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Person dies after being hit by tram in West Bromwich

By Harry Leather | West Bromwich | News | Published: | Last Updated:

There were no trams between Birmingham and West Bromwich for nine hours as a result.

The incident happened before 5am

A person has died after being hit by a tram in West Bromwich.

The incident happened at Trinity Way station shortly before 5am on Saturday and trams did not run between West Bromwich and Birmingham for nine hours as a result.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to Trinity Way tram stop in West Bromwich at 4.55 to reports that someone had been hit by a tram.

"We attended alongside coleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are now working to locate the person's next of kin and to establish how they came to be on the tram tracks."

A police cordon sealed off the Trinity Way stop throughout Saturday morning as officers examined the area and spoke to witnesses.

The age or gender of the person is not yet known.

With no trams between West Bromwich Central and Grand Central in Birmingham, Midland Metro tickets were accepted on buses and trains throughout the morning.

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Passengers heading to Birmingham were encouraged to get the train to New Street directly from The Hawthorns or Wolverhampton until normal service resumed at around 2pm.

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Journalist - @hleather_star

Digital journalist covering breaking news across the region from the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton.

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