Tram 03 on the viaduct at Handsworth
Along with the canal bridge in Wolverhampton the other significant gradients on the Metro line are the ones over the viaduct at Handsworth. This structure was built to provide a non-conflicting route across the railway line into Queen's Head sidings, which once served the cement terminal, and was used to run-round scrap trains from EMR at Handsworth which is on the other side of the Metro line. Latterly Queen's Head sidings have been used as a scrap terminal in their own right. Tram 03 breasts the summit with a northbound service at 14:04 on Wednesday 4th February 2009. Directly at the bottom of the gradient is Handsworth Booth St station.