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Virus threatens TfWM’s Metro spending

Light Rail

12 June 2020
 

The funding plan for expanding the West Midlands  Metro light rail network may have to be rethought if Covid-19 has a long-term impact on ridership levels, Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has said. 

Metro currently connects Wolverhampton with Birmingham but TfWM is planning a big expansion of the network over the next few years. It took Metro operations in-house in 2018 with the express purpose of capturing passenger revenues to plough into funding network extensions. The...

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