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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.

No trains between Lichfield and Birmingham New Street

No trains between Lichfield and Birmingham New Street

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2020 05:43 GMT

Due to a fallen tree damaging overhead power cables there is no train service between Lichfield Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street this morning.

West Coast Main Line: Major disruption at London Euston and Birmingham New Street

West Coast Main Line: Major disruption at London Euston and Birmingham New Street

Press releases   •   Mar 10, 2020 14:50 GMT

Passengers travelling on the West Coast Main Line between Birmingham New Street and London Euston are being warned to leave extra time for their journeys for the rest of the day due to ongoing signalling and power line problems.

Euston train service disruption Monday

Euston train service disruption Monday

Press releases   •   Mar 08, 2020 16:28 GMT

Train services to and from Euston will be disrupted on Monday as Network Rail engineers repair 10km of overhead power lines. More work tonight means there will be no services in or out of Euston after 2100 today ( Sunday).

Disruption to train services to and from Euston

Disruption to train services to and from Euston

Press releases   •   Mar 08, 2020 08:53 GMT

Train services to and from Euston will be severely disrupted today as Network Rail engineers work to repair hundreds of metres of damaged overhead power cables. No services will leave Euston after 2100 hours tonight ( Sunday) Disruption likely to affect Monday morning services.

Flybe collapse: Stranded passengers offered free travel on West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Flybe collapse: Stranded passengers offered free travel on West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 10:00 GMT

​Airline passengers left stranded following the collapse of Flybe are being offered free travel on West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services to help them get home.

Plans to open Black Country railway stations take another step forward

Plans to open Black Country railway stations take another step forward

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 14:00 GMT

Planning applications for two railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line have been handed in, marking another milestone on the project to restore passenger services to this part of the Black Country.

Shrewsbury Flooding: Services resuming as line reopens

Shrewsbury Flooding: Services resuming as line reopens

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 15:24 GMT

Services to Shrewsbury are being reinstated after Network Rail reopened the railway over the Severn Bridge viaduct.

West Midlands Railway invites customers to help improve services

West Midlands Railway invites customers to help improve services

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 10:00 GMT

West Midlands Railway passengers are being offered the chance to have their say on their train service by joining a series of dedicated online Customer Panels.

Shrewsbury Flooding: Passengers urged to check journeys before travelling

Shrewsbury Flooding: Passengers urged to check journeys before travelling

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2020 13:00 GMT

Because of the continued rising flood water underneath a viaduct near Shrewsbury station the line towards the West Midlands will remain closed.

Timetable changes bring improved reliability for West Midlands Railway

Timetable changes bring improved reliability for West Midlands Railway

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2020 12:15 GMT

A series of timetable changes to further improve the reliability of West Midlands Railway trains will come into effect next week, more than two months ahead of schedule, the operator has confirmed.

Major disruption to Euston train services

Major disruption to Euston train services

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2020 06:28 GMT

Due to substantial damage to points and track in the Euston area, there is major disruption to train services today. London Northwestern Railway services will be significantly reduced as a Network Rail works to repair the damage. There is currently no estimation on how long it will take to repair the track and signalling.

Storm Dennis update and advice to rail users

Storm Dennis update and advice to rail users

Press releases   •   Feb 16, 2020 17:00 GMT

​West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising passengers to check before they travel tomorrow morning as Storm Dennis continues to affect the rail network.