Wrexham & Shropshire - Wrexham & Shropshire Rolling Stock - C

Wrexham & Shropshire - C

Wrexham & Shropshire Rolling Stock

Services were operated by a DB Schenker Class 67, Mark 3 carriages and a Driving Van Trailer. To operate the service, DB Regio purchased a fleet of ex Virgin West Coast Mark 3s and Driving Van Trailers and put them through a refurbishment programme at Marcroft Engineering, Stoke-on-Trent. A dedicated fleet of four Class 67s (012-015) were repainted in Wrexham & Shropshire livery in preparation for the service's launch in April 2008, followed by a fifth (010) in April 2009.

When services commenced, none of the carriages were ready, thus Mark 3s were hired from Cargo-D and operated in top and tail with a Class 67 at each end. The Driving Van Trailers entered service in October 2008, but it would be September 2009 before the first Mark 3s were ready. Originally the four sets consisted of three Mark 3s, this was later increased to four from May 2009 although these were not refurbished internally.

Following Wrexham & Shropshire's reduction in service levels from December 2010, a single Mark 3 set was leased to Chiltern Railways to operate a Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone peak-hour service.

Wrexham & Shropshire Fleet

  • 67   Diesel–electric locomotive

Wrexham–London Marylebone

  • Mark 3   Passenger carriage


  • Driving Van Trailer


Wrexham & Shropshire Depots

The Mark 3 sets were based at Chiltern Railways' Aylesbury depot. They were also stabled at Wembley depot and in the bay platforms at the south end of Wrexham General that were reactivated.

Wrexham & Shropshire Overview

Wrexham & Shropshire Franchise(s): Open access operator
Not subject to franchising
28 April 2008 – 28 January 2011

Wrexham & Shropshire Main Route(s): Wrexham - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Tame Bridge - London Marylebone
Wrexham & Shropshire Other Route(s): None
Wrexham & Shropshire Fleet Size:
5 Class 67 locomotives
16 Mark 3 carriages
5 Driving Van Trailers

Wrexham & Shropshire Stations Called At: 12 (also called at Wembley Stadium during events)
Wrexham & Shropshire Parent Company: Arriva
Wrexham & Shropshire Reporting Mark: WS

Wrexham & Shropshire Route Map

Wrexham General
Telford Central
Tame Bridge Parkway
Leamington Spa
Wembley Stadium - events only
London Marylebone


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