Two PPM 60 railcars, known as Class 139 under the British national rail system numbering scheme, are being introduced to operate services seven days a week on the Stourbridge Town branch. Railcars Nos. 139 001 and 139 002 are based in the new depot building at Stourbridge Junction and phasing-in of the these vehicles into public service has begun. Under the London Midland franchise contract between the Department for Transport and Govia, lightweight rail will give Stourbridge Town its best ever passenger service, thanks to the quick turnaround times possible with the PPM 60 type.
PPM 50 railcar, numbered 999 900 by Britain's Rolling Stock Library, has carried passengers on the Great Central Railway (2003), the Chasewater Railway (2003-05), the Wensleydale Railway (2005) and the Stourbridge Town branch of the national rail system, where over 4,000 services were operated in 2005-06. This vehicle was based at Stourbridge Junction and used for working demonstrations of the lightweight rail system until June 2009, when it was returned to PPML’s Cradley Heath base for refurbishment in preparation for further demonstration work.
Heritage-outline small tram 'Car 7' operated temporary public street tram services in Brighton, Swansea and Barking in the mid-1990s and is now in working order at PPML's Cradley Heath site near Birmingham..
Development vehicle 'Car 6' is also in working order at Cradley Heath and previously ran temporarily in Birmingham's Centenary Square.
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