1. ITV Report

Rail firm promises more seats on trains to London

London Midland has ordered 10 new trains to cope with the rising number of passengers going in and out of London and Birmingham Photo: ITV Central

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The new units are expected to arrive in the summer of 2014 and have been funded by TheDepartment for Transport.

Seven of the new trains are earmarkedfor Londoncommuter services providing almost 4,500 extra seats each weekday.

The remainingthree new trains will be used to provide extra capacity on the Cross-City linein Birmingham.

Patrick Verwer,Managing Director of London Midland said:

'We are very excited at the prospect of introducing higher speed services for our customers. These new trains will create significant extra capacity for our customers travelling into London Euston and the West Midlands."

– Patrick Verwer, Managing Director of London Midland

There will be extra services arriving in London during the morning rush and departing from London in the evening peak.