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Birmingham International Dance Festival announces the full festival line-up, plus new partnerships and commissions
Press releases • Mar 28, 2018 17:16 BST
Award-winning Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF) reveals the programme for its sixth festival in 1 – 24 June 2018.
Press releases • Mar 26, 2018 13:32 BST
West Midlands Trains has welcomed efforts by the UK rail industry to encourage jobseekers to participate in schemes allowing discounted travel to and from interviews and work. The train operator also says it has more plans in the pipeline to help those seeking employment.
Press releases • Mar 22, 2018 16:44 GMT
Network Rail is investigating an issue with the track between Hereford and Ledbury. Trains can continue to run between Birmingham and Ledbury but there will also be some cancellations and delays between Worcester and Ledbury.
Press releases • Mar 19, 2018 07:49 GMT
Following damage to the overhead line equipment near Sutton Coldfield, there will be no trains between Lichfield/Four Oaks and Birmingham New Street until further notice. Alternative road transport is being provided between Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield; rail tickets are being accepted on National Express West Midlands buses between Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham city centre.
Press releases • Mar 02, 2018 12:30 GMT
London Northwestern Railway (LNR) and West Midlands Railway (WMR) are advising passengers to travel early to avoid delays. Ticket restrictions have been lifted to help travel early. Severe weather is affecting all LNR and WMR routes. The train companies say passengers can expect disruption and cancellations for the remainder of the day.
Press releases • Mar 02, 2018 06:02 GMT
Customers encouraged to check before they travel with reduced services on Birmingham's Cross City Line, to and from Worcester and Hereford, and between St Albans and Watford.
Press releases • Jan 15, 2018 10:50 GMT
West Midlands Trains is getting behind a government drive to encourage more young people to get into engineering. The engineering industry estimates it will need 186,000 skilled recruits each year to 2024. The company is investing £70 million in train maintenance facilities. The extra facilities will be needed to support £700 million worth of new trains on order for the two networks.
Press releases • Jan 03, 2018 09:06 GMT
The railway between London Euston and the northwest has reopened on time after a successful programme of upgrades over Christmas and the New Year. As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, work was carried out from London to Lancaster and across the West Midlands as tracks were renewed, signals were upgraded and whole bridges replaced over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and into the New Year.
Press releases • Dec 21, 2017 09:33 GMT
West Midlands Trains has pledged its support to making the Birmingham Commonwealth Games the ‘best ever’. Almost £1 billion being invested in rail services before the games.
Press releases • Dec 18, 2017 09:27 GMT
Local train operator, West Midlands Railway, is advising passengers to check before they travel over the Christmas and New Year period. Track upgrade work and different travel patterns means changes to timetables over the festive period. However this year train operators are reminding commuters that some timetable changes will still be in effect after the holidays on January 2.
Press releases • Dec 12, 2017 14:59 GMT
Train customers in the West Midlands are being urged to plan journeys in advance and allow extra time over the festive period while work takes place to make the railway more reliable.
Press releases • Dec 12, 2017 14:25 GMT
Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today finalised their deal with Bombardier Trains and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to manufacture 107 new trains for the new West Midlands franchise, which commenced this Sunday. The financing is being led by Corelink Rail Infrastructure, a joint venture between Infracapital and Deutsche Asset Management.
Press releases • Dec 11, 2017 17:21 GMT
Today marks the start of the £1 billion investment into the West Midlands franchise network by West Midlands Trains (WMT), a joint venture between Abellio, JR East and Mitsui.
Press releases • Dec 10, 2017 19:01 GMT
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to check before they travel on Monday ( 11 December). Both operators plan to run as full a service as possible. However further snow falls and freezing temperatures overnight may make road access to stations and depots difficult.
Press releases • Dec 10, 2017 10:37 GMT
Local train operators are advising passengers not to travel this Sunday. London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are attempting to run as many trains as possible. However poor road conditions are preventing key staff from getting to work. This will lead to a significant amount of delays and cancellations throughout the day.
News • Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT
Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has today been appointed as Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, which will take over the next West Midlands franchise on 10 December. He joins from Merseyrail where he has been MD since 2015.