Proposed state-of-the art train depot to bring over 100 new jobs to West Midlands

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2020 09:30 GMT

​West Midlands Trains has released plans to build a clean, modern, state-of-the-art train depot. The proposed development is part of the company's £1 billion investment programme and will create more than 100 brand new jobs in the Sandwell area.

More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2020 09:50 GMT

​West Midlands Trains (WMT) passengers will receive a 10 per cent discount on their travel this summer as compensation for recent poor performance, new managing director Julian Edwards has announced.

Considerate Behaviour campaign launched on Birmingham's Cross City Line

Press releases   •   Jan 22, 2020 09:30 GMT

​Passengers on Birmingham’s busiest commuter train line are being urged to work together to improve the travelling experience as part of a new campaign by West Midlands Railway.

Police appeal after railway staff assaulted at Bournville

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2020 10:28 GMT

British Transport Police has released CCTV images after members of West Midlands Railway staff were attacked at Bournville station in Birmingham.

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2020 15:00 GMT

Julian Edwards has been named as the new managing director of West Midlands Trains (WMT). Julian has been a director of WMT since 2017 – and more recently the MD of East Midlands Railway during the successful mobilisation and launch of the new franchise. The current MD of West Midlands Trains, Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, will work alongside Julian until Easter to ensure a smooth transition.

Rowley Regis tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

Press releases   •   Jan 09, 2020 13:02 GMT

​An historic railway tunnel in the West Midlands is being made more reliable for passengers this month. Two million pounds is being invested in Old Hill tunnel in Rowley Regis as part of Britain’s multi-billion-pound Railway Upgrade Plan.

Lift improvement works at Smethwick Galton Bridge

Press releases   •   Jan 07, 2020 10:00 GMT

​Passengers using Smethwick Galton Bridge station are being advised that some lifts at the station will be temporarily out of use from tomorrow (Wed 8 Jan) for improvement works.

Passengers invited to have their say on new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Press releases   •   Jan 02, 2020 09:30 GMT

Passengers are being invited to have their say on the new London Northwestern Railway timetable at a series of on-station events in Hertfordshire this month.

Compensation for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Press releases   •   Dec 27, 2019 10:01 GMT

​Season ticket holders on West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services will not have to pay the upcoming national fares rise, the company has confirmed.

West Midlands Trains statement in response to Mayor Andy Street

Press releases   •   Dec 23, 2019 09:47 GMT

Following a statement issued by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street statement today (23 December 2019) concerning train performance, West Midlands Trains has issued a response.

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West Midlands Trains Ltd. will be running the West Midlands rail franchise from 10 December 2017 until 2025/6.

Operating train services between London and Northwest and in and around the West Midlands region, West Midlands Trains Ltd. will be running the West Midlands rail franchise from 10 December 2017 until 2025/6.


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