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Public transport networks
Public Transport System
Description of the network:
In 2006/2007, 348.1 million public transport journeys were made in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area. (310.4 million bus passenger journeys, 32.8 million rail passenger journeys and 4.9 million metro passenger journeys).
93% of bus services in the West Midlands are operated on a commercial basis by over 50 private operators. Travel West Midlands operate 80% of the bus mileage in the West Midlands. Travel West Midlands is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Express Group. Diamond Bus is the second largest operator, operating 7.4% of all bus mileage.
Govia operate the majority of local rail services in the West Midlands under a new franchise with Centro and Department for Transport. The franchise took effect on 11th November 2007, under Govias “London Midland” branding.
The Metro Line One has been operating since May 1999. Altram, a consortium of Ansaldo Trasporti, Laing and Travel West Midlands operate Line One under a 23 year concession let by Centro. The Altram team has been responsible for the construction, design and operation of MidlandMetro Line 1. Travel West Midlands was awarded the management contract to operate Line 1 and a separate division, Travel Midland Metro, was specially formed to operate and maintain the Light Rail System.
|Urban & Suburban buses||Tramways||Metro||Heavy Rail|
|Nb of lines||900||1||NA||8|
|Main opérator website||travelwm||midlandmetro||NA||londonmidland|