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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.

West Midlands Railway staff run for organ donation

West Midlands Railway staff run for organ donation

News   •   Aug 06, 2018 11:45 BST

West Midlands Railway staff have joined transplant recipients, donors and other supporters to run in celebration of organ donation. The 3k and 5k Donor Runs took place on Saturday 4 August as part of this years' British Transplant Games.

More over 65s are encouraged to ‘Ask-Annie’ for help planning their journeys

More over 65s are encouraged to ‘Ask-Annie’ for help planning their journeys

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 09:10 BST

Volunteers over the age of 65 are being encouraged to sign-up to a trial of a new personalised travel assistant, provided by West Midlands Trains and Viaqqio. Ask-Annie is a journey planning service aimed specifically the over 65s, providing tailored itineraries across all modes of public transport.

Up to three extra trains per hour for Bromsgrove

Up to three extra trains per hour for Bromsgrove

Press releases   •   Jul 26, 2018 15:05 BST

Commuters at Bromsgrove station will have up to three additional trains per hour to Birmingham from next week, as electrification work on the line is completed. From Sunday 29 July, West Midlands Railway services on the Cross City line that currently start and terminate at Longbridge will operate to and from Bromsgrove.

​Kenilworth station officially opened

​Kenilworth station officially opened

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2018 15:08 BST

A plaque to mark the official opening of Kenilworth Station was officially unveiled today by the Secretary of State for Transport, the Right Honourable Chris Grayling MP. Mr Grayling was joined by the MP for Kenilworth and Southam, Rt Hon Jeremy Wright and Cllr Peter Butlin and Monica Fogarty from Warwickshire County Council.

West Midlands Railway to provide free train travel to competitors at this year's British Transplant Games

West Midlands Railway to provide free train travel to competitors at this year's British Transplant Games

Press releases   •   Jul 11, 2018 09:51 BST

West Midlands Railway is offering free train travel between Birmingham New Street and University stations to over 2,500 competitors at this year’s British Transplant Games. The annual event is taking place from Thursday 2 until Sunday 5 August across Birmingham. Transplant recipients of all ages will participate in a variety of sports, to celebrate the life-changing impact of organ donation..

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 15:43 BST

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has today made an important announcement regarding the December 2018 timetable change. The rail industry has reviewed its plans for the winter timetable following disruption in parts of the country after the May timetable change and will make fewer changes to ensure people get a more reliable service

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2018 07:32 BST

Transport providers, businesses, local authorities and local communities have come together at a first-of-its-kind event held by West Midlands Trains. The inaugural Transport Integration Forum is a unique opportunity to explore ways to improve connectivity and travel integration issues across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks.

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 17:25 BST

The hard work and dedication of station adopters has been recognised by West Midlands Trains, on a day out on the Severn Valley Railway. On Thursday 28 June, 85 volunteers enjoyed a return journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth as thank you for their efforts in brightening up stations across the rail network.

The city shines as Birmingham International Dance Festival  gets everyone dancing

The city shines as Birmingham International Dance Festival gets everyone dancing

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 09:11 BST

From 1 – 24 June the sixth edition of Birmingham International Dance Festival 2018 (BIDF 2018) has seen the sun shine and the city dance! Audiences were treated to an amazing 205 performances by 338 artists in venues, streets and parks across the city.

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 10:00 BST

West Midlands Trains has been announced as Lichfield Festival’s new Principal Partner for 2018. The company’s support is a vital boost to the Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival which brings world-class music, arts and entertainment to the city each July.