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Railway station volunteers to be recognised at prestigious awards ceremony in Telford this year

Railway station volunteers to be recognised at prestigious awards ceremony in Telford this year

Press Releases   •   Jan 25, 2019 10:25 GMT

Railway station volunteers from across the country will be recognised at a special awards ceremony in Shropshire, later this year. The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) ‘Community Rail Awards’ dinner will be hosted at The International Centre in Telford, on 3 October 2019. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be headline sponsors at this year's event.

Railway station volunteers praised by West Midlands Mayor

Railway station volunteers praised by West Midlands Mayor

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2019 14:02 GMT

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, has been praising the work of railway station volunteers across the region. He recently met with a group of local station adopters at Stechford, to learn about their work and encourage more groups to get involved in their local area.

West Midlands Railway clamps down on ticketless travel and antisocial behaviour on the Chase line

West Midlands Railway clamps down on ticketless travel and antisocial behaviour on the Chase line

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2019 09:10 GMT

West Midlands Railway has been clamping down on ticketless travel and antisocial behaviour on the Chase line. On Friday (18 January), a total of 25 revenue protection managers were stationed at six locations on the line between Bloxwich and Rugeley Town from 1500 until 1830.

Samaritans encourages travellers to take time out on Brew Monday

Samaritans encourages travellers to take time out on Brew Monday

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2019 06:30 GMT

Samaritans volunteers will be at railway stations across the network today, to raise awareness of Brew Monday. The annual campaign encourages railway staff and customers to take time out for a cup of tea and a chat. Brew Monday coincides with ‘Blue Monday’, which is considered to be the most difficult day of the year.

Adderley Park station reopened but delays expected until the end of today

Adderley Park station reopened but delays expected until the end of today

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2019 18:07 GMT

Adderley Park station has reopened, following an incident at the station earlier today (16 Jan). The station was closed for a number of hours and reopened at around 1730.

Adderley Park station closed this afternoon

Adderley Park station closed this afternoon

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2019 14:47 GMT

Adderley Park station will be closed until further notice, following an incident at the station this afternoon. Trains between Birmingham New Street, Northampton and London Euston are also being delayed or cancelled as a result.

Passengers travelling on the Snow Hill lines advised to check before they travel this afternoon

Passengers travelling on the Snow Hill lines advised to check before they travel this afternoon

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2019 13:48 GMT

Passengers travelling on routes via Birmingham Snow Hill are being advised to check their train times before they travel this afternoon. There have been two incidents on the route today – a signalling problem at Old Hill and a separate incident elsewhere on the line.

West Midlands Railway is looking for the region’s Cross City Heroes

West Midlands Railway is looking for the region’s Cross City Heroes

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2019 11:44 GMT

West Midlands Railway is looking for the region’s Cross City Heroes. The train operator has opened a competition to find deserving community groups near to stations along the line between Redditch/Bromsgrove, Birmingham New Street and Lichfield.

Significant improvements in autumn reliability on the Abbey Line in 2018

Significant improvements in autumn reliability on the Abbey Line in 2018

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2019 09:13 GMT

Rail passengers on the Abbey Line had a significantly more reliable service during autumn 2018, compared to previous years. The number of seasonal-related cancellations between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey was nearly 80% lower in 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

Passengers give generously to help save lives on the railway

Passengers give generously to help save lives on the railway

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2018 13:39 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway customers have donated over £7000 of delay repay claims to support life saving work across the rail network. The train operators set up the ‘Donate your Delay Repay’ scheme in December 2017 and the initiative has raised £7,186 for Samaritans in its first year.

Passengers reminded to check their train times this Christmas

Passengers reminded to check their train times this Christmas

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 10:25 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel this Christmas. Services are expected to be particularly busy over this weekend (21 – 23 December), as many people travel home and festive events across the network come to a close.

New Snow Hill Station entrance will give passengers direct link between trains and trams

New Snow Hill Station entrance will give passengers direct link between trains and trams

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2018 13:27 GMT

Passengers using Birmingham’s Snow Hill Station are to get a new entrance so they can switch seamlessly between local rail and tram services. An image of how the new eastern entrance will look was released today (Tuesday December 18) by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

Passengers to benefit from new real-time information system

Passengers to benefit from new real-time information system

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2018 15:09 GMT

Passengers travelling on London Northwestern Railway services to and from London Euston and Liverpool, will benefit from a new, on-board passenger information system. Trains on these routes will soon be fitted with 22 inch screens in each carriage, to provide real-time service updates and onward travel information.

Families invited to join Santa’s festive train on the Marston Vale Line

Families invited to join Santa’s festive train on the Marston Vale Line

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 10:30 GMT

Families are invited to join Santa’s festive train on the Marston Vale Line this Christmas. On Saturday 15 December, passengers on London Northwestern Railway services between Bletchley and Bedford can enjoy some special on-train entertainment. There will be face painting, balloon modelling and visits from Santa throughout the day. Festivities will be taking place between 1000 and 1545.

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.