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West Midlands Trains: 10 December 2017 - April 2026
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sharpo



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

threelinkdave wrote:
sharpo wrote:
How about - at Kidder a train off NR could be held in the "loop" (I don't know terminology for the two tracks alongside the carriage shed!) until an SVR train from Bewdley arrived, or if it had to follow another train heading to Bewdley. That would avoid NR blockage.
The NR connection leads to the main. The line nearer the shed is the loop. A train from NR could be held in the main and both platforms are accessible from the loop

Thanks Dave, I'll try & remember it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taken from Rail magazine fb:
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More than 100 new trains will be built by Bombardier and CAF for the new West Midlands franchise in deals worth a combined £680 million.
The franchise, operated by Abellio, JR East and Mitsui will buy 36 three-car electric multiple units capable of 90mph and 45 five-car 110mph EMUs from Bombardier, which will be built in Derby Litchurch Lane. The shorter EMUs will be used for metro services, while the five-car sets will be used for outer-suburban and long-distance trains.
CAF will be 12 two-car and 14 four-car diesel multiple units. The exact location of their construction has not been confirmed by the Spanish firm, but it has not ruled out using its new South Wales facility near Newport.
By the end of the franchise it is planned there will be 25% carriages available than at the start.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a mention of it on local BBC news this evening, some of the stock will be a variation of that being built for use down London way, but won't be delivered until 2020 (I think that was the date) so not much will change for a couple of years.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Express and Star has revealed there is to be a split in the train company names and train set colours. If I have read matters correctly there will be 1. London Northwestern and 2. West Midlands Railway.

The hyperlink you can read the report is on https://www.expressandstar.com/news/business/2017/10/27/new-names-for-london-midland-services/
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, only another week until the new train company appears (whatever they will be called!).
Standard Tank wrote:
This is what Abellio are telling Stakeholders, Subject to the usual caveats.
Train services
December 2018
• Major timetable recast, based on improving the performance of Birmingham New Street− currently the highest cause of secondary delay to train services in the whole of the UK
• We will do this by reducing turnround services by up to 50%, freeing up platforms to allow any later running trains to make up time
• This will help all Train Operators including Cross Country and West Coast services.
We will also:
• reduce journey times between Euston and Birmingham and Euston and Crewe
• run new through services between London and Birmingham International to Liverpool and Walsall and between Nuneaton, Coventry and Leamington Spa
• introduce additional services between Shrewsbury and Birmingham and Wolverhampton and Crewe
• provide a new hourly Sunday service between Shrewsbury and Birmingham
• run additional earlier and later services to Hereford, Crewe, Northampton and Liverpool.
December 2019
• We will double the services between Nuneaton and Coventry SX and SU via the Ricoh Stadium after completion of the new bay platform at Coventry. We will replace the single car train with 2 car Class 172 trains. On Saturdays we will run 3 trains per hour
• There are plans to build 7 new stations in the West Midlands, subject to the successful completion of feasibility studies
• Stourbridge Junction terminators will reverse and we have an aspiration to run them to a new station at Brierley Hill, converting the existing double freight lines to two single lines, one passenger and one freight
• We plan to extend Kidderminster terminators onto the Severn Valley Railway, subject to a new station being built at the West Midlands Safari Park.
May 2021
• A new Sunday timetable that runs as many services as Saturdays, doubling the current number ofservices. A new Sunday service will run between Bedford and Bletchley.
December 2023
• We have an aspiration to extend Brierley Hill services to interchange with the new Midland Metro station we have planned for at Canal St.
Fleet
December 2018
•172/0 introduced from GOB 8x2car
•230/2 introduced Bedford-Bletchley 3x2car.
December 2019
•350/4 introduced from TPE 10x4car.
December 2020
•All 15X and 170 removed
•New DMUs introduced, 12x2car and 14x4car.
May 2021
•350/2 removed
•New EMUs introduced, 42x5car and 36x3car.
Station car parks
Number of additional car parking spaces
WCSBU
Bletchley 100
Hemel Hempstead 100
Leighton Buzzard 100
Milton Keynes Central 130
Northampton 110
Nuneaton 70
Tamworth 30
Watford Junction 100
WMSBU
Kidderminster 100
Stone 100
Telford 100
Worcester SH 10
Total 1050

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice it is says extending all Kidderminster services to SVR subject to a new station being built at West Midlands Safari Park but doesn't mention that they will have to ask SVR as we own the track.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GWR5764PT wrote:
I notice it is says extending all Kidderminster services to SVR subject to a new station being built at West Midlands Safari Park but doesn't mention that they will have to ask SVR as we own the track.

There was an NBI a few months ago about this, in summary there are discussions...Also I think I heard there will be a feasability survey first so it depends on the results of that.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard Tank wrote:
Station car parks
Number of additional car parking spaces
WCSBU
Bletchley 100
Hemel Hempstead 100
Leighton Buzzard 100
Milton Keynes Central 130
Northampton 110
Nuneaton 70
Tamworth 30
Watford Junction 100
WMSBU
Kidderminster 100
Stone 100
Telford 100
Worcester SH 10
Total 1050

Where?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJEvans wrote:
GWR5764PT wrote:
I notice it is says extending all Kidderminster services to SVR subject to a new station being built at West Midlands Safari Park but doesn't mention that they will have to ask SVR as we own the track.

There was an NBI a few months ago about this, in summary there are discussions...Also I think I heard there will be a feasability survey first so it depends on the results of that.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a photograph of a 'West Midlands Trains' train at Smethwick Galton Bridge station in the Express and Star. The article can be looked at by using this hyperlink https://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport/2017/12/09/first-look-at-new-rail-franchises-freshly-branded-trains/
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
There is a photograph of a 'West Midlands Trains' train at Smethwick Galton Bridge station in the Express and Star. The article can be looked at by using this hyperlink https://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport/2017/12/09/first-look-at-new-rail-franchises-freshly-branded-trains/
Is it a new phot or an old unit photoshopped. There is something about it thatfeels odd
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Dave, A really good question and I do not have the answer. If it is genuine the train seems to be running before London Midland hand their keys back! Needs an expert eye looking at the photographic detail.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

threelinkdave wrote:
Divington_R wrote:
There is a photograph of a 'West Midlands Trains' train at Smethwick Galton Bridge station in the Express and Star. The article can be looked at by using this hyperlink https://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport/2017/12/09/first-look-at-new-rail-franchises-freshly-branded-trains/
Is it a new phot or an old unit photoshopped. There is something about it thatfeels odd


Its an artists impression. Story is one class 172 and one class 350 will be done for the launch events.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard Tank wrote:
threelinkdave wrote:
Divington_R wrote:
There is a photograph of a 'West Midlands Trains' train at Smethwick Galton Bridge station in the Express and Star. The article can be looked at by using this hyperlink https://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport/2017/12/09/first-look-at-new-rail-franchises-freshly-branded-trains/
Is it a new phot or an old unit photoshopped. There is something about it thatfeels odd


Its an artists impression. Story is one class 172 and one class 350 will be done for the launch events.

It's not Galton Bridge, think it's The Hawthorns. Think I saw something about a 350 in LNWR livery seen a few days ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reported elsewhere a glitch in the new franchise-holder's website: existing LM accounts don't work and registering a new account doesn't work either, so the brief LM experiment with e-tickets has come to a halt.

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