Medical emergency on West Midlands Metro leads to tram being withdrawn from service

A medical emergency on a tram has caused West Midlands Metro to withdraw a unit from its service.

West Midlands Metro Tram
West Midlands Metro Tram

The tram operator announced at 4.15pm on Wednesday that the emergency had caused a delay on a service on its way from Wolverhampton to Birmingham.

In a statement on Twitter, the operator said: "Due to a medical emergency, trams one of our trams had to be withdrawn from service. As a result, there will be an extended delay for the 15:51 tram that departed from Wolverhampton St. Georges."

In a comment soon afterwards, the operator added: "The person is ok."

A Spokesman for West Midlands Metro said: "The tram was taken out of service to stop at a safe place for emergency services to attend the person taken ill.

"Services are starting to run through as normal again."

The tram was back in service by 5.30pm.

West Midlands Ambulance have been contacted for a comment.

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