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West Midlands Trains - D
West Midlands Trains Future Fleet
In October 2017, details were announced of planned new rolling stock for West Midlands Trains. Specifically, West Midlands Trains placed orders for 26 new CAF Civity diesel multiple units (80 carriages) as well as 81 electric multiple units based on Bombardier Transportation's Aventra platform (333 carriages). When combined, this totals 107 new trains that will be operated by the company.
  • Class 730 Aventra
84 Class 730 Aventras sets are to be purchased. They will be built at Derby Litchurch Lane Works. 48 three car trains and 36 five car trains will be built.
  • Sprinter   150   DMU
London Northwestern Railway
Marston Vale Line
1985–1986  2023
  • Alstom Aventra 730/0   EMU
West Midlands Railway
Cross-City Line (WMR)
Chase Line (WMR)
London Northwestern Railway (initially)
London Euston–Tring/Milton Keynes Central
London Euston–Northampton
2020–2021   Late 2023
  • 730/1   TBC
Electrified LNR suburban services Long distance LNR services
  • 730/2   TBC
West Midlands Trains Past Fleet
  • Class 230 D-Trains
West Midlands Trains were the first operator of the Class 230, a new class of diesel electric multiple unit that were upcycled London Underground D78 Stock.
The company announced its plans to procure three two-car D-Train units for use on the Marston Vale line during October 2017.
In April 2019, four months later than intended, the first Class 230 entered regular service.
In December 2022, the units were withdrawn after Vivarail, the units' manufacturer and maintainer, entered administration
  • Sprinter   150/1   DMU
1985–86   London Northwestern Railway
Marston Vale Line
West Midlands Railway
  • 153   DMU
1987–88   West Midlands Railway
Snow Hill Lines
  • Bombardier Turbostar   170
1999–2000   West Midlands Railway
Snow Hill Lines
Shrewsbury-Walsall via Birmingham New Street
  • Vivarail D-Train   230   DEMU
2016–2018[nb 1]
London Northwestern Railway
1 December 2022
West Midlands Trains Notes
^ Converted from London Underground D78 Stock originally built between 1979 and 1983.
West Midlands Trains Overview
West Midlands Trains Franchise(s): West Midlands
10 December 2017 – 20 September 2026
West Midlands Trains Main Region(s): West Midlands
Greater London
West Midlands Trains Other Region(s): North West
East Midlands
West Midlands Railway
Fleet Size:
2 Class 139 Parry People Mover sets
39 Class 172 Turbostar sets
26 Class 196 Civity sets
26 Class 323 electric multiple units
London Northwestern Railway
Fleet Size:
7 Class 319 electric multiple units
87 Class 350 Desiro electric multiple units
West Midlands Trains Stations Called At: 178
West Midlands Trains Stations Operated: 146
West Midlands Trains Parent Company: Transport UK Group (70%)
JR East (15%)
Mitsui & Co (15%)
West Midlands Trains Reporting Mark: LM
West Midlands Trains Predecessor: London Midland
West Midlands Trains Technical Length: 867.4 km (539.0 mi)
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