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 2018 TfWM is to take over the day-to-day running of its Midland Metro trams as 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 which will be wholly owned by the WMCA.