West Midland Metro trams disrupted after trainers thrown onto overhead lines

By Liam Keen | Birmingham | Transport | Published: | Last Updated:

Trams between Wolverhampton and Birmingham were disrupted today after a pair of trainers were thrown onto the overhead lines.

A West Midlands Metro tram

Vandals attacked the line near Grand Central in Birmingham this morning, meaning passengers coming from Wolverhampton were unable to travel to the final two stops on their journey.

Commuters instead had to get off at Bull Street in Birmingham, and miss out on the Corporation Street stop and Grand Central.

The incident happened at around 6am and the full service was resumed by 7am.

A spokesman for West Midland Metro said: "As well as the obvious dangers, acts of senseless vandalism have a significant impact on the travelling public.

"We will do all we can, including sharing CCTV, to assist police in identifying those responsible."

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.


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