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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.

Trains will run as normal as new footbridge is installed between Telford station and town centre.

Trains will run as normal as new footbridge is installed between Telford station and town centre.

Press releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 11:00 BST

Trains will run as normal this weekend, as the first section of the new footbridge connecting Telford railway station to the town centre is lifted into place. Work will be taking place between midnight on Saturday (30 June) and 08.30 on Sunday (1 July).

Stakeholders sit down and relax with West Midlands Trains

Stakeholders sit down and relax with West Midlands Trains

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 10:33 BST

​West Midlands Trains has given Rail User Groups a sneak preview of the seating being developed for a brand new fleet of trains.

Do not travel – floods making railways impassable

Do not travel – floods making railways impassable

Press releases   •   May 27, 2018 20:16 BST

Local train operators are advising passengers not to travel this evening. Flooding across the West Midlands has made many rail lines impassable.

Wembley-bound football fans urged to plan their journeys this bank holiday

Wembley-bound football fans urged to plan their journeys this bank holiday

Press releases   •   May 25, 2018 13:22 BST

Aston Villa, Shrewsbury Town and Coventry City fans heading to Wembley this weekend are being urged to plan ahead and check before they travel if travelling to London by train.

 First electric train travels between Birmingham and Bromsgrove

First electric train travels between Birmingham and Bromsgrove

Press releases   •   May 21, 2018 13:13 BST

​The first ever electric train has travelled between Birmingham and Bromsgrove.

Extra services on the way for the Chase Line

Extra services on the way for the Chase Line

Press releases   •   May 11, 2018 12:44 BST

Train users will be able to enjoy increased services on the Chase Line later this month, following investment from West Midlands Railway.

Subway closure signals final preparations for full station works

Subway closure signals final preparations for full station works

Press releases   •   May 10, 2018 16:14 BST

​From Sunday 20 May, 2018, the pedestrian subway at Wolverhampton Railway Station will be closed until summer 2019, as part of plans to develop a new station building.

Kenilworth station to open on Monday

Kenilworth station to open on Monday

Press releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 16:28 BST

​Kenilworth will get its first train service since the mid-1960s on Monday (30 April) , when its new station opens its doors.

West Midlands Railway lights up the region

West Midlands Railway lights up the region

Press releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 13:13 BST

West Midlands Railway (WMR) has lit up famous landmarks across the Midlands in its distinctive orange to further showcase its commitment to transforming rail travel across the region.

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 15:09 BST

​London Northwestern Railway is providing an additional Sunday service for customers travelling to the London Marathon this weekend.

West Midlands Trains to play central role at 2022 Games

West Midlands Trains to play central role at 2022 Games

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2018 13:31 BST

​As the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast comes to a close, West Midlands Trains has further pledged its support to make the Birmingham spectacle in 2022 a success.

Wolverhampton joins West Midlands Railway family

Wolverhampton joins West Midlands Railway family

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2018 16:51 BST

West Midlands Railway has taken charge of Wolverhampton station, replacing previous operator, Virgin Trains.

Birmingham International Dance Festival announces the full festival line-up, plus new partnerships and commissions

Birmingham International Dance Festival announces the full festival line-up, plus new partnerships and commissions

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2018 17:16 BST

​Award-winning Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF) reveals the programme for its sixth festival in 1 – 24 June 2018.

West Midlands Trains to give jobseekers a helping hand

West Midlands Trains to give jobseekers a helping hand

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 13:32 BST

West Midlands Trains has welcomed efforts by the UK rail industry to encourage jobseekers to participate in schemes allowing discounted travel to and from interviews and work. The train operator also says it has more plans in the pipeline to help those seeking employment.

Disruption to services operating between Hereford and Ledbury

Disruption to services operating between Hereford and Ledbury

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2018 16:44 GMT

Network Rail is investigating an issue with the track between Hereford and Ledbury. Trains can continue to run between Birmingham and Ledbury but there will also be some cancellations and delays between Worcester and Ledbury.

Travel early to avoid disruption tonight

Travel early to avoid disruption tonight

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 12:30 GMT

London Northwestern Railway (LNR) and West Midlands Railway (WMR) are advising passengers to travel early to avoid delays. Ticket restrictions have been lifted to help travel early. Severe weather is affecting all LNR and WMR routes. The train companies say passengers can expect disruption and cancellations for the remainder of the day.

Snow Update: West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Snow Update: West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 06:02 GMT

Customers encouraged to check before they travel with reduced services on Birmingham's Cross City Line, to and from Worcester and Hereford, and between St Albans and Watford.

West Midlands Trains supports Year of Engineering

West Midlands Trains supports Year of Engineering

Press releases   •   Jan 15, 2018 10:50 GMT

West Midlands Trains is getting behind a government drive to encourage more young people to get into engineering. The engineering industry estimates it will need 186,000 skilled recruits each year to 2024. The company is investing £70 million in train maintenance facilities. The extra facilities will be needed to support £700 million worth of new trains on order for the two networks.