Tram 45 at Dudley St
Tram 45 leaves Dudley Street for Birmingham at 16:16 on Saturday 27th May 2023. The bodyside advert is for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and was the only all-over ad carried by a WMM tram at this time. This may explain why tram 45 was often in traffic during the early summer. A lineside path runs all the way through West Bromwich, from Black Lake to The Hawthorns. The two-thirds of a mile stretch from Dudley St to Lodge Road is in a tree-lined cutting, and on a warm sunny day like this is a surprisingly pleasant walk given that it runs entirely through urban West Bromwich. The cutting and vegetation provides a lot of insulation from traffic noise, allowing the birdsong to dominate. A different environment at night however, as the path is unlit.