Press releases • Jul 08, 2019 14:00 BST
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway have welcomed the launch of a new £20m accessibility fund by the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT has pledged to make money available for station improvements such as paving and raised platform edges.
Press releases • Jul 08, 2019 12:55 BST
The crucial role played by community rail partnerships and station adopter groups up and down the country was highlighted at a Community Rail Conference hosted by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.
Press releases • Jul 05, 2019 13:18 BST
West Midlands train travellers could see their journeys take them on a different track, with West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway and Resorts World Birmingham ‘paying it forward’ to passengers this month.
Press releases • Jul 05, 2019 10:05 BST
Passengers passing through Ledbury station over the next week will be visiting the official ‘Ledbury Junction for Poetry’. The railway station has been renamed in honour of the town’s week-long poetry festival which starts today.
Press releases • Jul 05, 2019 09:13 BST
Rail passengers using Milton Keynes Central station will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes next week.
Press releases • Jul 04, 2019 13:17 BST
Additional carriages will be reallocated onto busy commuter services at Apsley and Kings Langley from next week, following feedback from rail passengers. The biggest timetable shake-up in over 10 years has been good news for many London Northwestern Railway passengers with direct services to more destinations, faster journeys on many routes and more seats to and from London everyday.
Press releases • Jul 04, 2019 13:17 BST
Changes will be made to of some of West Midlands Railway’s busiest commuter trains to and from Birmingham from next week, following feedback from passengers. The biggest timetable shake-up in over 10 years has been good news for many rail passengers with direct services to more destinations, faster journeys on many routes and more seats to and from Birmingham everyday.
Press releases • Jul 04, 2019 11:04 BST
Passengers using Northampton station can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The state-of-the-art machine, unveiled at the station today, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.
Press releases • Jul 04, 2019 10:44 BST
Passengers using one of Birmingham’s busiest stations can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The machines, unveiled at Snow Hill, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.
Press releases • Jul 03, 2019 16:48 BST
Work to modernise Kidderminster station takes another step forward later this month. Making way for the new bigger and better glass fronted station building, the current ticket office is soon to be demolished. Whilst this next phase of essential works takes place, temporary forecourt arrangements will be in place from Monday 15 July.
Press releases • Jul 03, 2019 10:59 BST
Local library supporters in Sutton Coldfield have been celebrating their recognition as Cross City Heroes. FOLIO Sutton Coldfield has been recognised as part of the West Midlands Railway ‘Cross City Heroes’ initiative, which celebrates contributions to communities along the popular rail line.
Press releases • Jun 26, 2019 13:09 BST
Over £740,000 is being spent on improving cycle facilities at London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway stations across the network. The Department for Transport has awarded the train operators £371,000 of funding through their Cycle Rail programme, representing around 6% of the total awarded nationally. This is being match funded to help deliver an extensive improvement programme.
Press releases • Jun 25, 2019 10:05 BST
Local Samba performers have been celebrating their recognition as local community heroes. North Worcestershire based Someone at the Door Samba Band (SATD) have been showing off their Cross City Heroes plaque, as they celebrate their award for contributions to the local area.
Press releases • Jun 24, 2019 14:10 BST
Members of 1st Bournville Scout Group have unveiled their Cross City Heroes plaque at Bournville railway station. At a special ceremony, attended by Scout Group leaders, members, the local commissioner and Chairman of Friends of Cotteridge Park, the group celebrated being nominated as a group to have made a significant impact in the local area.
Press releases • Jun 24, 2019 10:05 BST
Members of a Lichfield community group for adults with learning disabilities joined the celebrations as a permanent plaque marking their achievements was unveiled at Lichfield Trent Valley railway station. The Friends 2 Friends group were recognised through the West Midlands Railway ‘Cross City Heroes’ initiative, which celebrates contributions to communities along the popular rail line.
Press releases • Jun 21, 2019 15:39 BST
West Midlands Railway joined other local transport providers, politicians, health advisers and members of the public in Birmingham city centre yesterday (Thursday 20 June) for Clean Air Day 2019. Clean Air Day is an annual event, which is part of a UK wide campaign to tackle air pollution, by encouraging people and society as a whole to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviour.
Press releases • Jun 21, 2019 14:21 BST
Organisers of the Sutton Coldfield Community Games say they are preparing to deliver their ‘best event yet’ as the countdown to the popular town event begins in earnest. With just three weeks now to go until the jam-packed event returns to Wyndley Leisure Centre, the team behind the two-day sporting extravaganza have revealed two new sponsors generously supporting the popular event.