Thomas' faithful coaches Annie and Clarabel are the next characters who will now speak in the CGI Series.
Confirmed on UK cast member Teresa Gallagher's Linked in page, Gallagher provided a small update on her Thomas & Friends section.
Update - am now also voicing Belle, Annie and Clarabel in both the US and UK versions.
Annie and Clarabel are the latest in line of characters who have been able to speak again the CGI Series rather than having silent cameos such as Stanley and Butch.
The coaches have not spoken since the Eleventh Season episode, Thomas in Trouble, which was four years ago and will have the resurgence in the upcoming Sixteenth Season.