The Midland Metro operates between Birmingham and Wolverhampton on a mixture of street tracks and dedicated rail tracks. The service is owned by Transport for West Midlands but operated by National Express. The line first opened in May 1999 using the former Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level ines. It originally terminated at Birmingham Snow Hill. However a recent plan of track/ network extensions has now bought the tram into the heart of Birmingham. Further investment and expansions to grow the network are planned to take place over the coming years. When the line first opened it used a fleet of 16 AnsaldoBreda T-69 Trams from Italy, but the recent upgrades to the route have seen a new fleet purchased and introduced. The line now operates a fleet of 21 CAF Urbos 3 trams, all of which carry a pink livery / branding. The total line length as of 2017 is 13 miles.