West Midlands Trains: Trains

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government when the contract to transfer eight class 172 diesel trains from the Gospel Oak to Barking line to West Midlands Trains will be completed.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

West Midlands Trains (WMT) is the leaseholder of the Class 172 trains and is currently subleasing five of them to London Overground for Gospel Oak to Barking services. WMT will be calling trains back from this sublease to allow for the required modifications and driver training prior to entry into service in May 2019.

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