In February 2019 West Midlands Metro have recoloured at least three of their Urbos 3 trams with blue ends. Tram's 18 and 21 have a red Just Eat sponsorship. While tram 36 has a yellow My Metro app advert all over. I saw the trams between St Chad's / Snow Hill and Grand Central / New Street (not all on the same day). Am still waiting to see tram 31 again with the Cyrille Regis signs

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Blue ended West Midlands Metro trams with advertisements





In February 2019 West Midlands Metro have recoloured at least three of their Urbos 3 trams with blue ends. Tram's 18 and 21 have a red Just Eat sponsorship. While tram 36 has a yellow My Metro app advert all over. I saw the trams between St Chad's / Snow Hill and Grand Central / New Street (not all on the same day). Am still waiting to see tram 31 again with the Cyrille Regis signs


Tram 18

Seen at Grand Central Tram Stop. With the on going extension to Centenary Square, West Midlands Metro can only have one tram at a time at the stop near Birmingham New Street Station on Stephenson Street.

Very bright sunlight during this unseasonable sunshine and blue sky during late February 2019. Spring has arrived early this year!

The Just Eat sponsorship includes deals with Subway, Burger King and KFC.

"Your favourite eats delivered to Birmingham streets".

The middle section covered with the Just East sponsorship. The tram waiting to return to Wolverhampton.

The other end with the same Just Eat take away deals with Subway, Burger King and KFC.

Tram 21

My long wait was over to see some of the other trams in blue (tram 31 I first saw in the summer of 2018 but that was all blue). Here tram 21 is seen at St Chad's Tram Stop. Blue ended with Just Eat sponsorships.

The tram with battery packs (all the trams changed colours now have battery packs) seen passing the Snow Hill Living Wall. It was going past Three, Two and One Snowhill.

My first proper look at the tram with the blue ends and Just Eat sponsorship. Behind is the steps up to the Snow Hill Square between One and Nine Colmore Row. It was winding it's way around Colmore Circus towards Colmore Gate and Bull Street.

A close up look at the Just Eat sponsorship. This one has different deals to tram 18. On tram 21 they have Chop & Wok, Caspian Pizza and Big John's.

Tram 36

I was holding off doing this post until I saw tram 36, as I was aware it had a different sponsorship on it. Luckily it was waiting at Corporation Street Tram Stop when I was hoping to see it in town. It was waiting here, as there was another tram at Grand Central Tram Stop, and couldn't move until that tram had started it's journey back to Wolverhampton. Still got the strong sunny conditions of late February 2019, very unseasonable and warm for this time of year! Easy Gym and New Look are the shops behind the tram.

On this tram is a yellow branded livery for the My Metro app. Where you can plan your journey and buy day tickets (not tried it myself, and it's been over a year since I last had a ride on the Metro)! You used to have to buy your ticket from the inspector on board. Ticket machines at tram stops disappeared many years ago (never on the first extension).

Slightly better to see from this side, due to the sunlight. The platforms at Corporation Street are slightly staggered. I did walk down to Grand Central Tram Stop, but didn't wait to see this tram heading down there. I next walked up towards Snow Hill.

Before I saw tram 36 again, I had walked on the pavement near The Wesleyan at Colmore Circus and saw tram 28 with battery packs. Back on Colmore Row, I then spotted tram 36 making it's way back towards St Chad's Tram Stop. It is more striking looking like this than when it was pink!

One Snowhill, Lloyd House (West Midlands Police HQ) The Wesleyan were the backing for tram 36 as it made it's way towards the grass track and the Living Wall at Snow Hill Station. Traffic had to wait for the tram to pass at the lights.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.