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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.

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.

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.

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.

Vivarail class 230 trains delayed

Vivarail class 230 trains delayed

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 10:00 GMT

Vivarail has informed London Northwestern Railway that there will be a delay in delivering the Class 230 units for the Marston Vale line. Due to technical issues with the first train the knock-on effect means the three will not be ready in time.

Allow extra time to get home following disruption between London & Birmingham

Allow extra time to get home following disruption between London & Birmingham

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 14:50 BST

Rail users on the line between London Euston and Birmingham New Street are being advised to allow extra time for this evening’s commute. All lines were blocked for over three hours between Coventry and Northampton earlier today while emergency services dealt with an incident near the railway.

Station gatelines to be staffed from first to last train

Station gatelines to be staffed from first to last train

Press releases   •   Oct 19, 2018 13:50 BST

London Northwestern Railway has announced it will be staffing some of its automatic station gatelines from first to last train each day from 31 October. The train operator says this is part of a drive to improve customer service, provide additional reassurance to passengers and reduce ticketless travel on the rail network.

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.