You could try London midland first class, there are 2TPH from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with first class, and it's probably cheaper
£6.30 is Any Permitted; £4.60 is Virgin Trains Only.
They still do. They do an XC only Anytime Day Return Edinburgh to Glasgow for £9:70, which considerably undercuts FSR. And you get to go in a Voyager and get a spin on the WCML.Virgin also have 2 tph and their FC is far superior. The available fares are:
So Virgin is cheaper here (which is not uncommon where the "premium" intercity operator is not the fare setter/major operator; until recently XC had many XC-only tickets priced to undercut the main TOC).
Virgin's first class is nicer than LM's but between New Street and Wolverhampton for the 16-20 minute journey you are unlikely to see any benefit. First Class team will have started clearing up once the train has left New Street.
Agreed, there are 10TPHs between Wolverhampton and Birmingham, so it would be easier to just get a standard class ticket and get there faster
First Class team will have started clearing up once the train has left New Street.