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Passengers advised to plan their journeys as Birmingham’s Christmas market signals start of busy festive period

Passengers advised to plan their journeys as Birmingham’s Christmas market signals start of busy festive period

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 09:27 GMT

Birmingham’s famous Frankfurt Christmas market opens this week and passengers travelling by train are advised to plan ahead allow extra time for their journeys. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising customers to prepare for trains and stations to be busier than usual, by allowing plenty of time and planning their journey options before heading out.

‘Stay off the railway’ warning as Walsall to Rugeley line is electrified

‘Stay off the railway’ warning as Walsall to Rugeley line is electrified

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 08:54 GMT

The overhead power lines on the railway between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley are now live as work continues to introduce electric trains on the route. Network Rail is electrifying the railway as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan to provide passengers with better, more reliable journeys

Train and theatre tickets for under £20 – West Midlands Railway partners with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Train and theatre tickets for under £20 – West Midlands Railway partners with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2018 10:07 GMT

West Midlands Railway and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are partnering on an initiative to offer train and theatre tickets for under £20. The new Rush Tickets will be available for shows in Stratford-upon-Avon, with a return ticket to Birmingham Snow Hill coming in at a combined price of under £20 per person.

Passengers encouraged to make small talk and help save lives on the railway

Passengers encouraged to make small talk and help save lives on the railway

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 08:30 GMT

Rail passengers are being encouraged to look out for those around them, in the latest Samaritan’s campaign to reduce suicide on the railway. Small Talk Saves Lives is a joint partnership between Network Rail, Samaritans, the British Transport Police and the wider rail industry, including train operators.

Open Day at Kidderminster reveals how the new station will look.

Open Day at Kidderminster reveals how the new station will look.

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2018 12:35 GMT

As part of an open day being held at Kidderminster Station today (Tuesday 6 November), a new artist's impression on how the station will look as been revealed by Worcestershire County Council and partners. The new image shows the improved forecourt and Comberton Hill layouts and also shows how the new glazed, station building will look once completed.

£1.7 million station refurbishment begins at Longbridge

£1.7 million station refurbishment begins at Longbridge

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 13:36 GMT

Rail passengers at Longbridge are being advised to allow more time and plan ahead, as work begins on the £1.7 million refurbishment programme at the station. Passengers will benefit from upgraded facilities, which are being delivered by Network Rail and funded by Birmingham City Council.

Kidderminster open day will showcase plans for station redevelopment

Kidderminster open day will showcase plans for station redevelopment

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 13:51 GMT

An open day is being held at Kidderminster station ahead of major redevelopment works starting. Partners in the project, including Worcestershire County Council and West Midlands Railway, will be hosting the event on Tuesday 6 November.

Vivarail class 230 trains delayed

Vivarail class 230 trains delayed

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 10:00 GMT

Vivarail has informed London Northwestern Railway that there will be a delay in delivering the Class 230 units for the Marston Vale line. Due to technical issues with the first train the knock-on effect means the three will not be ready in time.

Allow extra time to get home following disruption between London & Birmingham

Allow extra time to get home following disruption between London & Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 14:50 BST

Rail users on the line between London Euston and Birmingham New Street are being advised to allow extra time for this evening’s commute. All lines were blocked for over three hours between Coventry and Northampton earlier today while emergency services dealt with an incident near the railway.

Station gatelines to be staffed from first to last train

Station gatelines to be staffed from first to last train

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2018 09:36 BST

West Midlands Railway has announced it will be staffing some of its automatic station gatelines from first to last train each day from 31 October. The train operator says this is part of a drive to improve customer service, provide additional reassurance to passengers and reduce tickles travel on the rail network.

Disruption to Services between Bromsgrove and Birmingham

News   •   Oct 23, 2018 05:53 BST

Due to signalling problems, trains between Bromsgrove and Birmingham are subject to disruption

Station gatelines to be staffed from first to last train

Station gatelines to be staffed from first to last train

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2018 13:50 BST

London Northwestern Railway has announced it will be staffing some of its automatic station gatelines from first to last train each day from 31 October. The train operator says this is part of a drive to improve customer service, provide additional reassurance to passengers and reduce ticketless travel on the rail network.

Leaves off the line: leaf-busting locos and autumn timetable to keep Cross City line passengers moving

Leaves off the line: leaf-busting locos and autumn timetable to keep Cross City line passengers moving

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 12:27 BST

A fleet of four specialist trains and a new and improved timetable will help keep customers moving on the Cross City line this autumn.

Leaves off the line: leaf-busting locos help keep passengers on the move this autumn

Leaves off the line: leaf-busting locos help keep passengers on the move this autumn

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 12:23 BST

Four specialist trains are working 24 hours a day to blast leaves off the line and keep passengers and freight moving.

Security roadshow heads to Birmingham Snow Hill

Security roadshow heads to Birmingham Snow Hill

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 09:15 BST

Commuters at Birmingham Snow Hill are being encouraged to consider safety and security on railway this week, as an interactive roadshow heads to the station. London Northwestern Railway’s revenue and security team will be joining colleagues from the British Transport Police, Network Rail and others for the event, which is taking place on the station concourse.

Great Malvern to become the home of innovation during annual technology festival

Great Malvern to become the home of innovation during annual technology festival

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2018 09:05 BST

Great Malvern station will become ‘The Innovation Station’ next week, as part of this year’s Malvern Festival of Innovation. West Midlands Railway is an official travel partner for this year’s celebration, with visitors encouraged to use regular ‘innovation shuttles’ to and from the event.

Additional carriages for Liverpool-bound trains this weekend

Additional carriages for Liverpool-bound trains this weekend

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 13:22 BST

There will be additional carriages on many London Northwestern Railway services to and from Liverpool this weekend, as Giants parade through the city for the third and final time. From Thursday 4 until Sunday 7 October, the world-famous street theatre company Royal de Luxe , from Nantes, will visit both Liverpool and Wirral.

Security roadshow heads to Watford Junction

Security roadshow heads to Watford Junction

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 14:30 BST

Commuters at Watford Junction are being encouraged to consider safety and security on railway this week, as an interactive roadshow heads to the station. London Northwestern Railway’s revenue and security team will be joining colleagues from the British Transport Police, Network Rail and others for the event, which is taking place on the station concourse.

West Midlands Trains wins award for mental health awareness campaign

West Midlands Trains wins award for mental health awareness campaign

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 10:01 BST

West Midlands Trains has been recognised for working to raise awareness of mental health issues, at this year’s Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) awards. The train operator has won Best Ongoing Campaign at this year’s awards, for it's ‘Hear to Listen’ initiative.

Historic day as full demolition starts on city railway station

Historic day as full demolition starts on city railway station

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 14:27 BST

Today (Friday 28 September) marks a historic moment for the City of Wolverhampton as machines begin full demolition of the city’s railway station. It is the next stage in delivering a £150 million transport hub to provide an attractive commercial gateway to those entering the city by national rail, bus or tram.