Metro-Cammell of Birmingham built one hundred and fourteen (114) class 156 two-card diesel multiple units during the period 1987 to 1989. They carried car nos.52401 to 52514 and 57401 to 57415. In the 1990s Norwich and Tyseley based units appeared from time to time on services from Birmingham to Worcester and Hereford.
Two-car Class 156 diesel multiple unit No.156402 of Norwich depot is in its original Sprinter livery as it climbs the Lickey Hills at Vigo on 25th May 1991. Photograph by Andrew Smith.
On 19th August 2002 class 156 diesel multiple unit No.156414 passing Selly Oak Station (Warwickshire) on the Birmingham West Suburban Railway with a Cardiff to Nottingham Service. This service ran via Gloucester and the original Birmingham and Gloucester Railway route through Worcestershire thus avoiding Worcester. Photograph by Andrew Smith.