Class 172/0s debut on 'Nuckle' services

Class 172/0s debut on ‘Nuckle’ services

TWO refurbished Class 172/0 DMUs entered service with West Midlands Trains (WMT) on the new through Nuneaton to Leamington Spa route on May 20.

They had previously worked on the Gospel Oak to Barking route in London.

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The interior of the refurbished Class 172 showing the 2+2 seating and the accessible toilet and tip-up seat area. 

Working with its partners, WMT has transformed the units inside and out, the longitudanal seating being replaced with a more familiar 2+2 style with a grey, white and orange moquette. 

One carriage has been fitted with an accessible toilet, next to which is a wheelchair space and several tip-up seats.

The train is now carpeted throughout, and externally it has been vinyled in WMT’s purple & gold colour scheme. 

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Read more in the June 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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