Metro Line One

Wolverhampton to Birmingham

The first Midland Metro line opened to the public in May 1999. A clean, electrically powered tram system, Midland Metro links key areas along a busy transport route serving local centres on the way. 

The route runs from Birmingham Grand Central (New Street rail station) serving stops at Corporation Street, Bull Street and Snow Hill, through the Jewellery Quarter, Handsworth, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Bilston to Wolverhampton.

They run every 6-8 minutes during the day, and every 15 minutes on evenings and Sundays.

National Express (NX) currently operates the route on behalf of TfWM. In October 2018 TfWM is to take over the day-to-day running of its Midland Metro trams when the current NX concession finishes. The move will enable TfWM to plough millions of pounds of future profits back into expanding the network.

Existing NX staff will be transferred over to a new subsidiary company – Midland Metro Ltd - which will be wholly owned by the WMCA.

T69 Tram e-Auction

We are delighted to announce an exciting one-time opportunity to own part of a fleet of 15 type T-69 light rail vehicles.

Originally purchased from Italian manufacturer Ansaldo Trasporti and in operation between 1998-2014, the former standard bearers of the Line One route between Wolverhampton and Birmingham city centres are currently in storage at Long Marston Airfield.

The e-Auction will take place on Monday 29th January 2018 at 10am 

More details on the e-Auction here