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The West Midlands franchise was formed by the merger of parts of the former Central and North London franchises.

London Midland

2007-2017

London Midland

West Midlands Trains

2017-present

West Midlands Trains

In August 2017, the West Midlands Trains consortium comprising Abellio, JR East and Mitsui won the West Midlands franchise. It began on 10 December 2017.

West Midlands Railway

2017-present

WestMidlandsRailway

Services operated in and around Birmingham are operated under the West Midlands Railway brand as dictated by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

London Northwestern Railway

2017-2018

LondonNorthwesternRailway

Other services are branded London Northwestern.

2018-present

LondonNorthwesternRailway2018