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Minister of State for Rail and HS2 Visits BCIMO

The Minister of State for Rail and HS2, Huw Merriman, visited the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) on Thursday 15th January to get a taste of what the future of light rail transport looks like.


Pre Metro Unveils a New YouTube Video: “The Stourbridge Shuttle: How Does It Work?”

Pre Metro, the operator of the renowned Stourbridge Shuttle, has released an insightful new YouTube video titled “How Does It Work?” This engaging and educational video highlights the Shuttle as the UK’s only Very Light Rail (VLR) system and explores how the rolling stock works, and how similar projects can revolutionise public transportation in other […]


BCIMO Opportunities in 2024!

The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) is launching two discount schemes for organisations to benefit from when booking its Meeting & Event Spaces in 2024.


BCIMO launches state-of-the-art event facilities

The Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre, operated by the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation, has launched its brand-new Meeting and Events Spaces to complement its other unique facilities and services.


George and the Stourbridge Shuttle stand Side By Side

The Stourbridge Shuttle is excited to announce a pop-up charity merchandising event on October 10, working in partnership with the beloved George the Stourbridge Junction Cat and West Midland Railway.


Stourbridge’s Shuttle has now carried 7 million

The Stourbridge Shuttle is celebrating seven million passenger journeys since services began in 2009.


TOPAS Approved Light Rail Transit Signal

  Mallatite Limited become the first UK company to gain TOPAS accreditation. With light rail becoming a more popular mode of transport in congested cities, Mallatite Limited offers solutions that enable operators to deliver more reliable, efficient and seamless journeys for passengers. Mallatite have further enhanced their LED technology and are now able to offer […]


Appeal for tram volunteers in Blackpool

Ahead of another busy season, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours is appealing for volunteers to help it run a packed programme of activities.


Students offered discounted tram travel for 80p a day with ‘refresher’ pass

NET is slashing the price of travel for students with a 6-month tram pass that will be available for the bargain price of £150 at three key student events over the coming weeks.