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Football fans advised to check before they travel this evening

Football fans advised to check before they travel this evening

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 16:33 GMT

​Passengers travelling to and from Liverpool for tonight’s football match at Everton, are advised to check before they travel as trains may be delayed or cancelled throughout this evening. Overhead line problems near Hartford have been disrupting services between Crewe and Liverpool.

Staff commit to making rail travel more dementia friendly

Staff commit to making rail travel more dementia friendly

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 09:15 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway have committed to making rail travel more accessible for those with dementia. Through a year long partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, the train operators will be taking steps to make stations and trains more dementia friendly. The charity will also be educating frontline staff around best practice in helping those with the condition.

​Services disrupted between Rugby and Stafford due to overhead line damage

​Services disrupted between Rugby and Stafford due to overhead line damage

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 15:42 GMT

Passengers are advised to check before they travel throughout this afternoon and evening, as services are being disrupted between Rugby and Stafford. Overhead lines have been damaged near to Lichfield and work is continuing to reopen the lines through the affected area.

Student artwork celebrates 170 years of Stone station

Student artwork celebrates 170 years of Stone station

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 13:05 GMT

Special artwork has been unveiled at Stone station, to celebrate 170 years of train services to and from the town. Students from Abbey Hill School in Longton have produced a set of paintings, which depict the station then and now. 11 of these pictures are now displayed around the waiting shelter on platform one.

Local community brightens up Milton Keynes station entrance

Local community brightens up Milton Keynes station entrance

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 10:39 GMT

Local children have come together with community volunteers and railway staff, to fill new planters outside Milton Keynes station. Great Linford Scouts were joined by Milton Keynes Model Railway Society and London Northwestern Railway staff on Saturday (26 January), to put the display together outside the main station entrance.

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.

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.

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.

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.