Cross City line south reopens after tree removal and embankment repairs

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2018 22:13 BST

The Cross City line between Birmingham New Street, Longbridge, Redditch and Bromsgrove has fully reopened, with train services due to resume early on Thursday (16th August).

Cross City south to remain closed while trees and embankment are made safe

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2018 13:11 BST

The Cross City line between Birmingham New Street, Longbridge, Redditch and Bromsgrove will remain closed until further notice while engineers remove trees and make safe an embankment. In the last 24 hours, two trees have fallen onto the line, badly damaging overhead power lines, and a section of the embankment, north of University station, has become unstable.

Cross City south services disrupted until at least 1200 today

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2018 06:10 BST

Trains on the Cross City line between Birmingham New Street and Redditch / Bromsgrove are expected to be disrupted until at least 1200 today (15 Aug). This is due to a number of fallen trees on the line near University and Five Ways stations and damage to the embankment.

Cross City south services disrupted until the end of today

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2018 15:32 BST

Trains on the Cross City line between Birmingham New Street and Redditch / Bromsgrove are expected to be disrupted until the end of today (14 Aug) due to a fallen tree on the line near University station.

West Midlands Railway launches Bromsgrove personal travel planning pilot

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2018 08:57 BST

West Midlands Railway has launched a personal travel planning pilot scheme in Bromsgrove, aimed at helping passengers make the most of the new services on offer. For the next few weeks, trained advisers will be available at Bromsgrove station and on Cross City line trains to and from Birmingham New Street.

Sports fans and event visitors heading to London are reminded to avoid Euston station as it closes for three summer weekends

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2018 09:22 BST

Football, rugby and cricket fans along with people visiting events and concerts are urged to avoid rail travel to and from Euston station over the next three weekends. As part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction – a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.

West Midlands Trains on board at annual Fillongley Show

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 10:42 BST

Visitors to this year's Fillongley Show will have the chance to win free rail travel. The agricultural community has partnered with West Midlands Trains to stage the event, which takes place at Fillongley Showground on Sunday 12 August.

West Midlands Railway staff run for organ donation

News   •   Aug 06, 2018 11:45 BST

West Midlands Railway staff have joined transplant recipients, donors and other supporters to run in celebration of organ donation. The 3k and 5k Donor Runs took place on Saturday 4 August as part of this years' British Transplant Games.

More over 65s are encouraged to ‘Ask-Annie’ for help planning their journeys

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 09:10 BST

Volunteers over the age of 65 are being encouraged to sign-up to a trial of a new personalised travel assistant, provided by West Midlands Trains and Viaqqio. Ask-Annie is a journey planning service aimed specifically the over 65s, providing tailored itineraries across all modes of public transport.

Liverpool Lime Street station reopens on time following eight-week transformation

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2018 10:04 BST

Train services resumed in and out of Liverpool Lime Street today (30 July) following a successful eight-week upgrade of Merseyside’s gateway station.

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