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First EMU visits Chase Line

WEST Midlands Railway Class 323 No. 323217 ran on the Chase Line from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley for overhead line tests and gauging checks on April 7. 

The set is seen at Rugeley Town with train 2T95 16.45 Birmingham New Street-Rugeley Trent Valley. 

Electric service will begin on the route from May 19, and will see Euston to Birmingham New Street Class 350 EMU workings extended to Rugeley Trent Valley. 

Electrification of the line cost in the region of £100million.

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