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Rail strike this weekend – Passengers advised to plan ahead

Rail strike this weekend – Passengers advised to plan ahead

Press releases   •   Dec 03, 2019 12:05 GMT

With another rail strike currently expected this Saturday, 7 December, train companies are warning passengers to plan ahead. As the run up to Christmas attracts more people onto the network, London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are concerned that less frequent rail users may not be aware of the industrial action.

New rail timetable to create more reliable Chase Line service

New rail timetable to create more reliable Chase Line service

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 10:50 GMT

​Passengers using the Chase Line between Rugeley and Birmingham will benefit from a more reliable service when the new West Midlands Railway timetable comes into effect later this month.

New rail timetable to bring more reliable service to Coventry and Warwickshire

New rail timetable to bring more reliable service to Coventry and Warwickshire

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 10:25 GMT

​Passengers in Coventry and Warwickshire will benefit from a more reliable rail service when the new West Midlands Railway timetable comes into force later this month.

New rail timetable to benefit passengers in Birmingham

New rail timetable to benefit passengers in Birmingham

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 10:15 GMT

Passengers in Birmingham will benefit from a more reliable rail service when the new West Midlands Railway timetable comes into effect later this month.

​Extra Compensation for London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway Customers

​Extra Compensation for London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway Customers

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 18:00 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway will provide additional compensation to its customers following a drop in train performance since May. West Midlands Trains is in discussions on the best form of compensation and the best way to give this to its customers.

Reduced train services due to industrial action

Reduced train services due to industrial action

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 09:30 GMT

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are warning of a reduced train service this Saturday, 30 November. Passengers are being reminded to check their journeys due to planned industrial action by members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT). Travel between Northampton and Euston is expected to be very badly affected.

Trains run despite second day of industrial action

Trains run despite second day of industrial action

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2019 14:51 GMT

Trains have been running across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks despite a second day of disruptive industrial action by members of the RMT union.

Passengers reminded to check travel ahead of industrial action

Passengers reminded to check travel ahead of industrial action

Press releases   •   Nov 21, 2019 10:10 GMT

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway passengers planning to travel on Saturday 23 November are being reminded to check their journeys.

Regular train service across West Midlands despite industrial action

Regular train service across West Midlands despite industrial action

Press releases   •   Nov 16, 2019 13:48 GMT

A regular train service has been running across the West Midlands Railway network today despite disruptive industrial action by members of the RMT union.

Community Rail Partnership launched for Worcestershire

Community Rail Partnership launched for Worcestershire

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2019 12:45 GMT

Rail users in Worcestershire are being encouraged to get involved with their local railway through a new Community Rail Partnership (CRP) for the county.

Flooding: Rail passengers in West Midlands urged to check journeys

Flooding: Rail passengers in West Midlands urged to check journeys

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 15:28 GMT

Commuters in the West Midlands are being urged to check their journeys ahead of the evening peak as parts of the network are experiencing flooding.

Travel Advice ahead of industrial action on Saturday

Travel Advice ahead of industrial action on Saturday

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 09:47 GMT

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway have released plans to run a reduced timetable this Saturday due to industrial action by members of the RMT union.

Industrial Action by RMT union - Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Action by RMT union - Frequently Asked Questions

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 09:32 GMT

The following Q&A relates to the announcement by the RMT union that it has instructed its members to take industrial action on Saturdays in November and December 2019.

WMT statement: Industrial action by RMT union

WMT statement: Industrial action by RMT union

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 12:09 GMT

West Midlands Trains has issued a statement following confirmation of industrial action by the RMT union this Saturday (16 November 2019)

Additional carriages in service between Birmingham and Worcester / Hereford

Additional carriages in service between Birmingham and Worcester / Hereford

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2019 16:12 GMT

​Passengers travelling between Birmingham and Worcester are noticing extra capacity on the route after West Midlands Railway took delivery of additional carriages.

Designs for revamped Perry Barr station unveiled

Designs for revamped Perry Barr station unveiled

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2019 17:00 GMT

​Images showing how the outdated Perry Barr railway station in Birmingham will be transformed as part of the wider regeneration of the area have been released.

Passengers urged to plan travel for Birmingham Christmas Market

Passengers urged to plan travel for Birmingham Christmas Market

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2019 11:45 GMT

Birmingham’s famous Frankfurt Christmas market opens this week and passengers travelling by train are being advised to plan ahead allow extra time for their journeys.

West Midlands Trains statement

West Midlands Trains statement

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2019 18:38 GMT

West Midlands Trains has issued a statement following the outcome of a ballot for industrial action held by members of the RMT union.

Rail disruption: West Midlands Trains statement

Rail disruption: West Midlands Trains statement

Press releases   •   Oct 29, 2019 16:08 GMT

Statement from West Midlands Trains following recent service delays and cancellations.

West Midlands Railway supporting veterans this Remembrance Day

West Midlands Railway supporting veterans this Remembrance Day

Press releases   •   Oct 28, 2019 09:30 GMT

Rail operator West Midlands Railway is playing its part in the upcoming Remembrance Day commemorations by offering free or discounted travel to poppy collectors, armed forces personnel and veterans.