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West Midlands trams suspended after more cracks found

Light Rail

28 March 2022
 

All Metro tram services in the West Midlands have been suspended for a third time in nine months after inspections revealed new bodywork cracks on some of the older trams.

Services were halted on Sunday and will not resume until safety checks are carried out by Spanish tram manufacturer CAF, said Transport for West Midlands.

West Midlands mayor Andy Street said that concerns had been raised about cracking in the tram chassis “particularly around the doors”.  He said:...

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