Or what headline can you use when the same thing keeps happening! Yes, the “blue revolution” on West Midlands Metro is continuing with 24 the latest tram to receive the new livery, completed with OLA adverts – 24 is the 13th fully blue tram and the third to receive the OLA adverts.
24 ran for the first time in the blue livery on Monday 9th September, the same day as 32 carried passengers for the first time in the same livery (its previous use had been on driver training only). 24 had last been seen in the old livery on Thursday 5th September.
This day saw just two magenta trams in service – 25 and 26 – with one further Urbos3 in this condition also noted in the depot yard, according to our records there are (or at least were!) four trams still in magenta which means one is missing either undergoing attention is receiving the blue vinyls as we type!
However, you look at it the days of the magenta tram are definitely coming to an end!