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Can you help? There is some information missing in the below fleet list of delivery dates. If you have the information missing below - or can correct any of these dates - we would be very grateful if you could email us at gareth@britishtramsonline.co.uk.

To aid visibility of the current status of the trams on this fleet list the following colour coding is used:
Operational, Under Attention, Stored, Not Yet Delivered

Urbos 3 Trams

Built: 2013-15 by CAF, Zaragoza, Spain
Seats: 52 (plus 156 standing)
Motors: 8 x 80kw (110 hp) traction motors (4 on each power bogie)
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph

No. Delivery Date Acceptance for Service Batteries? Returned to service Livery Name Current Location Link
17 11th October 2013 23rd September 2016 Yes 19th February 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
18 15th November 2013 20th August 2014 Yes 20th April 2018 Blue Wednesbury Photo
19 16th January 2014 20th August 2014 Yes 24th May 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
20 21st February 2014 20th August 2014 Yes 14th August 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
21 10th March 2014 27th August 2014 Yes 1st October 2018 Blue Wednesbury Photo
22 9th April 2014 27th August 2014 Yes 12th November 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
23 13th May 2014 27th August 2014 Yes 8th April 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
24 3rd June 2014 3rd September 2014 Yes 4th December 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
25 24th June 2014 3rd September 2014 Yes 11th December 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
26 1st July 2014 23rd October 2014 Yes 10th April 2020 Blue Worksop Photo
27 15th July 2014 15th January 2015 Yes 19th February 2020 Blue Worksop Photo
28 29th July 2014 23rd April 2015 Yes 26th October 2018 Blue Jasper Carrott Worksop Photo
29 2nd September 2014 23rd April 2015 Yes 19th June 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
30 23rd September 2014 28th May 2015 Yes 3rd September 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
31 14th October 2014 15th January 2015 Yes 3rd July 2018 Blue Cyrille Regis MBE 1958-2018 Worksop Photo
32 4th November 2014 14th August 2015 Yes 11th December 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
33 16th December 2014 4th June 2015 Yes 1st October 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
34 23rd January 2015 11th December 2015 Yes 11th November 2019 Blue Wednesbury Photo
35 13th February 2015 8th September 2015 Yes 11th December 2018 Blue Wednesbury Photo
36 13th March 2015 11th December 2015 Yes 1st August 2018 Blue Worksop Photo
37 7th July 2015 6th April 2016 Yes 4th February 2019 Blue Ozzy Osbourne Worksop Photo

Notes:
With services resumed on 9th June 2022 only those trams which have run in service/driver training are shown as operational above. As more trams have their panelling replaced and enter service this will be updated. Some of these trams have been used but since been sidelined again but as the complete picture is not clear they remain shown as operational.
17 (departed 8th August 2023, returned 4th February 2024), 26 (departed 17th August 2023, returned 9th February 2024, departed again 2nd April 2024), 27 (departed 30th January 2024), 28 (departed 18th February 2024), 29 (departed 21st August 2023, returned 20th February 2024), 31 (departed 7th February 2024), 34 (departed 4th October 2023, returned 4th April 2024), 36 (departed February 2024) and 37 (departed 2nd November 2023) have been/still are stored in Worksop.
17 was officially launched on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at Wednesbury Depot.
17 (departed 25th October 2022, back December 2022 - Dudley), 20 (departed?, returned 11th April 2023 - Dudley), 24 (departed January 2023, returned March 2023 - Dudley), 25 (departed 25th March 2023, returned? - Dudley), 26 (departed 28th October 2022, back 24th January 2023 - Dudley), 27 (departed 9th December 2022, returned 23rd January 2023 - Dudley), 28 (departed 23rd May 2022, returned July 2022 - Wolverton), 29 (departed December 2022?, returned March 2023 - Dudley), 30 (departed 14th April 2023, returned? - Dudley), 32 (departed August 2023, returned 15th February 2024 - Dudley), 33 (departed summer 2023?, returned 11th August 2023 - Dudley) and 35 (departed summer 2023?, returned 2nd February 2024 - Dudley) have been sent away for body panel repairs.
18 was the first of the trams to be fitted with batteries with the work being completed in Spain. It had left for Spain on Wednesday 18th January 2017 and returned to Wednesbury Depot on Friday 22nd September 2017.
26 spent two years out of service between June 2017 and 12th June 2019 after after a derailment at the depot. It spent six months at Wolverton Works for repairs between September 2017 and March 2018.
31 has received its special name vinyls again after they were removed for a couple of weeks. It is named Cyrille Regis MBE 1958-2018 and was originally named at a ceremony held at at Wednesbury Depot on 18th January 2019. The name and special silhoutte vinyls were removed in February 2023 during a full revinyl of the tram but were then reapplied in March 2023. It was also out of service August 2019-5th March 2020 receiving accident repairs.
34 was out of service 11th December 2018-4th April 2019 receiving repairs.
37 was named by Ozzy Osbourne at Corporation Street on 26th May 2016. The tram returned to the CAF factory in Spain for repairs on 17th October 2020, returning to Wednesbury Depot on 15th June 2021.

Urbos 100 Trams

Built: 2021- by CAF, Zaragoza, Spain
Seats: 52 (plus 156 standing)
Motors: 8 x 80kw (110 hp) traction motors (4 on each power bogie)
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph

No. Delivery Date Acceptance for Service Batteries? Livery Name Link
38 9th June 2021 15th December 2021 Yes Blue Photo
39 28th April 2021 15th December 2021 Yes Blue Don & Roy Richardson Photo
40 26th May 2021 15th December 2021 Yes Blue Theresa Stewart Photo
41 23rd June 2021 18th March 2022 Yes Blue Photo
42 14th July 2021 18th December 2021 Yes Photo
43 24th July 2021 9th June 2022 Yes Blue Photo
44 6th October 2021 10th June 2022 Yes Advert for National Trust Photo
45 10th November 2021 13th January 2022 Yes Advert for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Photo
46 10th August 2022 30th September 2022 Yes Blue Photo
47 28th September 2022 12th December 2022 Yes Blue Photo
48 25th November 2022 4th January 2023 Yes Blue Photo
49 6th June 2023 26th July 2023 Yes Blue Photo
50 31st May 2023 15th July 2023 Yes Blue Photo
51 21st March 2023 11th May 2023 Yes Blue Photo
52 22nd November 2023 12th January 2024 Yes Blue Photo
53 3rd March 2023 24th April 2023 Yes Blue Photo
54 5th July 2023 30th September 2023 Yes Blue Photo
55 5th October 2023 14th November 2023 Yes Blue Photo
56 22nd May 2023 12th June 2023 Yes Blue Photo
57 10th May 2023 3rd June 2023 Yes Blue Photo
58 9th August 2023 13th October 2023 Yes Blue Photo

Notes:
All these trams are being delivered with batteries fitted from new.
Eight of this batch of trams will be delivered in 2021 with the remainder following by 2023.
39 was named Don & Roy Richardson in a ceremony at Centenary Square on 2nd March 2023. Don and Roy Richardson are local entrepeneur and philanthropist twins from the West Midlands. The ceremony was attended by Roy Richardson, members of the family and Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands. 40 received the name at Town Hall on 8th March 2023 (International Women's Day). Theresa Stewart was the first (and to date only) female leader of Birmingham City Council and former Lord Mayor of Birmingham who was also honoured with the naming of T69 11 - this is the first time the same name has been carried on a T69 and Urbos tram.

Thank you to Mark Cufflin, Michael Morton, Dan Noon & Andy Walters for providing information contained on this fleet list.


This page was last updated on Sunday 7th April 2024


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