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Timetables adjusted in line with demand

As members of the public continue to follow government instructions to avoid all non-essential travel, West Midlands Metro is making further adjustments to its services in line with current demand.

A recent poll found 80% of those travelling by tram are key workers and the Metro is set to continue early morning and evening services, as part of a revised timetable, in recognition of their valuable work.

From Monday, April 27, trams will operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and through the weekend with the first trams travelling the full route leaving Wolverhampton St George’s at 05:15 and Library at 05:10.

The last trams will leave Wolverhampton St George’s at 23:30 and Library at 23:40.

On Sundays the first services will leave Wolverhampton St George’s at 07:55 and Library at 08:00 and the last trams travelling the full route will leave Wolverhampton St George’s at 22:55 and Library at 23:00.

Carl Williams, Metro Director of Operations, explained: “Our services are under regular review so that we can adjust timetables to meet the current needs of customers who are key workers, or still need to travel for medical reasons, to support a vulnerable person, or for the collection of essential supplies.

“These latest changes to the timetable will ensure we maintain a robust service for those who need us through these unprecedented times.”

More information on the Metro’s response to the coronavirus outbreak can be found here (westmidlandsmetro.com/coronavirus), and regular updates are available via Twitter (@WMmetro).

Customers can also speak to a member of the team using the assistance button located on the shelter at every stop.

Mr Williams added: “Once again, we would like to remind customers of the government advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.  If it’s absolutely necessary to travel and they take the tram, they need to maintain social distancing at stops and on board.”

Advice on travel across the West Midlands can be found at www.networkwestmidlands.com/plan-your-journey/network-overview/