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Rail routes affected by Storm Dennis

Rail routes affected by Storm Dennis

Press releases   •   Feb 16, 2020 10:05 GMT

Flooding is affecting several rail routes around the West Midlands. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising passengers to check before strating their journeys as rising water levels continues to block lines.

Passengers urged to check journeys this weekend as Storm Dennis arrives

Passengers urged to check journeys this weekend as Storm Dennis arrives

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2020 13:30 GMT

Passengers travelling on West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway this weekend are being urged to check their journeys with Storm Dennis expected to bring high winds to the UK.

West Midlands Railway announces online ticket sale as improvement plan launches

West Midlands Railway announces online ticket sale as improvement plan launches

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2020 10:17 GMT

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway customers can secure a 20% discount on their travel this half-term as the operators roll out plans to improve performance.

Storm Ciara: Passengers advised not to travel

Storm Ciara: Passengers advised not to travel

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2020 14:49 GMT

Following a number of storm-related incidents across the network, West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising passengers not to travel today.

West Midlands Trains to invest an additional £20m into rail network

West Midlands Trains to invest an additional £20m into rail network

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2020 11:55 GMT

West Midlands Trains will invest an additional £20m into the railway network following a period of poor performance in 2019.

Passengers warned of Sunday travel disruption due to Storm Ciara

Passengers warned of Sunday travel disruption due to Storm Ciara

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2020 13:39 GMT

Passengers using West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services on Sunday are being warned of travel disruption with Storm Ciara expected to bring winds of up to 80mph.

Proposed state-of-the art train depot to bring over 100 new jobs to West Midlands

Proposed state-of-the art train depot to bring over 100 new jobs to West Midlands

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2020 09:30 GMT

​West Midlands Trains has released plans to build a clean, modern, state-of-the-art train depot. The proposed development is part of the company's £1 billion investment programme and will create more than 100 brand new jobs in the Sandwell area.

More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements

More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2020 09:50 GMT

​West Midlands Trains (WMT) passengers will receive a 10 per cent discount on their travel this summer as compensation for recent poor performance, new managing director Julian Edwards has announced.

Considerate Behaviour campaign launched on Birmingham's Cross City Line

Considerate Behaviour campaign launched on Birmingham's Cross City Line

Press releases   •   Jan 22, 2020 09:30 GMT

​Passengers on Birmingham’s busiest commuter train line are being urged to work together to improve the travelling experience as part of a new campaign by West Midlands Railway.

Police appeal after railway staff assaulted at Bournville

Police appeal after railway staff assaulted at Bournville

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2020 10:28 GMT

British Transport Police has released CCTV images after members of West Midlands Railway staff were attacked at Bournville station in Birmingham.

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2020 15:00 GMT

Julian Edwards has been named as the new managing director of West Midlands Trains (WMT). Julian has been a director of WMT since 2017 – and more recently the MD of East Midlands Railway during the successful mobilisation and launch of the new franchise. The current MD of West Midlands Trains, Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, will work alongside Julian until Easter to ensure a smooth transition.

Rowley Regis tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

Rowley Regis tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

Press releases   •   Jan 09, 2020 13:02 GMT

​An historic railway tunnel in the West Midlands is being made more reliable for passengers this month. Two million pounds is being invested in Old Hill tunnel in Rowley Regis as part of Britain’s multi-billion-pound Railway Upgrade Plan.

Lift improvement works at Smethwick Galton Bridge

Lift improvement works at Smethwick Galton Bridge

Press releases   •   Jan 07, 2020 10:00 GMT

​Passengers using Smethwick Galton Bridge station are being advised that some lifts at the station will be temporarily out of use from tomorrow (Wed 8 Jan) for improvement works.

Compensation for  West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Compensation for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Press releases   •   Dec 27, 2019 10:01 GMT

​Season ticket holders on West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services will not have to pay the upcoming national fares rise, the company has confirmed.

West Midlands Trains statement in response to Mayor Andy Street

West Midlands Trains statement in response to Mayor Andy Street

Press releases   •   Dec 23, 2019 09:47 GMT

Following a statement issued by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street statement today (23 December 2019) concerning train performance, West Midlands Trains has issued a response.

Passengers offered first glimpse of new West Midlands Railway train fleet

Passengers offered first glimpse of new West Midlands Railway train fleet

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2019 06:00 GMT

​Passengers in the West Midlands have been offered a first glimpse of the new, state-of-the-art trains which will arrive in the region next year after on-track testing began.

First phase of new Wolverhampton Station nearing completion

First phase of new Wolverhampton Station nearing completion

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2019 15:00 GMT

​A date for the opening to the public of phase 1 of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station will be announced next month (January) as construction nears completion.

Passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new West Midlands Railway timetable

Passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new West Midlands Railway timetable

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2019 09:45 GMT

Rail passengers in the West Midlands are being advised to check their journeys before they travel when a new railway timetable is introduced this weekend.

West Midlands Trains to run amended timetable this Saturday

West Midlands Trains to run amended timetable this Saturday

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2019 12:39 GMT

​An amended timetable will be in place across the London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway networks on Saturday. Passengers are advised to check before they travel.

West Midlands Trains reaches agreement with RMT union

West Midlands Trains reaches agreement with RMT union

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2019 18:28 GMT

West Midlands Trains and the RMT have formulated a settlement agreement covering the role of conductors on the new trains. This will now be subject to a workforce referendum. In the mean time, the remaining strikes have been suspended. However the agreement has come too late to withdraw Saturday’s amended timetable . Passengers are being advised to check before they travel on Saturday