Former Midland Metro trams to get new home

The original Midland Metro tram fleet has been sold for scrap – but two survivors are set for a new journey.

Thirteen Ansaldo T69 trams have been sold for £12,000 via an e-auction by Transport for West Midlands, however two of the fleet of 15 were found new homes.

One’s been donated to UK Tram, the British tram industry body. The other went to Birmingham Museum.

The T69 trams were introduced when the Midland Metro line opened between Birmingham Snow Hill station and Wolverhampton city centre in 1998.
However they were phased out following the introduction in 2014 of the Urbos 3 trams now in use on the network, and have been in storage at a depot in Long Marston, Warwickshire, ever since.


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