Wrexham & Shropshire

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Wrexham & Shropshire
A First Refurbished Train Launch.JPG
Franchise(s)Open access operator
Not subject to franchising
28 April 2008 – 28 January 2011
Main route(s)Wrexham - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Tame Bridge - London Marylebone
Other route(s)None
Fleet size5 Class 67 Locomotives

16 Mark 3 Carriages

5 Driving Van Trailers
Stations called at12 (Also called at Wembley Stadium during events)
National Rail abbreviationWS
Parent companyArriva

Wrexham & Shropshire (WSMR) was the operating name of the Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway Company, a former train operating company in the United Kingdom. The company had a seven-year agreement to operate passenger train services from Wrexham via Shropshire to London on an open-access basis.[1] Wrexham & Shropshire began services on 28 April 2008.[2] The service finished on 28 January 2011.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Office of Rail Regulation (3 September 2007). "ORR announces decision on additional services between London and Wrexham". Press release. Archived from the original on 13 September 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070913145722/http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.8899. Retrieved 3 September 2007. 
  2. Clinnick, Richard (7 May 2008). "40 years on – Wrexham and Shropshire takes to the rails". Rail. Peterborough. 591: 6–7.
  3. "Wrexham-Shropshire-London direct rail link to end". BBC News Online. London. 26 January 2011.

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