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New fleet of trains to be rolled out across West Midlands

25 November 2022
The new West Midlands fleet, with 14 formed into four coach trains and 12 as two coach trains. PIC: Roger French
The new West Midlands fleet, with 14 formed into four coach trains and 12 as two coach trains. PIC: Roger French
 

A total of 26 trains are to be introduced as part of West Midlands Railway's (WMR) £690m investment in new trains and infrastructure.

The first trains – known as Class 196s – will enter service on the Shrewsbury Line, serving destinations including Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Telford.

From next year, trains in the fleet will also serve the Hereford Line, connecting Birmingham with destinations including Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Worcester.

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