San Francisco cable car ‘big’ 19 on a test run. (Muni
After many delays, mostly recently to permit the resurfacing of Piper's Row (where the new tram tracks have been laid), on 29 August Midland Metro started final testing and driver training in readiness for passenger service on the new branch to Wolverhampton Railway Station. 
The 700m line, which cost EUR 35M, includes an intermediate stop at the city’s bus station. 
A six-minute peak headway is being scheduled when passenger service is introduced, hopefully before the end of September. Work started in autumn 2017 but the deadline of opening for the 2022 Commonwealth Games was missed. 
Want to know more? Respected industry magazine Tramways & Urban Transit produced a full fact-file about Midland Metro and their expansion plans in our July 2023 issue. Contact us to ask for your copy today! 
Tram testing at Wolverhampton Station. (M. V. Ballinger) 
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