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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 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Operational, Under Attention, Withdrawn (T69s)/Stored (not yet in service - Urbos 3s), Not Yet Delivered

T69s

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No. Date Delivered Date Withdrawn Livery Name Link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

Notes:
16 is due to leave Wednesbury Depot for Long Marston on 19th August. It had originally been retained for use an an engineering vehicle but this plan was never followed through.

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 Batteries? Returned to service Livery Name Link
17 11th October 2013 4th October 2016 Yes 19th February 2019 Blue Photo
18 15th November 2013 5th September 2014 Yes 20th April 2018 Silver & Blue with adverts for Just Eat Photo
19 15th January 2014 - Yes 24th May 2019 Special 20th Anniversary Photo
20 21st February 2014 5th September 2014 Yes 14th August 2019 Silver & Magenta Photo
21 10th March 2014 5th September 2014 Yes 1st October 2018 Silver & Blue with adverts for Just Eat Photo
22 9th April 2014 No n/a Silver & Magenta Photo
23 13th May 2014 5th September 2014 Yes 8th April 2019 Blue Photo
24 3rd June 2014 No n/a Silver & Magenta Photo
25 24th June 2014 No n/a Silver & Magenta Photo
26 4th July 2014 No n/a Silver & Magenta Photo
27 14th July 2014 2nd February 2015 No n/a Silver & Magenta Photo
28 29th July 2014 28th April 2015 Yes 26th October 2018 Blue Photo
29 2nd September 2014 29th April 2015 Yes 19th June 2019 Blue Photo
30 22nd September 2014 3rd June 2015 Being fitted n/a Blue Photo
31 14th October 2014 29th January 2015 Yes 3rd July 2018 Blue Cyrille Regis MBE 1958-2018 Photo
32 4th November 2014 17th August 2015 No n/a Silver & Magenta Photo
33 16th December 2014 17th June 2015 No n/a Silver & Magenta Photo
34 23rd January 2015 21st December 2015 No n/a Silver & Magenta Photo
35 12th February 2015 9th September 2015 Yes 11th December 2018 Blue Angus Adams Photo
36 13th March 2015 Yes 1st August 2018 Silver & Blue with adverts for My Metro app Photo
37 7th July 2015 12th April 2016 Yes 4th February 2019 Blue Ozzy Osbourne Photo

Notes:
Those trams with adverts including full height vinyls on the centre section with above window adverts on the remaining sections of the tram. They have also received blue vinyls on the ends to replace the old magenta colour.
17 was officially launched on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at Wednesbury Depot.
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.
The livery carried on 19 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the network. It features blue ends, full height vinyls on the centre section and above window vinyls on the remainder.
26 returned to service on 12th June 2019 following two years out of use after a derailment at the depot in June 2017. The tram spent six months at Wolverton Works for repairs between September 2017 and March 2018.
31 was named by members of Cyrille Regis' family at a ceremony held at Wednesbury Depot on 18th January 2019.
33 is out of service following damage caused by a major dewirement on 5th March 2019.
34 returned to service 4th April 2019 following repairs having not been seen in use since since 11th December 2018.
35 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).
37 was named by Ozzy Osbourne at Corporation Street on 26th May 2016.

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


This page was last updated on Sunday 18th August 2019


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