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About West Midlands Railway
West Midlands Trains (WMT) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom and is the parent company of West Midlands Railway and London North West Railway. It operates passenger trains under the West Midlands franchise between London and the Midlands under two trading names: West Midlands Railway (WMR) (in the West Midlands) and London North West Railway (LNR) (outside the area). West Midlands Trains, a consortium of three companies, Abelio, JR East and Mitsui & Co., joined the bid for the West Midlands franchise; they were three shortlisted in April 2016 One of the bidders and was awarded the franchise in August 2017. As well as the UK Department for Transport it is also responsible for the West Midlands Railway providing services which operate entirely in the West Midlands. On 10 December 2017 West Midlands Trains took over operations from former operator London Midlands. Under the original terms of the franchise, West Midlands trains are expected to continue operating until March 2026. The new West Midlands Rail franchise provides individuals and businesses with the rail service they deserve, a train service better suited to their specific needs. In October 2017 West Midlands Trains revealed details of their plans to acquire new rolling stock; 26 CAF Civity diesel utility vehicles (80 cars) and 81 electric utility vehicles based on Bombardier Transportation's Aventra platform have been ordered (333 cars) and will replace various classes inherited from previous operators. It has also become a launch customer for the Class 230 diesel-electric utility vehicles, which are upgraded versions of the London Underground's stock D78, which entered service in April 2019.We promise To provide you with safe, clean, punctual and reliable rail services Simplified ticketing with new facilities including smart ticketing Fair play to you when things go wrong To keep you informed of the service and any plan changes during the outage Give you a first look at our performance and quality targets and reports on our performance for each period, and hear more from you.
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- Free WiFi
- Comfortable seats
- New plug and USB sockets at every seat
- Intelligent air-conditioning system
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Travelling with a Railcard
Travelling with West Midlands Railway a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.