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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.

Sports fans and event visitors heading to London are reminded to avoid Euston station as it closes for three summer weekends

Sports fans and event visitors heading to London are reminded to avoid Euston station as it closes for three summer weekends

Press releases   •   Aug 13, 2018 09:22 BST

Football, rugby and cricket fans along with people visiting events and concerts are urged to avoid rail travel to and from Euston station over the next three weekends. As part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction – a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.

London Northwestern Railway calls ‘Time after Nine’ at Northampton station

London Northwestern Railway calls ‘Time after Nine’ at Northampton station

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:05 BST

A scheme to reduce anti-social behaviour on late night train services through Northampton will be launched later this month. From Friday 27 July, there will be a ‘no alcohol’ policy on all trains passing through the station after 9pm.

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 15:43 BST

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has today made an important announcement regarding the December 2018 timetable change. The rail industry has reviewed its plans for the winter timetable following disruption in parts of the country after the May timetable change and will make fewer changes to ensure people get a more reliable service

Euston station to close for three weekends this summer while Wembley junction is replaced

Euston station to close for three weekends this summer while Wembley junction is replaced

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 14:59 BST

West Coast main line train passengers are being urged to avoid all but essential rail travel to and from London over three consecutive weekends in August and September when Euston station will be closed. As part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction - a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2018 07:32 BST

Transport providers, businesses, local authorities and local communities have come together at a first-of-its-kind event held by West Midlands Trains. The inaugural Transport Integration Forum is a unique opportunity to explore ways to improve connectivity and travel integration issues across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks.

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 17:25 BST

The hard work and dedication of station adopters has been recognised by West Midlands Trains, on a day out on the Severn Valley Railway. On Thursday 28 June, 85 volunteers enjoyed a return journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth as thank you for their efforts in brightening up stations across the rail network.

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 10:00 BST

West Midlands Trains has been announced as Lichfield Festival’s new Principal Partner for 2018. The company’s support is a vital boost to the Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival which brings world-class music, arts and entertainment to the city each July.

Do not travel – floods making railways impassable

Do not travel – floods making railways impassable

Press releases   •   May 27, 2018 20:16 BST

Local train operators are advising passengers not to travel this evening. Flooding across the West Midlands has made many rail lines impassable.

Wembley-bound football fans urged to plan their journeys this bank holiday

Wembley-bound football fans urged to plan their journeys this bank holiday

Press releases   •   May 25, 2018 13:22 BST

Aston Villa, Shrewsbury Town and Coventry City fans heading to Wembley this weekend are being urged to plan ahead and check before they travel if travelling to London by train.