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DESCRIPTION
The Birmingham Midland Metro project was launched in the middle of years 80s, in order to connect the West Midlands main industrial agglomerations (the regional population is 3.5 millions inhabitants).
West Midlands suffered in the last decades the consequencies of a massive industrial reconversion caused by the dismission of many steelworks in favour of other activities (like the tertiary): the insertion of an efficient transport system was seen as a new opportunity for a new development of the whole area. Some technical and economical problems caused delays and project reductions: at the moment just one of the 3 predicted lines has been realized (Line 1, 1999), along the elder Greater Western Railway route, between Grand Central Station, Birmingham Snow Hill and Wolverhampton.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1904original tram opening--
1953original tram closure--
31-05-1999Birmingham Snow Hill-Wolverhampton St. GeorgesMidland Metro
06-12-2015Snow Hill-Bull StreetMidland Metro
30-05-2016Bull Street-Grand CentralMidland Metro
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
--
Single line stops
--
Single line avg. distance (km)
--
Total track length (km)
21
Total network stops
26
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.9
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
ANSALDO,CAF
Model
T69,Urbos 3
Operator
NATIONAL EXPRESS MIDLAND METRO
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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lrt-tram - birmingham; Source: Midland Metro Alliance website
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