Wrexham & Shropshire
|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|
|Fleet size||5 Class 67 Locomotives|
16 Mark 3 Carriages
|Stations called at||12 (Also called at Wembley Stadium during events)|
|National Rail abbreviation||WS|
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. Wrexham & Shropshire began services on 28 April 2008. The service finished on 28 January 2011.
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- Clinnick, Richard (7 May 2008). "40 years on – Wrexham and Shropshire takes to the rails". Rail (Peterborough) 591: 6–7.
- "Wrexham-Shropshire-London direct rail link to end". BBC News Online. London. 26 January 2011.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wrexham & Shropshire.|
- Wrexham & Shropshire official website
- WSMR revised track access application on the ORR website
- Suzanne Roberts Train service could bring boost Shropshire Star, 8 January 2007
- Direct London train for Wrexham BBC News, 1 February 2006
- New rail link between Shropshire and London BBC Shropshire, 8 December 2006
- Laing Rail
- Renaissance Trains