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Railway staff uniform wins ‘Best Design of the Year’ award

Railway staff uniform wins ‘Best Design of the Year’ award

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 10:02 BST

New uniform for London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway employees has won ‘Best Design of the Year’ at the 2019 Professional Clothing Awards. Staff at the train operators were issued with new uniforms earlier this year, following months of consultation to put together the final design.

New waiting room opened to help those with hidden disabilities at Crewe station

New waiting room opened to help those with hidden disabilities at Crewe station

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 11:06 BST

Passengers at Crewe station now have access to a new waiting room, specifically designed to offer those with hidden disabilities a safe and calm environment. The Calm Corner is the first of its kind on the rail network, brought to life through the work of train operators at the station, Network Rail and advice from a number of partner charities.

​Railway staff donate over ten tonnes of old uniform to The Salvation Army

​Railway staff donate over ten tonnes of old uniform to The Salvation Army

Press releases   •   Jun 06, 2019 13:05 BST

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway staff have donated over ten tonnes of old uniform to The Salvation Army. It comes following the successful roll out of new uniforms to over 2000 staff at the train operators earlier this year.

Rail passengers across the West Midlands reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers across the West Midlands reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, ahead of major changes being introduced across the rail network this weekend. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be implementing new timetables from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers across the West Midlands.

​Rail passengers across Staffordshire and Cheshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

​Rail passengers across Staffordshire and Cheshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

​Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as major changes are introduced across the rail network this weekend. London Northwestern Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers across Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Rail passengers across the North West reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers across the North West reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as major changes are introduced across the rail network this weekend. London Northwestern Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers across the North West.

Rail passengers using the West Coast Mainline reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers using the West Coast Mainline reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as major changes are introduced across the rail network this weekend. London Northwestern Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers using the West Coast Mainline.

Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, ahead of major changes being introduced across the rail network this weekend. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be implementing new timetables from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers.

Railway lost property money donated to charity

Railway lost property money donated to charity

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 09:20 BST

Cash left on trains and at stations operated by London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway will now be donated to charity. The train operators have handed over the first donation of money found as lost property on the rail network to Alzheimer’s Society - the company's staff-nominated charity partner for the year.

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Press releases   •   May 07, 2019 08:01 BST

Rail passengers at stations along the West Coast Mainline will be able to find out more about upcoming timetable improvements over the next two weeks. London Northwestern Railway will be hosting a number of ‘Whistle Stop Tour' events at stations, as well as providing senior management on trains across the network to remind passengers of changes to services coming this Spring.

​Advice for rail passengers travelling this weekend

​Advice for rail passengers travelling this weekend

Press releases   •   May 02, 2019 10:17 BST

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to plan ahead if they intend to travel this weekend (from Saturday 4 until Monday 6 May). Essential planned improvement work will be taking place at London Euston and also between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street.

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Press releases   •   May 01, 2019 12:49 BST

Rail passengers at stations and on trains across the West Midlands will be able to find out more about upcoming timetable improvements over the next few weeks. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be hosting a number of ‘Whistle Stop Tour' events at stations, as well as providing senior management on trains across the network.

First Class 230 begins passenger services between Bletchley and Bedford

First Class 230 begins passenger services between Bletchley and Bedford

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2019 06:18 BST

The first Class 230 D Train has entered passenger service on the Marston Vale line this morning (Tuesday 23 April). Unit 230004 is now in service on the route between Bletchley and Bedford. The train, which has been developed by Vivarail, will provide extra capacity and improved customer experience for passengers on the line.

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 15:59 BST

The search for the excellence in the community rail movement begins today (17 April 2019) as entries open for the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards. The awards, now in its fifteenth year, celebrates and rewards the innovation and hard work from the unsung stars of the community rail movement.

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 12:22 BST

The rail industry is launching a new interactive map which will make it easy for passengers to find out about accessibility at stations, helping to boost their confidence to travel by train. This is part of the industry’s wider programme of work to improve access to rail and deliver long-term change.

Over £1m recovered from ticketless rail travellers in the past year

Over £1m recovered from ticketless rail travellers in the past year

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 08:38 BST

Over £1m of revenue has been recovered from ticketless rail travellers using London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services over the past 12 months. Revenue protection managers at the train operators recovered a total of £1,284,746 of unpaid fares during the financial year to April 2019.

Advice for passengers travelling over the Easter weekend

Advice for passengers travelling over the Easter weekend

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2019 14:03 BST

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to plan ahead if they intend to travel this weekend (from Friday 19 until Monday 22 April). Essential planned improvement work will be taking place at London Euston, Liverpool Lime Street, and on the West Coast Mainline between Rugby and Birmingham International.

RoSPA Gold Award for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

RoSPA Gold Award for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 14:50 BST

A Gold Award for health and safety practices has been presented to West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway. The train operators have been recognised for an ongoing commitment to ensuring that staff, customers and contractors get home safely at the end of every day.

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Press releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 15:30 BST

​A report out today (11 April) has revealed that a hidden army of 8,500 ‘community rail’ volunteers give nearly 400,000 hours a year to bring local railway lines and stations back into the heart of their communities – promoting sustainable travel, empowering communities, and benefitting health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

Jess Phillips MP welcomes scheme to improve access at Stechford station

Jess Phillips MP welcomes scheme to improve access at Stechford station

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 14:25 BST

Stechford station in Birmingham is being fitted with new lifts, ramps and a footbridge to make it more accessible for West Midlands Railway passengers. Jess Phillips MP visited the site on Friday 5 April to see the progress on the £3.9m project so far.