West Midlands Metro trams will fall silent at 11.00 am this Saturday and Sunday as the country pays tribute to the fallen of two world wars and more recent conflicts.
On both November 11 and Remembrance Sunday, tram services will pause to enable Metro colleagues and customers to observe a two-minute silence and reflect on the sacrifices made by the nation’s brave servicemen and women.
Sophie Allison, West Midlands Metro Interim Managing Director, commented: “As 11.00am approaches, all trams will come to a stop in a safe place, enabling customers to join us in paying tribute to all who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“To show our appreciation of the dedication and heroism shown by members of the armed services, past and present, we’re also offering free travel for veterans and serving army, navy and air force personnel attending Remembrance events over the weekend.”
To take advantage of the offer, all veterans and serving armed forces personnel need to do is wear their uniform or medals, or show services ID.
“Offering free travel is the least we can do to express our gratitude for all the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe,” Sophie added.