2019 will see another naming of an Urbos 3 tram on the West Midlands Metro with the late West Bromwich Albion legend Cyrille Regis set to be honoured by the accolade. This will just be the third of the CAF built trams to receive a name and comes after rumours for some time that the striker would be so honoured.
Cyrille played 297 times for West Bromwich Albion between 1977 and 1984 scoring 112 goals before he left the club to go to Coventry City for £250,000. He was a pioneer for black footballers in the game and remains a legend at WBA over 30 years later. Cyrille sadly died earlier this year of a heart attack.
The naming ceremony will take place on 18th January 2019. He becomes the second WBA footballer and third footballer to have had a tram named after him on the now West Midlands Metro following on from the names of Jeff Astle and Billy Wright on the T69s.