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Fifty new trams needed for Metro extensions, says TfWM

LIGHT RAIL

Andrew Forster
19 January 2018
Metro: growing network
Metro: growing network

 

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) is sounding out light rail manufacturers about  plans to procure 50 trams to operate on an expanded Midland Metro network. 

The vehicles will be needed to cover the extensions to Edgbaston and Eastside in Birmingham (seven-nine); Wednesbury to Brierley Hill (22); and East Birmingham and Solihull (20). 

They must be capable of operating in catenary-free environments, such as with fuel cells. Sections of route in Birmingham and Wolverhampton...

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