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Prizes up for grabs as teenagers in Worcestershire urged to keep off railway tracks

Prizes up for grabs as teenagers in Worcestershire urged to keep off railway tracks

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2020 09:30 BST

Teenagers in Worcestershire are being invited to get creative to help to warn others about the dangers of trespassing on the railway - and win prizes along the way.

West Midlands Railway issues travel advice as leisure industry restrictions ease

West Midlands Railway issues travel advice as leisure industry restrictions ease

Press releases   •   Jul 02, 2020 10:25 BST

​As parts of the hospitality sector reopen this weekend, West Midlands Railway is reminding passengers that trains are for necessary journeys only.

Thousands of extra seats as West Midlands Trains unveils expanded timetable

Thousands of extra seats as West Midlands Trains unveils expanded timetable

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2020 12:45 BST

​Rail operator West Midlands Trains is adding thousands of extra seats to its timetable from next week as demand for train travel continues to increase amid the easing of lockdown measures.

West Midlands Trains appoints new engineering director

West Midlands Trains appoints new engineering director

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2020 09:30 BST

​Rail operator West Midlands Trains has announced that Zena Dent has been appointed its new engineering director to oversee the implementation of two brand new train fleets as well as the maintenance of the existing fleet.

West Midlands Railway says ‘thank you’ as passengers don face coverings

West Midlands Railway says ‘thank you’ as passengers don face coverings

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2020 09:15 BST

​West Midlands Railway has thanked passengers in the region for their co-operation in consistently wearing face coverings on board since their use became mandatory on Monday.

New passenger lifts open at Lichfield Trent Valley station

New passenger lifts open at Lichfield Trent Valley station

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2020 11:10 BST

​Navigating the West Midlands railway network has been made easier for passengers with mobility needs after the important opening of new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station this week.

West Midlands Railway update: Face coverings become mandatory on public transport

West Midlands Railway update: Face coverings become mandatory on public transport

Press releases   •   Jun 15, 2020 06:00 BST

​Rail passengers in the West Midlands are being reminded they must wear a face covering when travelling on public transport from today (Monday 15 June).

West Midlands Railway urges passengers to be prepared as face coverings become mandatory on trains

West Midlands Railway urges passengers to be prepared as face coverings become mandatory on trains

Press releases   •   Jun 09, 2020 12:45 BST

​West Midlands Railway passengers are being urged to ‘travel prepared’ and bring a face covering with them when their use becomes mandatory from Monday.

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.