Wrexham & Shropshire

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

5 Class 67 Locomotives, 16 Mark 3 Coaches,

5 Driving Van Trailers
Stations called at: 12 (Also called at Wembley Stadium during events)
National Rail abbreviation: WS
Parent company: DB Regio/Renaissance Trains
Web site: www.wrexhamandshropshire.co.uk

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]

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  1. Office of Rail Regulation (3 September 2007). "ORR announces decision on additional services between London and Wrexham". Press release. 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. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12284468.

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