West Midlands Grand Rail Collaboration launched

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2019 16:00 BST

​Rail industry bosses have come together in a ground breaking deal and the first of its kind in the country to drive up standards for rail passengers in the West Midlands.

West Midlands Trains statement in response to RMT

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2019 12:30 BST

West Midlands Trains has today issued a statement in response to the RMT union, which has declared a dispute with the company in relation to driver-controlled train operation.

Birmingham primary school benefits from West Midlands Railway cycling investment

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2019 09:30 BST

​Children at a primary school in Birmingham are feeling the benefit of a West Midlands Railway scheme to install thousands of cycle spaces on the rail network.

Railway uniform recycling scheme nominated for top awards

Press releases   •   Sep 18, 2019 10:00 BST

An innovative scheme by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway to donate old uniforms to charity has been nominated for two top awards.

Have your say at Birmingham New Street

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2019 08:30 BST

Rail passengers using Birmingham New Street station will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes - and all aspects of West Midlands Railway services at the station - on Monday.

As part of the ‘Whistle Stop Tour’ initiative, West Midlands Railway officials will be on hand to answer questions at the busy hub from 7.45am through to 6.15pm on Monday 16 September.

The session follows the introduction of West Midlands Railway’s new timetable in May which brought in more peak time services, increased capacity and both earlier and later services on the network.

Richard Brooks, customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, said:

“Our timetable improvements earlier in the summer introduced more direct services to destinations across our network and improved capacity on some of our busiest services.

“We have already taken on board feedback from across the network and I am pleased this ‘Whistle Stop Tour' event will give our passengers another chance to discuss our timetables and services directly with our staff.”

Passengers at Birmingham Moor Street will have the chance to ask questions of Chiltern Railways staff at a separate 'Meet The Manager' event on Wednesday 18 September from 6.30-9am.

For more information and to find out more about future 'Whistle Stop Tour' dates go to wmr.uk/whistle-stop-tour

About West Midlands Trains

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West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.

  • London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast mainline to and from London Euston.
  • West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street.

For more information on these services visit westmidlandsrailway.co.uk or londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk

The West Midlands Trains franchise started on 10 December 2017 and will run until 2025/26.

West Midlands Trains operates 1,300 services a day, manages 150 stations and provides over 70 million passenger journeys a year. Over the course of the franchise, West Midlands Trains will be investing £1 billion into the rail network to deliver new trains, improved routes and station upgrades. This will include 400 new train carriages across the network and space for an extra 85,000 passengers into Birmingham and London at peak times.

The franchise is a joint venture between Abellio (70.1% share) and East Japan Railway Company / Mitsui & Co., Ltd (29.9% share in a 50:50 split). Abellio is the international passenger transport subsidiary of the Dutch national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen. In the UK, Abelllio operates ScotRail and Greater Anglia train services, Merseyrail services in a joint venture with Serco and buses through Abellio London. For more information visit www.abellio.com

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Another 170 ticketless travellers receive penalty fares at Birmingham stations

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2019 09:15 BST

This week's clampdown at Snow Hill and Moor Street follows a similar operation at New Street in August.

Fund to improve Watford railway communities launched

Press releases   •   Sep 09, 2019 14:26 BST

​A pioneering fund to improve neighbourhoods near stations including Watford Junction and Bushey has been launched today with bids invited from across communities.

Fund to improve Milton Keynes railway communities launched

Press releases   •   Sep 09, 2019 14:25 BST

​A pioneering fund to improve neighbourhoods near stations including Milton Keynes and Bletchley has been launched today with bids invited from across communities.

Fund to improve Northampton railway communities launched

Press releases   •   Sep 09, 2019 14:23 BST

​A pioneering fund to improve neighbourhoods near stations including Northampton and Long Buckby has been launched today with bids invited from across communities.

Fund to improve Liverpool railway communities launched

Press releases   •   Sep 09, 2019 14:22 BST

​A pioneering fund to improve neighbourhoods near stations including Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool South Parkway has been launched today with bids invited from across communities.

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About West Midlands Trains

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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