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TfWM comes under scrutiny over cracks on Metro trams

Light Rail

Peter Plisner
03 December 2021
Metro services were suspended for a month after defects were found
Metro services were suspended for a month after defects were found

An independent inquiry has been launched into the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) oversight of the region’s metro operation. It follows a suspension of services, for at least a month, after cracks were found on the chassis of the Spanish built trams used on the West Midlands Metro.

The review, to be carried out by an industry expert, will look into the way Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) manages the delivery of new extensions and operation of metro services through a...

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