Reports this week of a new tram arriving.Presumably for the increase due to the imminent opening of the Broad St extension
It has been said that the overhead will be done with all the finishing workI went shopping on Friday to Birmingham and had a look at the progress of extension (really tall new building going up well nearby, must be 40+ floors!) Yes the track work looks all done but it's other works still in progress such as tram stops, pavement works etc so end of year is likely. I assume it's battery operation the whole of the new section to the new terminus from New St stop?
METRO SERVICES SUSPENDED FROM 11 JUNE
Metro Services Suspended
We are sorry that there will be no Metro services from 11 June until further notice.We have been informed by the vehicle manufacturer that they have identified a fault which is affecting some of our trams. As a precautionary measure, we have taken the decision to remove all 21 trams from service until all trams have been inspected.
We are working alongside the manufacturer, CAF, to restore services as quickly as possible.
While this situation is ongoing, we are committed to keeping our customers moving. Metro tickets and passes will be valid on the alternative modes of transport detailed below:
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused. This decision has not been taken lightly. Please be assured that every option has been fully considered to avoid suspending the service.
- National Express bus service 74 between West Bromwich and Birmingham
- National Express bus service 79 between Wolverhampton and West Bromwich
- West Midlands Railway and Avanti train services between Wolverhampton and Birmingham
The Guess and Stir may be correct but isn't exactly famous for it's accuracy... As a Wolves fan l may be biased so let's wait and see this time....The Express & Star reports that it's due to cracks in the underframe structure at either end of the trams.
All West Midlands Metro trams have been halted and removed from service until at least Monday after a fault was identified.www.expressandstar.com