Friends, Romans, Passengers, lend me your ears: Stratford-upon-Avon station is getting a refurb

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2019 09:05 GMT

A busy railway station on the Shakespeare line is getting an upgrade. Project partners Network Rail, West Midlands Railway and Warwickshire County Council are working to give Stratford-upon-Avon station a range of upgrades. These include new waiting and seating areas, improved retail facilities, accessible toilets, and bicycle racks.

Rail travel discounts for Milton Keynes commuters

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2019 10:05 GMT

Staff at Milton Keynes businesses are being offered savings on travelling to work using London Northwestern Railway, when employers sign up to SmartGo. SmartGo Milton Keynes is a scheme to help encourage commuters to use various forms of public transport, by providing offers with local operators.

Passengers invited to share their views on the redevelopment of Worcester Foregate Street station

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 09:15 GMT

Passengers at Worcester Foregate Street are invited to share their views on plans for the redevelopment of the station. West Midlands Railway is investing over £1m into upgrading the concourse area and improving customer facilities.

Nominations are rolling in as the search for the region’s Cross City Heroes continues

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2019 10:05 GMT

Local Scout groups, animal charities and social groups tackling loneliness in their communities are among those already nominated as the region’s Cross City Heroes. The campaign has also seen entries highlighting a local charity which supports neonatal units and a group working with their local library.

Football fans advised to check before they travel this evening

Press Releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 16:33 GMT

​Passengers travelling to and from Liverpool for tonight’s football match at Everton, are advised to check before they travel as trains may be delayed or cancelled throughout this evening. Overhead line problems near Hartford have been disrupting services between Crewe and Liverpool.

Staff commit to making rail travel more dementia friendly

Press Releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 09:15 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway have committed to making rail travel more accessible for those with dementia. Through a year long partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, the train operators will be taking steps to make stations and trains more dementia friendly. The charity will also be educating frontline staff around best practice in helping those with the condition.

48 penalty fares handed out to ticketless travellers at Wolverhampton this afternoon

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 16:49 GMT

​48 penalty fares have been issued to ticketless travellers at Wolverhampton station this afternoon (5 Feb). Revenue protection and security managers from West Midlands Railway were checking tickets as passengers made their way in and out of the station, whilst supporting a knife arch exercise taking place at the same time.

Compact library launched for commuters at Berkswell station

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 12:20 GMT

A new compact community library has opened for passengers at Berkswell station. The initiative has been launched by station adopters from The Berkswell Society, who hope to engage with travellers and create a warm welcome for commuters.

Local WI to share a message of love with passengers at Wellington

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 11:33 GMT

A special display at Wellington station will be sharing a message of love with rail passengers this Valentine’s day. The local Women’s Institute (WI) are working with The Climate Coalition for their annual 'Show the Love' project. This year’s initiative will be based on the platforms at Wellington station from Monday (11 Feb) onwards.

​Services disrupted between Rugby and Stafford due to overhead line damage

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 15:42 GMT

Passengers are advised to check before they travel throughout this afternoon and evening, as services are being disrupted between Rugby and Stafford. Overhead lines have been damaged near to Lichfield and work is continuing to reopen the lines through the affected area.

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