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Video: West Midlands Railway urges passengers to wear face coverings on every journey

Video: West Midlands Railway urges passengers to wear face coverings on every journey

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2020 15:00 BST

​Rail passengers are being urged to wear face coverings on every journey as part of a new social distancing campaign launched by West Midlands Railway today.

New-look Kidderminster Station opens to West Midlands Railway passengers this week

New-look Kidderminster Station opens to West Midlands Railway passengers this week

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2020 12:00 BST

The revamped Kidderminster Station building will open to the public on Sunday 7 June, it has been confirmed.​

West Midlands Railway urges customers to avoid the train when planning reunions

West Midlands Railway urges customers to avoid the train when planning reunions

Press releases   •   May 29, 2020 14:15 BST

​West Midlands Railway is urging family and friends arranging post-lockdown reunions to avoid the train to keep space free for people making the most essential journeys.

Phase One of new Wolverhampton Station opens to public

Phase One of new Wolverhampton Station opens to public

Press releases   •   May 22, 2020 15:00 BST

​Phase one of Wolverhampton’s new railway station will open to the public on Monday 25 May. Work on the first of two construction phases has been completed and the building has been handed over to West Midlands Railway, which runs the station.

West Midlands Railway issues vandalism warning after graffiti takes trains out of action

West Midlands Railway issues vandalism warning after graffiti takes trains out of action

Press releases   •   May 19, 2020 12:15 BST

​West Midlands Railway has issued a warning that vandals could be risking public health following a spate of graffiti incidents on its trains.

West Midlands Railway: Only catch the train if you have no other choice

West Midlands Railway: Only catch the train if you have no other choice

Press releases   •   May 14, 2020 15:35 BST

West Midlands Railway is stepping up its messaging on essential travel and social distancing ahead of timetable changes this weekend. Major stations across the WMR network are receiving a makeover to reinforce the need for social distancing.​

West Midlands Railway urges passengers to only use the train for essential journeys ahead of timetable changes

West Midlands Railway urges passengers to only use the train for essential journeys ahead of timetable changes

Press releases   •   May 12, 2020 12:00 BST

​West Midlands Railway passengers are being urged to only use the train for essential journeys ahead of a new timetable coming into effect.

Major rail disruption between Walsall and Birmingham following tree fall

Major rail disruption between Walsall and Birmingham following tree fall

Press releases   •   Apr 13, 2020 05:20 BST

Major disruption to train services between Walsall and Birmingham is expected on Easter Monday following damage to overhead power lines near Bescot Stadium.

Coronavirus: West Midlands Railway reminds passengers to make only essential journeys this Easter as engineering works commence

Coronavirus: West Midlands Railway reminds passengers to make only essential journeys this Easter as engineering works commence

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2020 15:00 BST

West Midlands Railway is reminding passengers that only essential journeys are permitted this Easter weekend as coronavirus travel restrictions continue.

Coronavirus: West Midlands Railway makes season ticket refunds easier

Coronavirus: West Midlands Railway makes season ticket refunds easier

Press releases   •   Apr 07, 2020 10:10 BST

West Midlands Railway is encouraging customers unable to travel due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions to claim their season ticket refunds online.

Coronavirus: West Midlands Railway confirms rail replacement for Hereford-Worcester passengers

Coronavirus: West Midlands Railway confirms rail replacement for Hereford-Worcester passengers

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2020 17:00 BST

West Midlands Railway has confirmed rail replacement buses will be in operation at all stations between Hereford and Worcester when its new timetable begins on Monday.

Coronavirus: West Midlands Railway to issue updated timetable

Coronavirus: West Midlands Railway to issue updated timetable

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2020 10:00 BST

​West Midlands Railway will begin running to a new timetable from Monday 6 April as part of the rail industry’s commitment to operate regular train services during the coronavirus outbreak.

West Midlands Railway celebrates essential front-line rail workers

West Midlands Railway celebrates essential front-line rail workers

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2020 08:00 BST

​Managers at West Midlands Railway have paid tribute to the dedication of hundreds of front-line rail workers who are keeping the region moving.

West Midlands Railway urges customers to ditch cash to fight coronavirus

West Midlands Railway urges customers to ditch cash to fight coronavirus

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2020 12:00 GMT

West Midlands Railway is urging customers making essential journeys to purchase their travel online, using contactless cards or via mobile phone payments.

Rail disruption between Birmingham and Wolverhampton following police incident

Rail disruption between Birmingham and Wolverhampton following police incident

Press releases   •   Mar 24, 2020 16:51 GMT

Passengers making essential journeys between Birmingham and Wolverhampton are being warned of disruption this evening following a police incident.

New train timetable: West Midlands Railway responds to customer feedback

New train timetable: West Midlands Railway responds to customer feedback

Press releases   •   Mar 23, 2020 16:00 GMT

West Midlands Railway will add more carriages to its busiest services from tomorrow (Tue 24 Mar) following the introduction of a new reduced timetable.

West Midlands Railway lifts restrictions to help pensioners and disabled access essential supplies as revised timetable begins

West Midlands Railway lifts restrictions to help pensioners and disabled access essential supplies as revised timetable begins

Press releases   •   Mar 23, 2020 06:00 GMT

​Pensioners and disabled passengers who are members of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme can now use their local train service for free before 9.30am after West Midlands Railway lifted ticket restrictions.

West Midlands Railway to operate revised timetable from Monday 23 March

West Midlands Railway to operate revised timetable from Monday 23 March

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2020 07:00 GMT

​West Midlands Railway is to introduce a new timetable next week to keep essential workers moving. The timetable reflects the fall in demand for rail travel due to coronavirus and builds resilience as more rail workers begin self-isolating.

Boost for Birmingham rail users as first passenger train in 80 years runs on Camp Hill line

Boost for Birmingham rail users as first passenger train in 80 years runs on Camp Hill line

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2020 11:27 GMT

The reopening of a former railway line in south Birmingham has moved a step closer after a local passenger train travelled the route for the first time in nearly 80 years.

Cross City Line prepares to reopen between Lichfield and Birmingham

Cross City Line prepares to reopen between Lichfield and Birmingham

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2020 14:46 GMT

Passengers using the north end of Birmingham's Cross City Line are being warned that disruption may affect the evening peak following damage caused by a fallen tree.