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West Midlands Trains Finalises £680m Deal For New Trains With Bombardier and CAF

West Midlands Trains Finalises £680m Deal For New Trains With Bombardier and CAF

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 14:25 GMT

Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today finalised their deal with Bombardier Trains and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to manufacture 107 new trains for the new West Midlands franchise, which commenced this Sunday. The financing is being led by Corelink Rail Infrastructure, a joint venture between Infracapital and Deutsche Asset Management.

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Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has today been appointed as Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, which will take over the next West Midlands franchise on 10 December. He joins from Merseyrail where he has been MD since 2015.

London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

​Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today announced that London Northwestern will replace London Midland’s west coast services for the next West Midlands rail franchise, which starts on 10 December.

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West Midlands Trains' Top Team Announced

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

​Following last week’s announcement that Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has been appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains (WMT), his top team for the franchise has now been announced.