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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.

Passengers travelling on the Snow Hill lines advised to check before they travel this afternoon

Passengers travelling on the Snow Hill lines advised to check before they travel this afternoon

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2019 13:48 GMT

Passengers travelling on routes via Birmingham Snow Hill are being advised to check their train times before they travel this afternoon. There have been two incidents on the route today – a signalling problem at Old Hill and a separate incident elsewhere on the line.

West Midlands Railway is looking for the region’s Cross City Heroes

West Midlands Railway is looking for the region’s Cross City Heroes

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2019 11:44 GMT

West Midlands Railway is looking for the region’s Cross City Heroes. The train operator has opened a competition to find deserving community groups near to stations along the line between Redditch/Bromsgrove, Birmingham New Street and Lichfield.

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.

New Snow Hill Station entrance will give passengers direct link between trains and trams

New Snow Hill Station entrance will give passengers direct link between trains and trams

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2018 13:27 GMT

Passengers using Birmingham’s Snow Hill Station are to get a new entrance so they can switch seamlessly between local rail and tram services. An image of how the new eastern entrance will look was released today (Tuesday December 18) by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

£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.

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.

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.

Visitors to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time this weekend

Visitors to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time this weekend

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 10:05 GMT

Visitors travelling by train to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre this weekend, are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. The annual festive market opens on Thursday (29 November) and runs until Sunday (2 December).

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.

Design ideas invited for Wolverhampton station hoarding

Design ideas invited for Wolverhampton station hoarding

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 12:15 GMT

West Midlands Railway staff at Wolverhampton station are looking for a design to go on the hoarding in the waiting room on platform one. Work is currently ongoing to build a £150 million transport hub on the site of the current station. Once complete, this will become a major interchange for train, bus and tram services across the city and wider West Midlands region.

West Midlands Railway welcomes new community rail strategy and recognises the importance of tackling loneliness.

West Midlands Railway welcomes new community rail strategy and recognises the importance of tackling loneliness.

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 11:21 GMT

West Midlands Railways has welcomed the Government’s new community rail strategy and has recognised the importance of tackling loneliness for some of the most vulnerable in society. The report, which was published last week, recognises the impact of community station groups in bringing people together.

West Midlands Railway awarded special recognition for supporting this year’s British Transplant Games.

West Midlands Railway awarded special recognition for supporting this year’s British Transplant Games.

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 16:49 GMT

West Midlands Railway has been awarded a special recognition for supporting this year’s British Transplant Games. The train operator provided free travel for over 2500 competitors and other visitors during the event, which took place at venues across Birmingham from Thursday 2 until Sunday 5 August.

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.

‘Stay off the railway’ warning as Walsall to Rugeley line is electrified

‘Stay off the railway’ warning as Walsall to Rugeley line is electrified

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 08:54 GMT

The overhead power lines on the railway between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley are now live as work continues to introduce electric trains on the route. Network Rail is electrifying the railway as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan to provide passengers with better, more reliable journeys

Train and theatre tickets for under £20 – West Midlands Railway partners with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Train and theatre tickets for under £20 – West Midlands Railway partners with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2018 10:07 GMT

West Midlands Railway and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are partnering on an initiative to offer train and theatre tickets for under £20. The new Rush Tickets will be available for shows in Stratford-upon-Avon, with a return ticket to Birmingham Snow Hill coming in at a combined price of under £20 per person.