A programme of permanent repairs to West Midlands Metro’s tram fleet is progressing well and we are confident that we will be able to start a phased return of service within the next week.
When services were suspended on 13th November, we said that it would be at least four weeks before enough trams were available to sustain a safe, reliable and robust service.
Currently nearly half the fleet has received permanent repairs and this work is continuing. Several new trams are also entering the final stages of testing required before they can enter passenger service.
At this stage, we cannot offer an exact date for the return of services, but customers can be assured that we continue to work alongside the tram manufacturer to complete both the repairs and testing process as quickly as possible.
Further information can be found on the West Midlands Metro and Transport for West Midlands websites.