soon so they can install the screens to the Eye.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson Street by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson Street by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson Street by metrogogo, on Flickr

Paving works in progress to the station footpath. (not the tram platform)

Birmingham Tramway Extension Stephenson Street by metrogogo, on Flickr

Track slab base on Corporation Street.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Corporation Street by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Corporation Street by metrogogo, on Flickr

Barriers have been realigned on Bull St.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Bull Street by metrogogo, on Flickr

Eyelet bolt for the OLE span Wires on Colmore Gate.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Colmore Gate by metrogogo, on Flickr

Cherry Picker thats being used to fix the span wire eyelets to No1 Colmore Square and Colmore Gate.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Colmore Square by metrogogo, on Flickr
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Old August 5th, 2015, 06:08 PM   #183
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More on city centre extension:

And renders of Phase 2 of city centre extension:

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A couple of the renders on the fencing outside the old Registry Office on Broad Street.

Untitled by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old August 9th, 2015, 11:46 AM   #184
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Tidying up on the Livery St Viaduct.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Livery St Viaduct by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Livery St Viaduct by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Livery St Viaduct by metrogogo, on Flickr

A barrier free Metro Boulevard.

Birmingham Tramway Extension Metro Boulevard by metrogogo, on Flickr

The two floors directly above the colonnade seem to have some type of refit going on, with lots of materials visible from the outside. HS2 HQ anyone!

Birmingham Tramway Extension Metro Boulevard by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Metro Boulevard by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Metro Boulevard by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension Metro Boulevard by metrogogo, on Flickr
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Old August 15th, 2015, 07:02 AM   #185
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Official from Centro:

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http://www.centro.org.uk/about-us/ne...d-metro-trams/

End of the line for old style trams
14.08.2015



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 final journey on Friday August 14, with the occasion being marked by the signing of a new passenger charter by transport bosses.

Transforming Tram Travel is a partnership agreement between Centro, the public transport delivery body for the West Midlands and owner of the Metro, and National Express West Midlands, which operates the system on its behalf

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Old August 15th, 2015, 07:03 AM   #186
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And more on T69 farewell

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Today was the last day to see Midland Metro Ansaldo Breda T69 tram 16 in public service, here are a few photos I took just before 16 left Snow Hill for the last time.

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fairwell to the Midland Metro T69 Trams by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Farewell to Midland Metro T69 Tram 16

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Old August 19th, 2015, 07:57 PM   #187
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Construction Update.

The drains that run the length of the tram stop platform have been dug out and removed! also the area around tram shelter as been marked out, no idea why though.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Work continues with the installation of the drainage ducts.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Shuttering work is almost complete on the section from Fore St to Cherry St, the second concrete pour will quickly follow.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Another mile post as been reached with the laying of the last section of street running inbound track.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Looking back the other way.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

The scaffolding to the ramp as been dismantled, leaving the wall clear for cladding.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Grinding the excess welds back to the rail profile.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

End of the line of the current extension.

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Old August 22nd, 2015, 07:36 PM   #188
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Todays update.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Work on the Eyelets that the span wires are hung from as now reached the North Western Arcade, outbound side only.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old August 22nd, 2015, 07:37 PM   #189
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From Birmingham Post:

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Ticket barriers installed at New Street Station for the first time
12:50, 20 AUGUST 2015





Birmingham's busiest station set to join Moor Street and Snow Hill stations with automated gates in time for official September 20 completion date

Rail commuters will have been greeted by a new sight at Birmingham New Street Station this week.

New electronic ticket barriers are being installed at the station's main passenger gates for the first time in its history.

Passengers are currently able to walk through the barriers without presenting their tickets or smart travel cards

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We have LED modules in now! The first image was taken today at 9am this morning, and the second/third images were taken at 2.30pm, really speeding though with it! Looks like it could be finished within days.





