Facts and Figures

Operator Transport for West Midlands
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1999
# of Lines 1
# of Cars 21
Mileage 13 miles
Stations 26
Gauge Standard
Power Overhead
Fare Media tickets
Data Date 2019
1st Visit 7/2018
Last Visit 7/2018
% Rode 100%

Europe > United Kingdom > Birmingham
West Midlands Metro (light rail)

West Midlands Metro Logo.svg

Light Rail 

Birmingham has a modern light rail line that opened in 1999 and is undergoing expansion. The system is called metro, but is very much a Light Rail line. The line runs in streets and former railway right-of-way.

I have rode its entire length as it was in 2018. Only 3 stations are featured here, Wolverhampton St. George, Jewelry Quarter and Grand Central (Brimingham New Street Station).

Click on any image to enlarge.

 Wolverhampton St. George (7/26/18)  Wolverhampton St. George (7/26/18)
 Jewelry Quarter (7/26/18)  Jewelry Quarter (7/26/18)
 Jewelry Quarter (7/26/18)  Jewelry Quarter (7/26/18)
 Jewelry Quarter (7/26/18)  Jewelry Quarter (7/26/18)
 Jewelry Quarter (7/26/18)  Grand Central (7/26/18)
 Grand Central (7/26/18)  Grand Central (7/26/18)
 Grand Central (7/26/18)  Grand Central (7/26/18)
 Grand Central (7/26/18)  Grand Central (7/26/18)
 Grand Central (7/26/18)  Grand Central (7/26/18)
 Grand Central (7/26/18)  Car interior (7/26/18)

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