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London Northwestern Railway passengers to benefit from advance fares up to an hour before departure

London Northwestern Railway passengers to benefit from advance fares up to an hour before departure

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2018 12:40 GMT

London Northwestern Railway passengers are now able to purchase reduced-price tickets up to one hour before departure on some routes. Passengers travelling to and from stations between Birmingham, Northampton and London Euston, can benefit from advance fares, even if they plan their journey at short notice.

£2.3 million overhaul of Lichfield Trent Valley station underway to make it accessible for everyone

£2.3 million overhaul of Lichfield Trent Valley station underway to make it accessible for everyone

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2018 10:56 GMT

Work is underway to install new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station to ensure it's accessible for everyone by Summer 2019.

Festive performances for Milton Keynes passengers

Festive performances for Milton Keynes passengers

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 10:21 GMT

Commuters passing through Milton Keynes station will be welcomed by some special festive performances over the next two weeks. The station will be welcoming a range of local choirs onto the concourse on the run up to Christmas, to entertain passengers and help raise funds for important local causes.

Families invited to join Santa’s festive train on the Abbey Line this Christmas

Families invited to join Santa’s festive train on the Abbey Line this Christmas

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 09:05 GMT

Santa’s festive train will be making it's way along the Abbey Line again this December, taking passengers to and from a special Grotto. On Sunday 9 December, between 1300 and 1600, passengers can get off the train at Bricket Wood and follow a short walk to St Stephen Parish Centre.

Passengers advised to check before they travel this Christmas

Passengers advised to check before they travel this Christmas

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 09:05 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel this Christmas. Amended timetables will be in place from Monday 24 December until Tuesday 1 January, with a reduced service on some routes. Network Rail will also be carrying out planned improvement works at London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street during this time.

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway lost property charges dropped

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway lost property charges dropped

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 09:12 GMT

Customers will no longer be charged for retrieving lost property from London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway stations. From today, charges will no longer be in place at the train operator’s stations – which will apply to both the return of personal belongings and cash.

London Northwestern Railway recognised for life saving work

London Northwestern Railway recognised for life saving work

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:14 GMT

London Northwestern Railway has been recognised for contributing to life saving work across the rail network. The train operator is part of the Milton Keynes Escalation Team, who won ‘Rail Safety Team of the Year’ at the 2018 Railstaff Awards.

Alterations to train services expected until the end of today

Alterations to train services expected until the end of today

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 14:10 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services may be subject to alterations until the end of service today (29 Nov). A speed limit of 50-mph was in force until around 12.45 this afternoon. Network Rail put the temporary limit in place because of high winds, as storm Diana passed across the country.

Passengers advised to check before travelling today as high winds impact rail services

Passengers advised to check before travelling today as high winds impact rail services

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 09:24 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services may be subject to delays and alterations today (29 Nov), as a 50-mph speed limit has been imposed on all main line routes. Passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to check their train times.

Platform improvements for Watford Junction

Platform improvements for Watford Junction

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2018 14:58 GMT

Work is underway to upgrade platforms to improve access and capacity for passengers using Watford Junction station. Until May 2019, platforms 10 and 11 will undergo a multi-million-pound overhaul to accommodate longer trains, helping to improve passengers’ journeys on the West Coast main line in and out of London Euston.

Visitors to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time this weekend

Visitors to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time this weekend

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 10:05 GMT

Visitors travelling by train to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre this weekend, are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. The annual festive market opens on Thursday (29 November) and runs until Sunday (2 December).

London Northwestern operates most reliable electric trains

London Northwestern operates most reliable electric trains

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2018 16:29 GMT

London Northwestern Railway has won this year’s Golden Spanner award for the most reliable First Generation Electric Multiple Unit in the UK. The accolade was awarded to the Siemens 350/3 units, which are part of a fleet that operates over 80 services a day to and from London Euston.

Black Friday shoppers advised to plan ahead this weekend

Black Friday shoppers advised to plan ahead this weekend

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 16:27 GMT

As shoppers head out for Black Friday bargains, passengers travelling by train are advised to plan ahead allow extra time for their journeys. On Black Friday last year more than 242,000 people used Birmingham New Street station - 70,000 more than a usual Friday. Birmingham Snow Hill and stations across the West Midlands are also expected to see large numbers of people over the next few days.

Design ideas invited for Wolverhampton station hoarding

Design ideas invited for Wolverhampton station hoarding

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 12:15 GMT

West Midlands Railway staff at Wolverhampton station are looking for a design to go on the hoarding in the waiting room on platform one. Work is currently ongoing to build a £150 million transport hub on the site of the current station. Once complete, this will become a major interchange for train, bus and tram services across the city and wider West Midlands region.

West Midlands Railway welcomes new community rail strategy and recognises the importance of tackling loneliness.

West Midlands Railway welcomes new community rail strategy and recognises the importance of tackling loneliness.

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 11:21 GMT

West Midlands Railways has welcomed the Government’s new community rail strategy and has recognised the importance of tackling loneliness for some of the most vulnerable in society. The report, which was published last week, recognises the impact of community station groups in bringing people together.

West Midlands Railway awarded special recognition for supporting this year’s British Transplant Games.

West Midlands Railway awarded special recognition for supporting this year’s British Transplant Games.

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 16:49 GMT

West Midlands Railway has been awarded a special recognition for supporting this year’s British Transplant Games. The train operator provided free travel for over 2500 competitors and other visitors during the event, which took place at venues across Birmingham from Thursday 2 until Sunday 5 August.

Passengers advised to plan their journeys as Birmingham’s Christmas market signals start of busy festive period

Passengers advised to plan their journeys as Birmingham’s Christmas market signals start of busy festive period

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 09:27 GMT

Birmingham’s famous Frankfurt Christmas market opens this week and passengers travelling by train are advised to plan ahead allow extra time for their journeys. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising customers to prepare for trains and stations to be busier than usual, by allowing plenty of time and planning their journey options before heading out.

‘Stay off the railway’ warning as Walsall to Rugeley line is electrified

‘Stay off the railway’ warning as Walsall to Rugeley line is electrified

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 08:54 GMT

The overhead power lines on the railway between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley are now live as work continues to introduce electric trains on the route. Network Rail is electrifying the railway as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan to provide passengers with better, more reliable journeys

Train and theatre tickets for under £20 – West Midlands Railway partners with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Train and theatre tickets for under £20 – West Midlands Railway partners with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2018 10:07 GMT

West Midlands Railway and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are partnering on an initiative to offer train and theatre tickets for under £20. The new Rush Tickets will be available for shows in Stratford-upon-Avon, with a return ticket to Birmingham Snow Hill coming in at a combined price of under £20 per person.

Passengers encouraged to make small talk and help save lives on the railway

Passengers encouraged to make small talk and help save lives on the railway

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 08:30 GMT

Rail passengers are being encouraged to look out for those around them, in the latest Samaritan’s campaign to reduce suicide on the railway. Small Talk Saves Lives is a joint partnership between Network Rail, Samaritans, the British Transport Police and the wider rail industry, including train operators.