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Half price train tickets for 'Tyseley at 50' visitors

Half price train tickets for 'Tyseley at 50' visitors

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 11:04 BST

Railway enthusiasts heading to the ‘Tyseley at 50’ weekend can enjoy half price rail travel on West Midlands Railway services to and from the event. On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, Vintage Trains will be opening the doors of their restoration depot at Tyseley for the 50th year in a row.

Poetry for passengers at Kenilworth station café

Poetry for passengers at Kenilworth station café

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 10:10 BST

Passengers travelling through Kenilworth station can enjoy some poetry in the station’s community cafe over the next three weeks. Matt Black, who is from nearby Leamington Spa, will be visiting the station at various times to entertain customers. He will be performing until the start of Kenilworth Arts Festival on Thursday 20 September.

Station adopters celebrate 100 years of women’s rights at Widney Manor

Station adopters celebrate 100 years of women’s rights at Widney Manor

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2018 13:13 BST

Station adopters at Widney Manor are celebrating the centenary of the Suffragette movement with a themed display on the station platform. The group, who are all members of Soroptimist International Solihull & District Club, have created new planters with flowers and foliage in Suffragette colours, purple, white and green

Smethwick Rolfe Street to feature in Heritage Open Days line up

Smethwick Rolfe Street to feature in Heritage Open Days line up

Press releases   •   Sep 10, 2018 15:57 BST

Smethwick Rolfe Street station will be welcoming visitors this weekend as part of this year’s Heritage Opens Days. West Midlands Railway operates the station, and will be marking the occasion between 1000 and 1600 on Saturday 15 September.

Disruption to trains on all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill this evening

Disruption to trains on all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill this evening

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2018 16:15 BST

There will be disruption to trains on all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill this evening. This is due to a number of issues on the route today.

Free travel for aspiring artists in Chelmsley Wood

Free travel for aspiring artists in Chelmsley Wood

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2018 14:20 BST

West Midlands Trains is supporting a group of aspiring artists from Chelmsley Wood, as they complete an exciting summer school programme in the city. The train operator is providing free travel for a group of young people between Marston Green and Birmingham New Street on Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th September.

Seats of Inspiration to arrive at Nuneaton

Seats of Inspiration to arrive at Nuneaton

Press releases   •   Sep 05, 2018 09:18 BST

Benches at Nuneaton station are due a colourful transformation later this month as part of a project run by local art group, Art Alert. The collective, which has used space at the station for exhibitions since 2017, is dedicated to getting local people involved in arts and crafts.

West Midlands Railway sponsors The Albion Foundation

West Midlands Railway sponsors The Albion Foundation

Press releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 10:02 BST

The Albion Foundation's Education Department will go in to the next academic year full steam ahead, thanks to a sponsorship deal with West Midlands Railway. The train operator will be sponsoring Albion's charity arm, with a particular focus on education in the local community.

Northamptonshire artist celebrates the freedom of train travel in 'No Boundaries' exhibition

Northamptonshire artist celebrates the freedom of train travel in 'No Boundaries' exhibition

Press releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 12:13 BST

An aspiring artist from Norton, near Long Buckby, is featuring in a unique exhibition celebrating the freedom of train travel for those facing a range of accessibility challenges. Emma Johns is one of a group of artists who have produced pieces for the National Rail 'No Boundaries' display.

Railway reopens after successful bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

Railway reopens after successful bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

Press releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 10:48 BST

London Euston station reopened today (Tuesday 28 August) after the second stage of work to replace North Wembley junction was completed. The railway between Birmingham International and Rugby has also reopened following work over the bank holiday weekend.

Extra train services for Godiva Festival visitors this weekend

Extra train services for Godiva Festival visitors this weekend

Press releases   •   Aug 27, 2018 10:00 BST

West Midlands Railway is providing extra services for rail passengers travelling to Coventry for this year’s Godiva Festival. The free music and arts event, which takes place between Friday 31 August and Sunday 2 September, is expected to attract thousands of people to Coventry’s War Memorial Park.

West Midlands passengers urged to plan ahead as upgrade work means no trains between Birmingham International and Rugby this bank holiday

West Midlands passengers urged to plan ahead as upgrade work means no trains between Birmingham International and Rugby this bank holiday

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2018 12:30 BST

Train customers in the West Midlands are being urged to check before they travel as upgrade work will affect rail travel between Birmingham International, Coventry and Rugby this weekend (25-27 August). Buses will replace trains between Birmingham International, Coventry and Rugby from Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August.

Local Mayor visits Bedworth station to support the work of station adopters

Local Mayor visits Bedworth station to support the work of station adopters

News   •   Aug 23, 2018 10:41 BST

Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Chris Watkins and Lady Mayoress, Collette Watkins have visited Bedworth station to meet local volunteers who work to improve the experience for rail passengers. Station adopter Stuart Anderson and his team gave a tour of the station to show off their work and share their plans for the future.

Improving opportunities for social change: West Midlands Trains and the School for Social Entrepreneurs enter new partnership

Improving opportunities for social change: West Midlands Trains and the School for Social Entrepreneurs enter new partnership

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2018 13:01 BST

West Midlands Trains and the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) have announced a new partnership, to help encourage the growth of social enterprises in the region.

Cross City line south reopens after tree removal and embankment repairs

Cross City line south reopens after tree removal and embankment repairs

Press releases   •   Aug 15, 2018 22:13 BST

The Cross City line between Birmingham New Street, Longbridge, Redditch and Bromsgrove has fully reopened, with train services due to resume early on Thursday (16th August).

Cross City south to remain closed while trees and embankment are made safe

Cross City south to remain closed while trees and embankment are made safe

Press releases   •   Aug 15, 2018 13:11 BST

The Cross City line between Birmingham New Street, Longbridge, Redditch and Bromsgrove will remain closed until further notice while engineers remove trees and make safe an embankment. In the last 24 hours, two trees have fallen onto the line, badly damaging overhead power lines, and a section of the embankment, north of University station, has become unstable.

Cross City south services disrupted until at least 1200 today

Cross City south services disrupted until at least 1200 today

Press releases   •   Aug 15, 2018 06:10 BST

Trains on the Cross City line between Birmingham New Street and Redditch / Bromsgrove are expected to be disrupted until at least 1200 today (15 Aug). This is due to a number of fallen trees on the line near University and Five Ways stations and damage to the embankment.

Cross City south services disrupted until the end of today

Cross City south services disrupted until the end of today

Press releases   •   Aug 14, 2018 15:32 BST

Trains on the Cross City line between Birmingham New Street and Redditch / Bromsgrove are expected to be disrupted until the end of today (14 Aug) due to a fallen tree on the line near University station.

West Midlands Railway launches Bromsgrove personal travel planning pilot

West Midlands Railway launches Bromsgrove personal travel planning pilot

Press releases   •   Aug 14, 2018 08:57 BST

West Midlands Railway has launched a personal travel planning pilot scheme in Bromsgrove, aimed at helping passengers make the most of the new services on offer. For the next few weeks, trained advisers will be available at Bromsgrove station and on Cross City line trains to and from Birmingham New Street.

West Midlands Trains on board at annual Fillongley Show

West Midlands Trains on board at annual Fillongley Show

Press releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 10:42 BST

Visitors to this year's Fillongley Show will have the chance to win free rail travel. The agricultural community has partnered with West Midlands Trains to stage the event, which takes place at Fillongley Showground on Sunday 12 August.