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West Midlands Metro

The light rail system for the West Midlands operating between Birmingham and Wolverhampton via West Bromwich, Bilston and Wednesbury.

It opened on 30 May 1999, mostly using the former disused Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level Line. An extension into Birmingham City Centre, was approved in 2012 and the first section of the extension to Bull Street tram stop was opened on 6 December 2015. Future extensions to the system are planned.

A fleet of new Tram’s has recently been introduced to replace the original Ansaldo T69 fleet, 21 new CAF Urbos 3 Trams, with an increased capacity of 210 passengers per tram, compared with the 156 passengers on the existing T69 trams, now operate the service.  The first of the new trams was unveiled at the Wednesbury depot in October 2013, with the first four entering service on 5 September 2014 and have now replaced all of the T-69s in service.