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RoSPA Gold Award for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

RoSPA Gold Award for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 14:50 BST

A Gold Award for health and safety practices has been presented to West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway. The train operators have been recognised for an ongoing commitment to ensuring that staff, customers and contractors get home safely at the end of every day.

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Press releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 15:30 BST

​A report out today (11 April) has revealed that a hidden army of 8,500 ‘community rail’ volunteers give nearly 400,000 hours a year to bring local railway lines and stations back into the heart of their communities – promoting sustainable travel, empowering communities, and benefitting health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

Jess Phillips MP welcomes scheme to improve access at Stechford station

Jess Phillips MP welcomes scheme to improve access at Stechford station

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 14:25 BST

Stechford station in Birmingham is being fitted with new lifts, ramps and a footbridge to make it more accessible for West Midlands Railway passengers. Jess Phillips MP visited the site on Friday 5 April to see the progress on the £3.9m project so far.

​More railway stations across the West Midlands to become accessible for all

​More railway stations across the West Midlands to become accessible for all

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 14:56 BST

Three stations operated by West Midlands Railway will benefit from funding to introduce vital upgrades to provide step free access to all platforms. Smethwick Rolfe Street, Wellington and Worcester Shrub Hill have all been chosen to benefit from Department for Transport (DfT) ‘Access for All’ programme funding.

Hagley Art Club brings a splash of colour to local railway station

Hagley Art Club brings a splash of colour to local railway station

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 11:55 BST

The platforms and waiting areas at Hagley station have been brightened up by a local art group. A set of ten original pieces created by Hagley Art Club, are featuring in a new 'On Platform Art Exhibition' - the first of a number planned for railway stations across the West Midlands.

Passenger security roadshow calls at Wolverhampton

Passenger security roadshow calls at Wolverhampton

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 16:18 BST

​Commuters at Wolverhampton railway station have been reminded about a range of security measures in place to keep passengers and belongings safe on the railway. Over 200 people passing through the station last week attended special passenger security awareness events, which took place during morning and evening peak times on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March.

Edible tickets now available for West Midlands Railway passengers

Edible tickets now available for West Midlands Railway passengers

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2019 07:05 BST

West Midlands Railway passengers can now purchase new environmentally friendly train tickets from their local station. Passengers can opt for edible 'Tasty Tickets' in a variety of flavours, including Salt and Vinegar, Strawberry, Vanilla or Beef and Mustard.

Passengers advised to check before they travel between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon this afternoon

Passengers advised to check before they travel between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon this afternoon

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 15:21 GMT

West Midlands Railway passengers are being advised to check their train times on the Snow Hill lines this afternoon (22 March), following a bridge strike near Yardley Wood. A lorry struck the railway bridge on Robin Hood Lane around midday today, and the line has been closed for an inspection to take place.

Evening rail services to boost region’s night time economy

Evening rail services to boost region’s night time economy

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 16:51 GMT

Workers, sports fans, concert goers, theatre buffs and shoppers will all benefit from later evening services when West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway introduce new timetables this May. More frequent evening services and later last trains are part of a range of service improvements being introduced by the train operators.

Wolverhampton's new railway station phase one steel frame close to completion

Wolverhampton's new railway station phase one steel frame close to completion

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2019 13:55 GMT

The steel framework for phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building is close to completion. Contractors Galliford Try finished laying the foundations in February, following the demolition of the former British Transport Police building, and a small section of the current station building next to Platform one.

Full steam ahead on works to revamp Kidderminster station

Full steam ahead on works to revamp Kidderminster station

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2019 08:18 GMT

Significant progress has been made on the redevelopment of Kidderminster station, since work started earlier this year. So far, work has focussed on the forecourt at the front of the station, which is currently fenced off. Once this stage of the redevelopment is complete, it will revert to being used as a passenger drop off area and taxi rank.

​Mums travel for free this Mother’s Day

​Mums travel for free this Mother’s Day

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2019 12:30 GMT

West Midlands Railway is offering an exclusive treat for mums, with free travel this Mother’s Day (31 March). The train operator is offering a special ‘Mums Go Free’ ticket, to give complimentary train travel to mums across the West Midlands rail network.

A final call – who are the region’s Cross City Heroes?

A final call – who are the region’s Cross City Heroes?

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2019 07:13 GMT

The countdown is on to nominate heroic groups from across the West Midlands to receive recognition at local Cross City line stations. With less than two weeks left for entries into the Cross City Heroes competition (nominations open until 31 March) – West Midlands Railway is calling for even more communities to highlight groups who have made a real difference in their area.

West Midlands Rail Executive reveals striking new images of a future “world class” Birmingham Moor Street station as part of once-in-a-generation transformation plan

West Midlands Rail Executive reveals striking new images of a future “world class” Birmingham Moor Street station as part of once-in-a-generation transformation plan

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 16:45 GMT

Striking new images of a radical yet respectful transformation of Birmingham Moor Street station have been revealed by West Midlands Rail Executive, as part of proposals for an ambitious redevelopment to create a station that’s fit for the future, linking seamlessly with Birmingham New Street and HS2 services at Curzon Street.

Passengers reminded of changes at Stratford-upon-Avon station as £1.5m revamp gets underway

Passengers reminded of changes at Stratford-upon-Avon station as £1.5m revamp gets underway

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2019 14:08 GMT

Passengers are being reminded that a £1.5m package of improvements is to ramp up at Stratford-upon-Avon station. From Monday 18 March, Network Rail, West Midlands Railway and Warwickshire County Council will increase work at the Warwickshire station to deliver a range of upgrades. These will include new waiting and seating areas, better retail facilities, accessible toilets, and cycle racks.

West Midlands Railway invites local business leaders to discuss May timetable improvements

West Midlands Railway invites local business leaders to discuss May timetable improvements

Press releases   •   Mar 14, 2019 09:05 GMT

West Midlands Railway is inviting local economic and business leaders to find out about new opportunities arising from a range of timetable improvements being introduced in May. The train operator is hosting a special Rail and Business Breakfast in Wolverhampton, on Wednesday 20 March, to outline a range a commercial opportunities arising from changes to train services this Spring.

The Salvation Army to receive railway staff uniforms

The Salvation Army to receive railway staff uniforms

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2019 09:11 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway staff from across the rail network are donating old uniforms to The Salvation Army. Staff working at stations, on trains and at depots across the local rail network have been getting involved in a project to hand over redundant items of clothing to the charity.

​ Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire to benefit from new services and faster journey times this May

​ Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire to benefit from new services and faster journey times this May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire will benefit from new services, quicker journey times, more carriages and enhanced timetables from May. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are introducing new timetables across their networks from 19 May, bringing improvements for passengers across the region.

​ Rail passengers in the West Midlands to benefit from timetable improvements this May

​ Rail passengers in the West Midlands to benefit from timetable improvements this May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Passengers across the West Midlands will benefit from extra services, and direct trains to a range of new destinations, when West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway introduce new timetables this May. The train operators are introducing a range of improvements, including new additional services, extra capacity and enhanced timetables across the region

​More seats and extra services for Shropshire rail passengers from May

​More seats and extra services for Shropshire rail passengers from May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Passengers across Shropshire will benefit for more seats and extra services when West Midlands Railway introduces its new timetable in May. The train operator is introducing a range of improvements this Spring, including additional services and extra carriages between Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street.