Whilst a lot of work has come to a halt during the Coronavirus restrictions, various track replacement and general maintenance on the UK’s tramways can still continue – with suitable social distancing put into place, of course – and one such system which has seen recent work is the West Midlands Metro.
So, as to ensure that a service can continue to run for key workers on the line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, rail replacement work has been taking place overnight when no services are scheduled to run. It has been confirmed that over 50% of the planned work has now been completed with recent work being undertaken between The Crescent and Priestfield tramstops. This has seen the old track removed, trackbed renewed and the new track laid and then welded into place.
Images of the work taking place are available on the Midland Metro Alliance Twitter feed.