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West Midlands Metro

Can you help? In tidying up this fleet list we have attempted to add dates of when each tram was delivered and entered service. Unfortunately although we have some of these dates when checking our records we have discovered that we don't have the information for a large number of the Urbos 3s. 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

To aid visibility of the current status of the trams on this fleet list the following colour coding is used:
Operational, Under Attention, Withdrawn (T69s)/Stored (not yet in service - Urbos 3s), Not Yet Delivered


Built: 1998-99 by Ansaldo Transporti, Italy
Seats: 58
Motors: 4
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph

No. Date Delivered Date Withdrawn Livery Name Link
16 11th March 1999 14th August 2015 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Gerwyn John Photo

16 remains stored at Wednesbury Depot for an unknown reason. It had originally been thought it would be retained as an engineering vehicle but it is now unclear if this will be the case.

Urbos 3 Trams

Built: 2013-15 by CAF, Zaragoza, Spain
Seats: 80 (plus 170 standing)
Motors: 12 80kw (110 hp) traction motors
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph

No. Delivery Date Entered Service Livery Name Link
17 11th October 2013 4th October 2016 Silver & Magenta Photo
18 15th November 2013 5th September 2014 Silver & Magenta Photo
19 15th January 2014 - Silver & Magenta Photo
20 21st February 2014 5th September 2014 Silver & Magenta Photo
21 10th March 2014 5th September 2014 Silver & Magenta Photo
22 9th April 2014 Silver & Magenta Photo
23 13th May 2014 5th September 2014 Silver & Magenta Photo
24 3rd June 2014 Silver & Magenta Photo
25 24th June 2014 Silver & Magenta Photo
26 4th July 2014 Silver & Magenta Photo
27 14th July 2014 2nd February 2015 Silver & Magenta Photo
28 29th July 2014 28th April 2015 Silver & Magenta Photo
29 2nd September 2014 29th April 2015 Silver & Magenta Photo
30 22nd September 2014 3rd June 2015 Silver & Magenta Photo
31 14th October 2014 29th January 2015 Blue Cyrille Regis MBE 1958-2018 Photo
32 4th November 2014 17th August 2015 Silver & Magenta Photo
33 16th December 2014 17th June 2015 Silver & Magenta Photo
34 23rd January 2015 21st December 2015 Silver & Magenta Photo
35 12th February 2015 9th September 2015 Silver & Magenta Angus Adams Photo
36 13th March 2015 Silver & Blue with adverts for My Metro app Photo
37 7th July 2015 12th April 2016 Silver & Magenta Ozzy Osbourne Photo

17 was officially launched on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at Wednesbury Depot. The tram is the latest tram to be taken out of service for a start to be made on battery installation.
18 entered service on Friday 20th April 2018 as the first of the trams to be fitted with batteries. It had left for Spain for the fitting of batteries on Wednesday 18th January 2017 and returned to Wednesbury Depot on Friday 22nd September 2017.
21 returned to service on 4th October 2018 for the first time since the installation of batteries. This was the fourth battery fitted tram.
26 returned to Wednesbury Depot on 22nd/23rd March 2018 from Wolverton Works where it had received repairs to damage caused by a derailment at the depot. It remains out of service and appears to be currently used as a source of spare parts.
28 is now fitted with batteries and returned to service on 30th October 2018.
31 returned to service on 5th July 2018 following the fitting of batteries. It is also the first tram to receive the new blue livery. The tram was named by members of Cyrille Regis' family at a ceremony held at Wednesbury Depot on 18th January 2019.
35 is now fitted with batteries and re-entered service on 11th December 2018. It was named by the Queen on 19th November 2015 at Bull Street stop on the Birmingham City Centre extension (ahead of the official opening of the line).
36 returned to service on 2nd August 2018 having been fitted with batteries at Wednesbury Depot. It features a hybrid livery featuring the old "Network West Midlands" silver livery, blue ends and adverts for the My Metro app including a full height advert on the centre car.
37 returned to service fitted with batteries on 5th February 2019 - the seventh of the trams to do so. It was named by Ozzy Osbourne at Corporation Street on 26th May 2016.

Thank you to Andy Walters for providing information contained on this fleet list.

This page was last updated on Sunday 17th February 2019

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