On a disappointingly regular basis we report on Tram v Car (or other road vehicles) collisions on many different tram systems across the British Isles. One which seems to have been in the wars a fair amount in recent months has been the West Midlands Metro with two of the trams which have been involved being 21 and 55.
55 – which only entered service 14th November 2023 – was hit by a car close to Priestfield on 25th November 2023 and had to be returned to depot nursing its wounds. Ater being stabled in the depot yard for a few days waiting for repairs to be undertaken the tram was soon back in service on 6th December 2023. Although there obviously weren’t any standard fleet numbers in stock!
A second tram which was involved in a collision was 21, but its happier news there as this incident was far less severe and it is back in service with new panels in place.