As we mentioned last week there was a temporary closure on Midland Metro on 5th November to allow for a short section of track at Dartmouth Street to be relaid. The trackbed had been sinking here for a while because of poor drainage so the decision was made to replace the track on a quiet Sunday whilst the line to Wolverhampton was also closed. Photos from Andy Walters.
A split service was operated on the line for most of the day with 33, 35 and 36 spending the previous night at Jewellery Quarter to provide the service between Grand Central and West Bromwich Central. Trams also ran between Priestfield and Black Lake with no service in between. The work was slightly delayed and the hoped for return to a full service at 2000 did not transpire with trams running uninterrupted from 2230.