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Woman hit by tram in West Bromwich is taken to hospital with serious injuries

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a tram in West Bromwich.

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Trams through West Bromwich were halted after it happened at Dudley Street at about 2.45pm.

A statement from the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "An ambulance, two paramedic officers, critical care paramedic and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews discovered a tram and a pedestrian had been involved in a collision.

"The pedestrian, a woman, was treated for serious injuries and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment."

West Midlands Metro said on X, formerly Twitter, that trams were unable to operate between Black Lake and West Bromwich Central as a result.

Instead, trams ran between Black Lake and Wolverhampton Station and between West Bromwich Central and Edgbaston Village only.

Passengers were told tickets would be accepted on the National Express West Midlands 79 bus between Wednesbury and West Bromwich and on West Midlands Railway trains between Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

A Metro statement on X said: "Due to a medical emergency at Dudley Street, trams are unable to run between Black Lake and West Bromwich Central.

"Trams are running between Black Lake and Wolverhampton Station and between West Bromwich Central and Edgbaston Village only.

"Tickets accepted on the nxwestmidlands 79 bus between Wednesbury and West Bromwich, and on West Midlands Railway between Wolverhampton and Birmingham."

A further statement on the Metro website said: "Medical crew are on site. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this change of service may have on your journey."