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Old July 7th, 2018, 12:55 AM   #9321
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16,000 photographs from Metrogogo!!!! What a magnificent collection.
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16,000 photographs from Metrogogo!!!! What a magnificent collection.
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Old July 18th, 2018, 06:49 PM   #9323
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Blue sign at St Chad's. Yet to see a blue tram 31 though.

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Old July 25th, 2018, 11:50 PM   #9324
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Corporation Street Tram Stop - blue sign near EasyGym.



West Midlands Metro trams 33 and 32 at Grand Central Tram Stop.



Blue sign at Grand Central.

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Old July 26th, 2018, 12:18 AM   #9325
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Pink and blue tram comparison at Bull Street Tram Stop.

Tram 35 Ozzy Osbourne arrives at Bull Street.



Blue tram 31 arrives from Colmore Circus.



Ozzy departs before Blue has arrived!



Some detailed shots.



I noticed that on the word Metro they have it in different blues. Dark blue on the front or back. Light blue in the middle.





With The Lewis Building.

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Old July 26th, 2018, 12:23 AM   #9326
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Love the blue.
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Old July 26th, 2018, 02:22 PM   #9327
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Great pics ellbrown, But I definitely prefer the Blue tram its looks better and Bigger. With the power units too.
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Old July 26th, 2018, 04:56 PM   #9328
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It's the same size as the pink ones. Gotten bored of the pink trams. Only changes is the new West Midlands Metro signs. Thank you sir!
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Old July 26th, 2018, 07:15 PM   #9329
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Lol nah not bored. But if you see the blue 31 tram with the battery power units on top its definitely taller than the pink tram, I think the blue colour gives it a Higher profile and looks much Bolder.
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Old July 26th, 2018, 09:07 PM   #9330
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Would rather they all be blue not just one at the moment, especially when looking out for the blue one without heading off to the Black Country!

They would have to reapply the names on trams 35 and 37 if they go blue.
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Old July 26th, 2018, 09:16 PM   #9331
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Yes definitely, any idea how long the rebrand going to take? The stops and signs was completed very quickly, but I would think should be able to rebrand at least 2 or 3 week,
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Old July 26th, 2018, 10:56 PM   #9332
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Yes definitely, any idea how long the rebrand going to take? The stops and signs was completed very quickly, but I would think should be able to rebrand at least 2 or 3 week,
AFAIK they're rebranding the trams as the batteries are fitted to each one. Costs around £9,000 per tram to blue-ify it.

The TfWM rollout as a whole is expected to last 'up to 6 years'.
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Old November 2nd, 2018, 04:00 AM   #9333
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Looks like work to install the last segments of the ellipse at the junction of Corporation and New Streets is finally underway, 2.5 years after the trams reached New Street/Grand Central.

This still leaves the tram shelter on platform 1 on Corporation Street to be installed and the link under the arches to the Snow Hill platforms.



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Old November 2nd, 2018, 11:11 AM   #9334
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Why rush these things... at some point they might get round to finishing New Street too.
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Old November 2nd, 2018, 11:27 AM   #9335
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I don't even remember what it's meant to look like? Whatever they're finishing on the metro?
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Old November 2nd, 2018, 11:16 PM   #9336
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Why rush these things... at some point they might get round to finishing New Street too.
Weren't they meant to be completely repaving it years ago?

It's in dire need of it IMO, the buildings all need a good clean too. New Street desperately needs some attention
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Old November 2nd, 2018, 11:32 PM   #9337
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They need to replace those trees down new street. They're hiding some great buildings and blocking the view towards the town hall.
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Old November 3rd, 2018, 02:17 PM   #9338
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I like the trees, they might need trimming a bit though because new street has some beautiful buildings on it, it surprises me sometimes given how the further you get from the bullring and the closer you get to the downhill, they'll fantastic.

Paving is crap and dated though, desperately needs redoing and some landscaping that can adapt to the german market, which as an aside needs spreading out more, a lot of the stalls are cramped on new street needs to spread out from centenary square to high street and maybe down to saint martins when they sort out smithfield
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Old November 3rd, 2018, 07:41 PM   #9339
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These were from the no 51 bus a few days back.

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Old December 29th, 2018, 12:23 PM   #9340
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The Arches and surrounding area below St Chads Tram Stop have at long last been cleared of materials and rubbish, giving contractors unfettered access inside the arches. It's possible that materials for the westside extension will be stored here, IE: rails and sleepers.


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