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City to City Express A dining carExplain 'Dining Car' express between Wolverhampton and Broad Street, via Birmingham. The up train left Wolverhampton at 7.50, Birmingham at 8.20 and arrived at Broad Street at 10.35; the down train left Broad Street at 17.25, arriving Birmingham 19.40 and Wolverhampton 20.05.
The train was introduced in 1910, in response to the Great Western’s opening the Aynho cut-off, giving a more direct route to Birmingham than that via Oxford and the prospect of two-hour expresses between Paddington and Birmingham — the same time as the best Euston-Birmingham trains. An innovation on this train was a “typewriting compartment”, where secretarial services were provided.