On Monday 14th July the latest Urbos 3 arrived at Midland Metro’s Wednesbury Depot with 27 being delivered by the tried and tested method. Being sent from CAF’s factory in Zaragoza, Spain by sea to Plymouth the tram was then transported via low loader in two sections arriving at its new home early on 14th July. 27 is the 11th of the new trams to be delivered to Birmingham.
Meanwhile testing and driver training of the Urbos 3 trams continues to take place on a regular basis with several evenings a week seeing normally two of the trams out and about on the main line. No official word has still to be released as to when they will enter passenger service although rumours continued to suggest August.