Trains (past, present and future) in Birmingham and West Midlands

Birmingham & West Midlands Trains - With People with Passion we're building gallery & collection of posts looking at the past, present & future of the region's trains.


This is a community owned project with wonderful contributions from our People with Passion.

 

WEST MIDLANDS RAILWAY

West Midlands Railway took over from London Midland in December 2017. They current have trains of the following Classes: 139, 170, 172 and 323. The old 153's will be leaving the fleet.

The Stourbridge Shuttle, Class 139

Stourbridge Shuttle

Stourbridge Shuttle: West Midlands Railway 139001 at Stourbridge Town Station (July 2019). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Class 153

Class 153

West Midlands Railway 153364 at the newly opened Kenilworth Station (March 2018). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Class 170

Class 170

West Midlands Railway 170633 at Birmingham Moor Street Station (March 2018). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Class 172

Class 172

West Midlands Railway 172 338 at Birmingham Moor Street Station (October 2018). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

West Midlands Trains has new trains on order including the new Class 196.

Class 196

Class 196

West Midlands Railway 196 101 on a test run through Yardley Wood Station (August 2020). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Class 323

Class 323

West Midlands Railway 323203 from the Somerset Road Bridge in Edgbaston near the Worcester & Birmingham Canal (January 2018). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

LONDON NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY

London Northwestern Railway took over from London Midland in December 2017. They inherited the Class 350's.

Class 350

Class 350

A Class 350 with then operator London Midland. Seen from the Sheldon Country Park (November 2016). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

CHILTERN RAILWAYS

Chiltern Railways has Class 68, Class 165, Class 168 and Class 172.

Class 68

Class 68

Chiltern Railways 68009, Titan at Birmingham Moor Street Station (January 2016). Photo by Elliott Brown

Class 165

Class 165

Chiltern Railways 165019 at Birmingham Moor Street Station (February 2014). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Class 168

Class 168

Chiltern Railways 168216 at Birmingham Snow Hill Station (September 2013). Photo by Elliott Brown

Class 172

Class 172

Chiltern Railways 172 101 at Birmingham Snow Hill Station (December 2017). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

AVANTI WEST COAST

Avanti West Coast took over from Virgin Trains in December 2019, and inherited trains of the following classes: Class 220, Class 221 and Class 390.

Class 390

Class 390

Class 390 Pendolino from then operator Virgin Trains at Birmingham New Street Station (September 2012). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

CROSS COUNTRY TRAINS

Cross Country Trains has Class 170, Class 220 and Class 221. They also have some old Intercity 125 trains which was Class 43.

Class 220

Class 220

Cross Country Trains Class 220 passing the site of Harborne Junction (February 2016). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Project dates

25 Mar 2019 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Construction & regeneration, Photography
Transport, Environment & green action, Business & enterprise, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture

Contact

(for further information)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ freetimepays.com

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