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Leaves off the line: leaf-busting locos help keep passengers on the move this autumn

Leaves off the line: leaf-busting locos help keep passengers on the move this autumn

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 12:23 BST

Four specialist trains are working 24 hours a day to blast leaves off the line and keep passengers and freight moving.

Additional carriages for Liverpool-bound trains this weekend

Additional carriages for Liverpool-bound trains this weekend

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 13:22 BST

There will be additional carriages on many London Northwestern Railway services to and from Liverpool this weekend, as Giants parade through the city for the third and final time. From Thursday 4 until Sunday 7 October, the world-famous street theatre company Royal de Luxe , from Nantes, will visit both Liverpool and Wirral.

Security roadshow heads to Watford Junction

Security roadshow heads to Watford Junction

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 14:30 BST

Commuters at Watford Junction are being encouraged to consider safety and security on railway this week, as an interactive roadshow heads to the station. London Northwestern Railway’s revenue and security team will be joining colleagues from the British Transport Police, Network Rail and others for the event, which is taking place on the station concourse.

West Midlands Trains wins award for mental health awareness campaign

West Midlands Trains wins award for mental health awareness campaign

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 10:01 BST

West Midlands Trains has been recognised for working to raise awareness of mental health issues, at this year’s Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) awards. The train operator has won Best Ongoing Campaign at this year’s awards, for it's ‘Hear to Listen’ initiative.

Historic day as full demolition starts on city railway station

Historic day as full demolition starts on city railway station

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 14:27 BST

Today (Friday 28 September) marks a historic moment for the City of Wolverhampton as machines begin full demolition of the city’s railway station. It is the next stage in delivering a £150 million transport hub to provide an attractive commercial gateway to those entering the city by national rail, bus or tram.

New passenger assistance app to be rolled out across the rail industry

New passenger assistance app to be rolled out across the rail industry

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 08:30 BST

A new passenger assistance app is due to be rolled out across the rail industry from autumn 2019. London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railways are two of four train operators currently trialling the new system. The app will make it easier for customers to book help at stations and will give staff the tools they need to deliver a consistent and reliable service.

Railway staff recognised for language skills with custom name badges

Railway staff recognised for language skills with custom name badges

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 15:45 BST

Railway staff who speak multiple languages will be more identifiable across the London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway networks from this week. Over 25 different languages are represented by staff in a range of roles, including French, Urdu, Arabic and British Sign Language (BSL).

Northampton station to host special BBC Music Day performance

Northampton station to host special BBC Music Day performance

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 09:05 BST

Northampton station will be hosting a special choral celebration later this week, as part of this year’s BBC Music Day. Northampton Male Voice Choir will be performing at the station as part of the nationwide ‘Platform to Perform' themed spectacle.

Milton Keynes station to host special BBC Music Day performance

Milton Keynes station to host special BBC Music Day performance

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 13:40 BST

Milton Keynes station will be alive with the sound of an a cappella chorus next week, to mark this year’s BBC Music Day. Local choir, Junction 14 Ladies A Cappella, will be performing a special set at the station as part of the nationwide ‘Platform to Perform' themed spectacle.

Disruption to services due to signalling centre evacuation

Disruption to services due to signalling centre evacuation

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 22:56 BST

There is disruption to train services this evening (18 Sept) due to an evacuation of the signalling centre at Rugby. There are currently no trains to or from London Euston and trains are also affected between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street.

London Northwestern Railway celebrates 180 years since the first train between London and Birmingham

London Northwestern Railway celebrates 180 years since the first train between London and Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 10:48 BST

London Northwestern Railway has been celebrating 180 years of history this morning (Monday 17 September) by marking the anniversary of the very first train to operate between London and Birmingham. On 17 September 1838, the company known as London and Northwestern Railway, operated the first departure from London Euston.

Seats of Inspiration to arrive at Nuneaton

Seats of Inspiration to arrive at Nuneaton

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2018 09:18 BST

Benches at Nuneaton station are due a colourful transformation later this month as part of a project run by local art group, Art Alert. The collective, which has used space at the station for exhibitions since 2017, is dedicated to getting local people involved in arts and crafts.

Stone station takes part in RAF centenary celebrations

Stone station takes part in RAF centenary celebrations

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2018 09:30 BST

On Sunday 9 September, Stone station will be helping to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force. Members of the local Stone and Stafford branches of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) will pass over a commemorative RAF token as it travels across the country. The token will eventually arrive at the Birmingham Military Tattoo on 24 November.

Siemens and West Midlands Trains to open their doors to support Rail Week 2018

Siemens and West Midlands Trains to open their doors to support Rail Week 2018

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 15:30 BST

This autumn, families and rail users are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of Kings Heath Traincare depot and the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) in Northampton. On Saturday 13 October, the two facilities will open their doors to the public as part of Rail Week 2018 and Government initiative ‘Year of Engineering’.

Euston closure reminder: Do not travel on West Coast main line this weekend

Euston closure reminder: Do not travel on West Coast main line this weekend

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 15:15 BST

West Coast main line train passengers are being urged not to travel to and from London this weekend when Euston station will be closed for the final stage of work to replace North Wembley junction. Customers are instead being advised to plan their journeys on dates other than 1-2 September – or risk far longer, busier and less comfortable journeys than normal.

Northamptonshire artist celebrates the freedom of train travel in 'No Boundaries' exhibition

Northamptonshire artist celebrates the freedom of train travel in 'No Boundaries' exhibition

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 12:13 BST

An aspiring artist from Norton, near Long Buckby, is featuring in a unique exhibition celebrating the freedom of train travel for those facing a range of accessibility challenges. Emma Johns is one of a group of artists who have produced pieces for the National Rail 'No Boundaries' display.

Railway reopens after successful bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

Railway reopens after successful bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 10:48 BST

London Euston station reopened today (Tuesday 28 August) after the second stage of work to replace North Wembley junction was completed. The railway between Birmingham International and Rugby has also reopened following work over the bank holiday weekend.

West Midlands passengers urged to plan ahead as upgrade work means no trains between Birmingham International and Rugby this bank holiday

West Midlands passengers urged to plan ahead as upgrade work means no trains between Birmingham International and Rugby this bank holiday

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2018 12:30 BST

Train customers in the West Midlands are being urged to check before they travel as upgrade work will affect rail travel between Birmingham International, Coventry and Rugby this weekend (25-27 August). Buses will replace trains between Birmingham International, Coventry and Rugby from Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August.

New Marston Vale livery revealed as contract for new trains is signed

New Marston Vale livery revealed as contract for new trains is signed

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 11:05 BST

A special livery for London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley has been revealed. This comes as the contract for the supply of the upgraded Class 230 units from Vivarail is officially signed.

Euston closure: DO NOT TRAVEL on West Coast main line this bank holiday weekend

Euston closure: DO NOT TRAVEL on West Coast main line this bank holiday weekend

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 07:51 BST

West Coast main line train passengers are being urged not to travel to and from London this weekend and next when Euston station will be closed. Customers are instead being advised to plan their journeys on dates other than 25-27 August and 1-2 September – or risk far longer, busier and less comfortable journeys than normal.