A red Hyundai Getz brought a city Metro service to a standstill, after being dumped on the tram tracks. Services were halted to and from Grand Central as it was abandoned in the middle of the line.

The vehicle was spotted blocking the tram line at St Chad’s, in Birmingham City Centre shortly before 7am on Sunday morning Sunday 31st March 2019.

It had been abandoned there, blocking the route and stopping tram services between St Paul’s and Grand Central.

In an outrageous image, taken by a passerby, the vehicle was pictured balancing lop-sided on one of the ridges in the middle of the track.

The photo was tweeted with the caption: “There seems to be a car on the tracks at Snow Hill.”

British Transport Police were called to the scene along with engineers and a recovery vehicle – which removed the car.

West Midlands Metro had apologised for the inconvenience caused to tram passengers.

They wrote to Twitter: “Due to an abandoned car on the tracks at St Chad’s, there is currently no service between St Paul’s and Grand Central.”

“@BTP and engineers are on site and a recovery vehicle is on route to remove the vehicle.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this morning.

All lines are now running normally as the car has been moved off the line.


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