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Last Updated Sunday 7th September 2014

Midland Metro

With thanks to Andy Walters for information held on this page.

Six-Axle Articulated Cars

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

No. Livery Name
01 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey
02 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey
03 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Ray Lewis
04 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Sir Frank Whittle
05 Silver & Magenta - "Network West Midlands" Sister Dora
06 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Alan Garner
07 Silver & Magenta - "Network West Midlands" Billy Wright
08 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Joseph Chamberlain
09 Silver & Magenta - "Network West Midlands" Jeff Astle
10 Silver & Magenta - "Network West Midlands" John Stanley Webb
11 Blue & Cream Theresa Stewart
12 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey
13 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Anthony Nolan
14 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Jim Eames
15 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Agenoria
16 Dark Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey Gerwyn John

Notes:
01, 02 and 03 are stored at the depot and are unavailable for service.
04 has received the "Sir Frank Whittle" nameplates from 01.
05 was named at Wednesbury Parkway on 6 April 2004 by the Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Arthur Bentely. The tram returned to service in late February 2009 after attention following a collision with a Fire Engine near to Wolverhampton in May 2007.
07 has now returned to service in the "Network West Midlands" livery. It had previously been out of service for over eight years having been in use as a "Christmas Tree" in recent years. The tram was named Billy Wright by the former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England footballer's daughter and granddaughter at Wednesbury on 13th May 2008 - it was named following a public vote.
09 was named in a ceremony at the tram depot on 12 April 2003 by comedian Frank Skinner after a public vote was held for the most popular person a tram should be named after. The tram is actually half of 09 and half of10 following the collision of December 2006. It is also fitted with electronic destination displays.
10 was named by Tony Depledge (President of the LRTA) at a ceremony in July 2004. The tram returned to service in October 2008 following nearly two years out of service because of a major collision near to Soho Benson Street in December 2006 with 09 (which has now returned to service).
11 carries a special commemorative livery representing the Birmingham Corporation Transport colours carried by the original trams in the city. It was repainted to mark 60 years since the closure of the original tramway and was officially launched in a ceremony at Birmingham Snow Hill on 23rd August 2013.
13 has been withdrawn from service having last operated on 28th August.
14 left Wednesbury Depot on 17th June for Long Marston where it is to be used by UK Tram for testing. It is only on loan to UK Tram for the testing and although it is highly unlikely to return to Birmingham will remain on this fleet list for now.

Urbos 3 Trams

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

No. Delivery Date Livery
17 11th October 2013 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
18 15th November 2013 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
19 15th January 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
20 21st February 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
21 10th March 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
22 9th April 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
23 13th May 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
24 3rd June 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
25 24th June 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
26 4th July 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
27 14th July 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
28 29th July 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
29 2nd September 2014 Silver & Magenta "Network West Midlands"
30 On Order
31 On Order
32 On Order
33 On Order
34 On Order
35 On Order
36 On Order

Notes:
20 Urbos 3 trams are on order for use on the current and expanded Midland Metro route. The first trams (18, 20, 21 and 23) entered passenger service on 5th September.
17 was the first tram to arrive in the UK, being delivered in two sections on 11th October, and was officially launched on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at the Wednesbury depot.


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