Birmingham is connected with the neighboring town of Wolverhampton by a tram line, which uses a former railway line most of its way. The route is 13 miles long (approx. 21 kilometres) and was inaugurated 1999, extensions are under construction. With the opening of the route, the tram returned to Birmingham after 46 years. The former tram network was abandoned until 1953.
It is operated by Midland Metro Ltd. under the brand name → West Midlands Metro