Midland Metro becomes West Midlands Metro

TRAM services around Birmingham and Wolverhampton were rebranded as West Midlands Metro from June 24 after being taken over by Midland Metro Limited (MML), a subsidiary of the West Midlands Combined Authority.

END OF THE ROAD FOR T69s: Several former Midland Metro ‘T69’ cars are seen awaiting their fate at Booth’s scrapyard, Rotherham, on July 6. The AnsaldoBreda ‘T69s’ were used on the West Midlands Metro from its opening in 1999 through to being replaced by a new fleet of CAF-built ‘Urbos 3’ trams in 2014/15. Two of the 16 Midland Metro ‘T69s’ have been preserved, while another was retained as an engineering vehicle. Mike Haddon

The move allows Transport for West Midlands, part of the WMCA, to put future profits back into the network.

MML has also lowered fares on some single and return journeys, and introduced a Metro day ticket.

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