West Midlands Metro Second New Tram Vinyls

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  1. atsf_fT

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    West Midlands Metro Tram 36 is the second Tram to receive vinyls.

    Tram 36 first day in these new colors was Thursday 7th February 2019 ,today.





    Tram 36 coming off the Bilston road and onto the main line heading for Grand central
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    Tram 36 at Wednesbury Great western st heading for Grand central

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    Black Lake

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    corporation st in Birmingham waiting for access to Grand central

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    we made it , Grand central
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    Out bound to Wolverhampton

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    Just about to hit the road section again towards Wolverhampton

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  3. JordyWM

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    ^ Fantastic pictures, although the tram looks hideous. Shouldn’t they be concentrating on rolling out the new final livery instead of adding even more colours and styles to the current network?
     
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    The only blue tram cost £20.000 to change its outside appearance, the inside was still the same has before.
    Since its unveiling back in july there has been much speculation by all has to why there has not been another blue tram, has blue is to be the new corporate livery, perhaps the second new tram may hold the answer, all trace of pink has gone, and it looks different! and it does have blue along the top and on the front.
    Tram 31 was pulled of service. thursday, 08.02.19 10.20 am.
    Cold rainy day windows full of condensation
    No passinger heating has cold inside has out and two faulty doors to boot.
    The conductor had had enough and wanted and asked for it to be taken off. It duly was.
     
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    Not content with Trams 31 and 36 ,West Midland Metro added another two Trams with vinyls.

    Tram 21 seen below made its first debut on Tuesday 19th February


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    While Tram 18 was still running around the depot and did not make its first day out until Saturday 21st


    Tram 18 running short trips from the depot to the head shunt on battery power.

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  6. HOOVER29

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    They look good. The blue is a massive improvement on the pink.
    £20000 to vinyl the out of a tram. Blimey
    Suppose it’s not too bad when it’s around £1200 to do a medium sized car
     
  7. Mikey C

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    A bit different when the tram is covered in an advert for Just Eat though! I imagine Just Eat paid a decent sum for that
     
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    Should be shot for the contravision, though.
     
  9. atsf_fT

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    I have now come across the real cost of just " One Tram " has in the photo below


    External Tram Advertising Production & fitting Media


    For only one of side of the Tram

    3 months = £3,875 for Production & fitting , and £8,970 for one side of the Tram

    6 months = £3,875 for Production & fitting , and £16,146 for one side of the Tram

    12 months = £3,875 for Production & fitting , and £29,063 for one side of the Tram



    And for both sides of the Tram

    3 months = £6,985 for Production & fitting , and £17,500 for both sides of the Tram

    6 months = £6,985 for Production & fitting , and £31,500 for both sides of the Tram

    12 months = £6,985 for Production & fitting , and £56,700 for both sides of the Tram

    So what was the real cost of Tram 31 in two tone blue ?








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