Midland Metro – A Game Changing Transport Service.


I am delighted to hear the news that the Midlands Metro is going from strength to strength. I have spent perhaps the whole of my Local Government career urging the city and the region to develop a network of Light Rail Lines across our conurbation!

I have always had the faith that LRT would be a winner both in terms of transport and of course the development and property benefit and the life changing chances  it brings.

Now the current politicians are starting to realise that same ambition, and I take my ‘hat off to them’ for their success. This Express and Star article points the way, as passengers move to use the Line One of Metro in large numbers…..for me I am chuffed!

Driving a tram Phil Bateman


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more