Thursday, June 29, 2006

INCIDENT: Swan Lane tramway crossing, 08/06/2006

A Midland Metro tram collided with a taxi on the Swan Lane crossing near West Bromwich, West Midlands. The taxi subsequently collided with a lorry. Two people were taken to hospital for treatment.

The RAIB has begun an investigation.

This crossing is protected by traffic lights only. It has a history of accidents due to motor vehicles running the red light, including a fatal accident in 1999.


Light Rail Transit Association, Midland Metro update

Photo of Swan Lane Crossing by kind permisison of Peter Courtenay at


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