As we reported last night, Wednesday 15th December saw the return of passenger service on the West Midlands Metro for the first time in over a month and not only did we see some of the repaired Urbos3 trams in action but it was also the day of the debut with three of the Urbos 100s being used for the very first time.
Services are running up to every 10 minutes between Wolverhampton St George’s and Bull Street only for now but a further extension through to Library will follow in due course once more trams are available for use. The first day saw quite a few people back using the trams which considering it was announced at around 1700 the day before seems to show that word spreads quickly in this day and age!
At least eight trams were noted in service on the day including Urbos3s 17, 19, 20, 24 and 28 and Urbos 100 debutants 38, 39 and 40 (we’re take a closer look at the new Urbos 100s in service in an article later this week).
Hopefully this is just the start of a upturn in the fortunes of the West Midlands Metro and with more trams set to be repaired or commissioned to enter service and then extensions to Edgbaston Village and Wolverhampton City Centre to follow the next few months should be the time for more positive news from the West Midlands!