The Anonymous Widower

The West Midlands Metro Reaches Towards Five Ways

Whilst I was in Birmingham today, I took a ride on the West  Midlands Metro as far as Library and then walked along the route as far as I could get.

I took these pictures,


  1. The tracks fit neatly into the road.
  2. There appears to be no poles for wires to the West of the Library.
  3. It looks like the trams will be running under battery power between Library and Five Ways.

A worker told me, that it could open in a couple of months.

Will Edinburgh trams use a similar system?

May 7, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. Interested to see the progress being made. The catenary free extension runs from what was the temporary reversing section in Pinfold St just beyond the Grand Central stop and I think will continue to the new terminus opposite No 54 Hagley Road. There has been a lot of redevelopment and improvements in Broad Street including the creation of a separate entrance to Symphony Hall, previously shared with The Convention Centre. I have already travelled on the Library extension to a CBSO concert – brilliant orchestra! Look forward to doing this again and using the new entrance before too long.

    Comment by James Martineau | May 8, 2021 | Reply

  2. […] Friday, I went to Birmingham and looked at the extension of the West Midlands Metro to Fiveways and Perry Barr station before it is updated for the Commonwealth […]

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