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Future Fleet

In 2011 London Midland announced that it would be procuring a further 18 four-carriage Class 350 Desiros, eight for itself and ten for sub-lease to First TransPennine Express.

In February 2012 it was announced that 20 Class 350 Desiros had been ordered by London Midland. Ten Class 350/3s will enter service with London Midland while ten Class 350/4s will enter service with First TransPennine Express. The Class 350/4s were ordered by London Midland in order to get around European Union crashworthiness laws that would have prevented First TransPennine Express from ordering Class 350s. It is planned that they will be replaced on the TransPennine Express franchise in about 2018 and transfer to the West Midlands franchise.

Class Type Cars per set Number Introduced
Class 350/3 Desiro electric multiple unit 4 10 2013

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