West Midlands Metro is set to help celebrate the legacy of last year’s Commonwealth Games by supporting the Birmingham festival that starts on Friday (July 28).
For the next 10 days, thousands of people are expected to flock to various events in the city centre to mark the first anniversary of the games with an extravaganza of dance, music and culture.
The region’s popular tramway will be offering its support by providing free travel for volunteers during the Birmingham Festival, as well as a convenient and value-for-money service for anyone attending a packed programme of performances by artists from around the world.
Michael Reading-Skilton, West Midlands Metro Commercial Manager, explained: “Just this week we’ve seen the return of the iconic games mascot, Ozzy the mechanical bull, to the city centre, and now we’re gearing up to help Birmingham continue the anniversary celebrations.
“The opening of Edgbaston extension ahead of the opening ceremony provided a real boost to those who attended the games and, a year on, we stand ready to help visitors and residents from across the region soak up the festival atmosphere.
“The Metro team was proud to support the games last year, and we’re equally proud to play our part in celebrating its ongoing legacy of diversity and inclusion.”