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Hi everyone, I'm back. Starting with a selection of photos taken of the Livery St Viaduct, progress as been made to the tram stop area with a second concrete pour to the rails, further along the viaduct the a start to install the crossover as been made, and at the tie in point a the track slab as been laid.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old September 6th, 2015, 07:34 AM   #192
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Another major milestone was reached when I was on holiday, with the final installation of track on Bull St completing the street running sections of the tramway. The tram stop on Bull St as had some work carried out insalling drainage ducts, some of which are incorporated into the upright suport pillers. On Stephenson Place the stone cladding to the ramp is almost completed, and the glass screening is soon to be installed.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Already for the second concrete pour.
Untitled by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Second concrete pour completed.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

paving works at the junction of Corporation St and Bull St.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

The outbound concrete platform edge as been formed, and work to prep the rails for the ashphelt finnish is almost completed.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Untitled by metrogogo, on Flickr

Waterstones have opened the Stephenson Street Entrance.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Paving work to station footpath.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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More on New Street station redevelopment:

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Taken from Twitter, the Grand Central doors are now in, and the signs are lit!

19 days for GC



https://twitter.com/imagetechnique/s...75126902509568
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The view from John Bright Street, down Lower Severn Street.




Media eye - Hill Street / Station Street






Up to Smallbrook Queensway. The bridge over Dudley Street towards Station Street.




Media eye opposite the Bullring on St Martin's Queensway




I then went up to the Bullring link bridge




The general view towards the Rotunda from the Bullring link bridge




Access to Grand Central closed so some views of the not-yet-compete public square



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A few photo's I got today to complement Ell Brown's

The eye from the side of Zara, also, the wall looks like it has white render on it now.





Here's the new Ocean Screen on Smallbrook Queensway, and a panorama of both screens, would be cool if they could interact with each other, we never know! They're both Ocean Screens!






And an overview of the site facing Bullring, if you look VERY closely, you can see the ALL BAR ONE signs in the window underneath the Eye





Images below zoomed in

You can see here that the public realm is going in, this look like some sort of seats? Or maybe flowerbeds.



And for those that were asking, the long wall on the right will be clad in the same Stone as the ramp and John Lewis.. Also will have 'BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET' on the wall too! Maybe the only signage to acknowledge the building

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Workers taking down the netting from the barriers, I expect the barriers to be removed shortly.

Birmingham tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

paving work commences at the junction of Lower temple Street.

Birmingham tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

although difficult to see, most of the glass screen along the edge of the ramp as been installed.

Birmingham tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

The asphalt surface at the junction of New Street and Corporation Street as been laid.

Birmingham tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Kerb laying on Corporation Street.

Birmingham tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Man in manhole, threading cables through the ducts.

Birmingham tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr
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Grand Central Birmingham and redeveloped New Street station will open the doors on 24th September:

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Can't wait to see the rebuilt New St station once it is all opened up for use!
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Old September 13th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #197
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Currently Birmingham (with population of about 2.5 million people) has the best system in the UK of suburban rail network, serving some 80 stations. The only problem that unfortunately will probably never be resolved is the lack of direct transfer between New Street Station and Moor Street/Snow Hill Station:

Not sure I'd say it is the best. London is obviously a bigger and more comprehensive network, I'd also say that Glasgow and Manchester also come before Birmingham for suburban rail.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 03:15 PM   #198
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Also, the modal share in Birmingham is heavily, heavily tilted towards buses meaning the actual usefulness of the network is hampered by its lack of coverage.
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From Robert Schwandl, his impressions on Birmingham's public transport:
http://schwandl.blogspot.de/2015/09/...gham-tram.html
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Redeveloped New Street station opened last Sunday:



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A few photos I took on Sunday, I noticed that people with passes used the touch pads on the automatic ticket barriers. (Orange circles on first photo) Ticket inspector said they will except all relevant passes.

New St Railway Station / Grand Central Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr

Entering the station from Smallbrook Queensway.
New St Railway Station / Grand Central Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr

New St Railway Station / Grand Central Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr

Looking for platform 8.
New St Railway Station / Grand Central Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr

New St Railway Station / Grand Central Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr

Exiting on to Stephenson Street
New St Railway Station / Grand Central Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr
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Just to confirm, both trees have been removed from the South-side steps

New St Station and Grand Central by metrogogo, on Flickr

New St Station and Grand Central by metrogogo, on Flickr

The big question now is will they retain or remove the two fir trees from the East-side?

New St Station and Grand Central by metrogogo, on Flickr

New St Station and Grand Central by metrogogo, on Flickr
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