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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.

Currently we have West Midlands Railway with trains of the following Classes: Class 170, Class 172, Class 323. London Northwestern Railway has the Class 350. These were inherited from London Midland. Chiltern Railways has Class 68, Class 165, Class 168 and Class 172. Avanti West Coast has Class 220, Class 221 and Class 390 (inherited from Virgin Trains). Cross Country Trains has Class 170, Class 220 and Class 221. They also have some old Intercity 125 trains which was Class 43. The Stourbridge Shuttle is Class 139 and is two of them. West Midlands Trains has new trains on order.

What we found out

What difference has it made


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

Project dates

25 Mar 2019 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520