Metro Line One

Wolverhampton to Birmingham

The first Midland Metro line opened to the public in May 1999. A clean, electrically powered tram system, Midland Metro links key areas along a busy transport route serving local centres on the way. 

The route runs from Birmingham Grand Central (New Street rail station) serving stops at Corporation Street, Bull Street and Snow Hill, through the Jewellery Quarter, Handsworth, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Bilston to Wolverhampton.

They run every 6-8 minutes during the day, and every 15 minutes on evenings and Sundays.

On Sunday 24 June 2018 operation of the network, which is gearing up for a period of major expansion, was taken over by West Midlands Metro Ltd – a company wholly owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority. They succeeded National Express following the end of that company's concession.

Services continue to operate up to every six minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the early mornings, evenings and all day on Sundays.

Details on the new-look service including fares can be found at

Find out more about Penalty Fares here