The West Midlands Metro and Very Light Rail (Adam Gordon)

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In this book, author David Voice traces the history of the West Midlands Metro system, as well as taking a brief look at the Coventry and Stourbridge 'Very Light Rail' schemes.

The book begins with a look at the original tramways in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, both of which closed by the 1950s. This is followed by a look at the construction of the West Midlands Metro system, before going on to look at the operation of the system between it's opening in 1999 and the present day.

Chapter List:

  • Brief History of Earlier Tramways in Birmingham and Wolverhampton
  • Construction of the new Tramway Route, 1995-1998
  • Troublesome Trams, 1998-1999
  • The Tramway Opens, 1999-2000
  • A Difficult Beginning to the Millennium, 2001-2010
  • Planning for the Future, 2011-2015
  • A New Fleet and Expansion of the system, 2016-2019
  • Coronavirus and the Tramway, 2020-2021
  • Very Light Rail
  • Epilogue

Each chapter is well illustrated with colour photographs, maps and reproduced documents. An appendix looks at the West Midlands Metro fleet since the tramway's opening. 168 pages.

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