Rock icon Ozzy Osbourne is to get star billing in his native Birmingham by having a Midland Metro tram named after him, reports Bravewords.com. The city’s own Prince of Darkness will be in town to meet the tram bearing his name this Thursday, May 26th.
The Aston-born frontman of legendary Birmingham band Black Sabbath will be at the new Corporation Street stop at 11am.
Ozzy said: “It’s a great honour to have a new tram named after me, I’m proud to be a Brummie and this means so much.”
On-street driver training between Bull Street and the Stephenson Street stop outside New Street station began today (May 23) following successful work over the weekend to correct minor alignment problems on some sections of the track.
Training is scheduled to take seven days and passenger services will begin once this is successfully completed.
The tram-naming ceremony has been organised by Centro, the delivery arm of the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA).
Trams returned to the streets of Birmingham city centre for the first time in more than 60 years last December when the Metro started running to the new stop in Bull Street.
The extension is expected to boost the West Midlands economy by more than £50 million a year and create 1,300 new jobs.