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London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 15:09 BST

​London Northwestern Railway is providing an additional Sunday service for customers travelling to the London Marathon this weekend.

West Midlands Trains to play central role at 2022 Games

West Midlands Trains to play central role at 2022 Games

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2018 13:31 BST

​As the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast comes to a close, West Midlands Trains has further pledged its support to make the Birmingham spectacle in 2022 a success.

Lines to & from Euston Reopen Following Wembley Fire

Lines to & from Euston Reopen Following Wembley Fire

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 21:42 BST

At about 9:30pm on Friday 6th April, lines to and from Euston reopened for train services to run at reduced speed following an industrial fire in the Wembley area.

Fire Near the Railway at Wembley Stops Trains to and from London Euston

Fire Near the Railway at Wembley Stops Trains to and from London Euston

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 21:17 BST

Customers are advised to check journey planners and websites before starting any journeys on Friday night or Saturday morning, after a fire near the railway at Wembley caused the Fire Brigade to stop all trains to and from London Euston.

Wolverhampton joins West Midlands Railway family

Wolverhampton joins West Midlands Railway family

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2018 16:51 BST

West Midlands Railway has taken charge of Wolverhampton station, replacing previous operator, Virgin Trains.

Birmingham International Dance Festival announces the full festival line-up, plus new partnerships and commissions

Birmingham International Dance Festival announces the full festival line-up, plus new partnerships and commissions

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2018 17:16 BST

​Award-winning Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF) reveals the programme for its sixth festival in 1 – 24 June 2018.

West Midlands Trains to give jobseekers a helping hand

West Midlands Trains to give jobseekers a helping hand

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 13:32 BST

West Midlands Trains has welcomed efforts by the UK rail industry to encourage jobseekers to participate in schemes allowing discounted travel to and from interviews and work. The train operator also says it has more plans in the pipeline to help those seeking employment.

Train Services Restored between Hereford and Ledbury

Train Services Restored between Hereford and Ledbury

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2018 08:18 BST

Following emergency engineering work, trains are now able to run between Ledbury and Hereford.

Disruption to services operating between Hereford and Ledbury

Disruption to services operating between Hereford and Ledbury

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2018 16:44 GMT

Network Rail is investigating an issue with the track between Hereford and Ledbury. Trains can continue to run between Birmingham and Ledbury but there will also be some cancellations and delays between Worcester and Ledbury.

Update - Service suspended between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham until early evening

Update - Service suspended between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham until early evening

News   •   Mar 19, 2018 12:35 GMT

​Following damage to the overhead line equipment near Sutton Coldfield, trains on the ‘Cross City’ line will only run between Redditch/Longbridge and Birmingham New Street. There will be no trains between Lichfield/Four Oaks and Birmingham New Street until further notice while Network Rail engineers carry out repairs.

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No trains between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham this morning

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2018 07:49 GMT

Following damage to the overhead line equipment near Sutton Coldfield, there will be no trains between Lichfield/Four Oaks and Birmingham New Street until further notice. Alternative road transport is being provided between Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield; rail tickets are being accepted on National Express West Midlands buses between Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham city centre.

Travel early to avoid disruption tonight

Travel early to avoid disruption tonight

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 12:30 GMT

London Northwestern Railway (LNR) and West Midlands Railway (WMR) are advising passengers to travel early to avoid delays. Ticket restrictions have been lifted to help travel early. Severe weather is affecting all LNR and WMR routes. The train companies say passengers can expect disruption and cancellations for the remainder of the day.

Snow Update: West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Snow Update: West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 06:02 GMT

Customers encouraged to check before they travel with reduced services on Birmingham's Cross City Line, to and from Worcester and Hereford, and between St Albans and Watford.

Vivarail to supply new trains for the Marston Vale Line

Vivarail to supply new trains for the Marston Vale Line

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2018 09:30 GMT

Vivarail, the designers and manufacturers of the Class 230 D-Train, has entered into an agreement with West Midlands Trains to build three new D-Trains for use on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley.

West Midlands Trains supports Year of Engineering

West Midlands Trains supports Year of Engineering

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2018 10:50 GMT

West Midlands Trains is getting behind a government drive to encourage more young people to get into engineering. The engineering industry estimates it will need 186,000 skilled recruits each year to 2024. The company is investing £70 million in train maintenance facilities. The extra facilities will be needed to support £700 million worth of new trains on order for the two networks.

Train companies thank passengers as railway fully reopens after successful Christmas upgrade work

Train companies thank passengers as railway fully reopens after successful Christmas upgrade work

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2018 09:14 GMT

The railway between London Euston and the northwest has reopened on time after a successful programme of upgrades over Christmas and the New Year. As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, work was carried out from London to Lancaster and across the West Midlands as tracks were renewed, signals were upgraded and whole bridges replaced over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and into the New Year.

Train companies thank passengers as railway fully reopens after successful Christmas upgrade work

Train companies thank passengers as railway fully reopens after successful Christmas upgrade work

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2018 09:06 GMT

​The railway between London Euston and the northwest has reopened on time after a successful programme of upgrades over Christmas and the New Year. As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, work was carried out from London to Lancaster and across the West Midlands as tracks were renewed, signals were upgraded and whole bridges replaced over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and into the New Year.

West Midlands Trains pledges support to Birmingham Games

West Midlands Trains pledges support to Birmingham Games

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 09:33 GMT

​West Midlands Trains has pledged its support to making the Birmingham Commonwealth Games the ‘best ever’. Almost £1 billion being invested in rail services before the games.

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 09:27 GMT

Local train operator, West Midlands Railway, is advising passengers to check before they travel over the Christmas and New Year period. Track upgrade work and different travel patterns means changes to timetables over the festive period. However this year train operators are reminding commuters that some timetable changes will still be in effect after the holidays on January 2.

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 09:24 GMT

London Northwestern Railway is advising passengers to check before they travel over the Christmas and New Year period. Track upgrade work and different travel patterns means changes to timetables over the festive period. However this year train operators are reminding commuters that some timetable changes will still be in effect after the holidays on January 2.