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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

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Operational, Under Attention, Withdrawn (T69s)/Stored (not yet in service - Urbos 3s), Not Yet Delivered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No. Date Delivered Date Withdrawn Livery Name Link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

Where have all the departed T69s gone? May we direct you to the Long Marston Fleet List which has full details of 01-15 where they are all now stored.
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 Silver & Magenta 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 & Magenta Photo
37 7th July 2015 12th April 2016 Silver & Magenta Ozzy Osbourne Photo
38 On Order
39 On Order
40 On Order
41 On Order

A total of 25 Urbos 3 trams are on order to operate both the current Midland Metro service and also the expanded line through to Centenary Square. The first 21 have now been delivered to Wednesbury Depot with the remainder to follow at a later date.
17 was officially launched on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at Wednesbury Depot.
18 returned to Wednesbury Depot on Friday 22nd September 2017 having been back to Spain to be fitted with batteris for use on sections of the line which will be fitted without overhead wires (it had departed on Wednesday 18th January 2017). It will now undergo extensive tests before returning to service. Eventually all trams will be so fitted but the remainder will be done in the West Midlands.
26 was transported to Wolverton Works in two sections on 20th/21st September 2017 for repairs to damage caused by a derailment in the depot in the summer.
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 Andy Walters for providing information contained on this fleet list.

This page was last updated on Sunday 26th November 2017

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