WMR Class 196 Build and Implementation

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Did a set get delivered to Tyseley just before Christmas? Understand road transport was booked to move a two-car.
 
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196108 stored at the Donnington railfreight facility Telford.

Source "class 196 and class 730 (Westmidlands Trains)" Facebook page. Along with photo's.
 

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196108 stored at the Donnington railfreight facility Telford.

Source "class 196 and class 730 (Westmidlands Trains)" Facebook page. Along with photo's.

Ready for the reopening of Stafford - Wellington...?
 

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Seeing as the first 170s have moved to EMR, I’m guessing the 196s will enter service soon?
 

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Yes, 170 530 transferred earlier this week from WMR to EMR
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First they took the middle carriage out the three cars, now they're losing two cars. Surely not going to be good for capacity during the period when restrictions are released but precautions are still required. (Which will most likely be before the 196s are in service)
 

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First they took the middle carriage out the three cars, now they're losing two cars. Surely not going to be good for capacity during the period when restrictions are released but precautions are still required. (Which will most likely be before the 196s are in service)
Yeah.... one of the 170 sets on the Hereford line is now a 172/3. Most services have very little passengers currently so it’s not a major problem, but as you say, when schools reopen in March (if they do in March) then it could start to cause a few problems with social distancing.
 

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Yes, 170 530 transferred earlier this week from WMR to EMR
170531 has also come off-lease to EMR - currently in Crewe for a repaint. My guess was it’s signalling the 196s are close to authorisation for passenger use.
 

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First they took the middle carriage out the three cars, now they're losing two cars. Surely not going to be good for capacity during the period when restrictions are released but precautions are still required. (Which will most likely be before the 196s are in service)


WMR are possibly running 170s even after they've gone to Crewe for an EMR paint job. These will be some of the later ones transferred across, they've agreed to this.
 
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Rumour has it that 196s could soon be stored in the new sidings behind Worcester Shrub Hill, while waiting to be accepted for traffic.
Also for the past few weeks a night path has existed from Tyseley to Hereford and back, waiting around 10 minutes at each station on the route, however this has yet to run.

Yeah.... one of the 170 sets on the Hereford line is now a 172/3. Most services have very little passengers currently so it’s not a major problem, but as you say, when schools reopen in March (if they do in March) then it could start to cause a few problems with social distancing.
172338 Worked the same diagram all last week, and 172331 is doing the same this week.
 

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Rumour has it that 196s could soon be stored in the new sidings behind Worcester Shrub Hill, while waiting to be accepted for traffic.
Also for the past few weeks a night path has existed from Tyseley to Hereford and back, waiting around 10 minutes at each station on the route, however this has yet to run.


172338 Worked the same diagram all last week, and 172331 is doing the same this week.
Yes I believe the new sidings are just being finished off and then they’ll move some down to Worcester for storage and crew training!
 

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Yeah.... one of the 170 sets on the Hereford line is now a 172/3. Most services have very little passengers currently so it’s not a major problem, but as you say, when schools reopen in March (if they do in March) then it could start to cause a few problems with social distancing.
Plus the Nuneaton-Leamington Spa service is not running (replaced by a bus) so that's two trains less not required.
 

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Paths are to check stopping points for various train lengths. Will be rescheduled at a future dates. 196’s should resume testing in the next week or so. Have been problems with the software which CAF needed to resolve.
Ah right. hopefully then they should start appearing down our patch for testing soon.
 

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Yes I believe the new sidings are just being finished off and then they’ll move some down to Worcester for storage and crew training!
Are these sidings replacements for the old ones that used to sit behind the wall of platform 2 at Shrub Hill (in the old yard)?
 

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Could anyone help with the coach numbers for the 196/0 fleet please?
I've got the 196/1 fleet as:-
1211**1221**1231**1241**

But no idea on the /0 units.

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