New group on track to spruce up Stourbridge stations

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:01 BST

A new community group has been formed to bring a new lease of life to Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town railway stations – and it’s looking for new members. Friends of Stourbridge Stations (FOSS) will be looking to spruce up the two railway stations, by creating colourful new floral displays and running community activities throughout the year.

First Class 230 begins passenger services between Bletchley and Bedford

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2019 06:18 BST

The first Class 230 D Train has entered passenger service on the Marston Vale line this morning (Tuesday 23 April). Unit 230004 is now in service on the route between Bletchley and Bedford. The train, which has been developed by Vivarail, will provide extra capacity and improved customer experience for passengers on the line.

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 15:59 BST

The search for the excellence in the community rail movement begins today (17 April 2019) as entries open for the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards. The awards, now in its fifteenth year, celebrates and rewards the innovation and hard work from the unsung stars of the community rail movement.

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 12:22 BST

The rail industry is launching a new interactive map which will make it easy for passengers to find out about accessibility at stations, helping to boost their confidence to travel by train. This is part of the industry’s wider programme of work to improve access to rail and deliver long-term change.

Over £1m recovered from ticketless rail travellers in the past year

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 08:38 BST

Over £1m of revenue has been recovered from ticketless rail travellers using London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services over the past 12 months. Revenue protection managers at the train operators recovered a total of £1,284,746 of unpaid fares during the financial year to April 2019.

Advice for passengers travelling over the Easter weekend

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2019 14:03 BST

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to plan ahead if they intend to travel this weekend (from Friday 19 until Monday 22 April). Essential planned improvement work will be taking place at London Euston, Liverpool Lime Street, and on the West Coast Mainline between Rugby and Birmingham International.

RoSPA Gold Award for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 14:50 BST

A Gold Award for health and safety practices has been presented to West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway. The train operators have been recognised for an ongoing commitment to ensuring that staff, customers and contractors get home safely at the end of every day.

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 15:30 BST

​A report out today (11 April) has revealed that a hidden army of 8,500 ‘community rail’ volunteers give nearly 400,000 hours a year to bring local railway lines and stations back into the heart of their communities – promoting sustainable travel, empowering communities, and benefitting health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 15:30 BST

​A report out today (11 April) has revealed that a hidden army of 8,500 ‘community rail’ volunteers give nearly 400,000 hours a year to bring local railway lines and stations back into the heart of their communities – promoting sustainable travel, empowering communities, and benefitting health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

Jess Phillips MP welcomes scheme to improve access at Stechford station

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 14:25 BST

Stechford station in Birmingham is being fitted with new lifts, ramps and a footbridge to make it more accessible for West Midlands Railway passengers. Jess Phillips MP visited the site on Friday 5 April to see the progress on the £3.9m project so far.

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