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Midland Metro : facts and figures

Some Midland Metro facts and figures:

Route length (miles)12
Number of stops23
First section opened1999
Extended since opening of initial networkno
Most recent section opened1999
Further extensions plannedyes
Street runningyes
Tunnel sectionsyes (short ex-railway tunnel)
Elevated sectionsno
Former railway alignmentsyes
Replaced 'heavy rail' serviceno
Track gaugestandard
Electricity supply750v DC: overhead trolley wire
Current collectionpantograph
Number of vehicles16
Oldest vehicle1999
Newest vehicle1999
Passengers (April 2006-March 2007)-millions4.9
Passenger miles (April 2006-March 2007)-millions32

Standard gauge = 4′ 8½″ (1435mm)
Passenger figures source: Department for Transport, 2007.

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