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Rail passengers reminded of zero tolerance approach to staff abuse

Rail passengers reminded of zero tolerance approach to staff abuse

Press releases   •   May 23, 2019 14:46 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded that there is a zero tolerance approach taken towards the abuse of staff on the rail network. It comes following an incident at Four Oaks station last week (15 May), which resulted in a Birmingham woman receiving a four month prison sentence for assaulting both railway staff and an off duty West Midlands Police officer.

​Rail passengers across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and South Staffordshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

​Rail passengers across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and South Staffordshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as major changes are introduced across the rail network this weekend. West Midlands Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers across Worcestershire, Hereford and South Staffordshire

Rail passengers using the West Coast Mainline reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers using the West Coast Mainline reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as major changes are introduced across the rail network this weekend. London Northwestern Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers using the West Coast Mainline.

Rail passengers across Shropshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers across Shropshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as major changes are introduced across the rail network this weekend. West Midlands Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers across the Shropshire and the wider region.

​Rail passengers across Staffordshire and Cheshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

​Rail passengers across Staffordshire and Cheshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

​Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as major changes are introduced across the rail network this weekend. London Northwestern Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers across Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Rail passengers across the North West reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers across the North West reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as major changes are introduced across the rail network this weekend. London Northwestern Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers across the North West.

Rail passengers across the West Midlands reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers across the West Midlands reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, ahead of major changes being introduced across the rail network this weekend. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be implementing new timetables from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers across the West Midlands.

Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire reminded to check their train times ahead of changes being introduced this weekend

Press releases   •   May 13, 2019 16:05 BST

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, ahead of major changes being introduced across the rail network this weekend. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be implementing new timetables from Sunday (19 May), bringing improvements for passengers.

Significant improvements for passengers when electric trains are introduced between Walsall and Rugeley

Significant improvements for passengers when electric trains are introduced between Walsall and Rugeley

Press releases   •   May 10, 2019 14:22 BST

There will be significant improvements to train services between Walsall and Rugeley this May, as electric trains start operating to the Chase Line. The first electric train carrying passengers travelled on the line today (Friday 10 May), ahead of major timetable improvements to be introduced later this month.

Railway lost property money donated to charity

Railway lost property money donated to charity

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 09:20 BST

Cash left on trains and at stations operated by London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway will now be donated to charity. The train operators have handed over the first donation of money found as lost property on the rail network to Alzheimer’s Society - the company's staff-nominated charity partner for the year.

Jewellery Quarter BID becomes the first Business Improvement District in the UK to adopt a station

Jewellery Quarter BID becomes the first Business Improvement District in the UK to adopt a station

Press releases   •   May 08, 2019 12:05 BST

A new community group led by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) aims to bring a new lease of life to the Jewellery Quarter Station. Through a range of projects and activities and with support from West Midlands Railway, the group has set out to improve the attractiveness of the station, making it a more welcoming and friendly place for visitors, residents and workers.

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Press releases   •   May 07, 2019 08:01 BST

Rail passengers at stations along the West Coast Mainline will be able to find out more about upcoming timetable improvements over the next two weeks. London Northwestern Railway will be hosting a number of ‘Whistle Stop Tour' events at stations, as well as providing senior management on trains across the network to remind passengers of changes to services coming this Spring.

Cross City Heroes to receive railway station recognition

Cross City Heroes to receive railway station recognition

Press releases   •   May 03, 2019 08:50 BST

​Heroic groups from across the West Midlands will be receiving special recognition at local Cross City line stations this summer. 24 local community groups and charities have been given the title of Cross City Heroes, following a competition run by West Midlands Railway and West Midlands Rail Executive.

​Advice for rail passengers travelling this weekend

​Advice for rail passengers travelling this weekend

Press releases   •   May 02, 2019 10:17 BST

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to plan ahead if they intend to travel this weekend (from Saturday 4 until Monday 6 May). Essential planned improvement work will be taking place at London Euston and also between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street.

Successful test run of the first Class 172/0 via Kenilworth

Successful test run of the first Class 172/0 via Kenilworth

Press releases   •   May 01, 2019 15:54 BST

The first test run of a Class 172/0 has been successfully completed between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton. On Sunday 28 April, the four carriage train, made up of two units cascaded from London Overground, made it’s first through journey between the two stations.

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Press releases   •   May 01, 2019 12:49 BST

Rail passengers at stations and on trains across the West Midlands will be able to find out more about upcoming timetable improvements over the next few weeks. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be hosting a number of ‘Whistle Stop Tour' events at stations, as well as providing senior management on trains across the network.

Wolverhampton station artwork celebrates city landmarks and history

Wolverhampton station artwork celebrates city landmarks and history

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 11:39 BST

An impressive new piece of artwork can now be found in the waiting room on platform one at Wolverhampton station. The large mural, which measures over 10 metres wide and 3 metres tall, has been produced by local student Coree Bridgen.

​Redditch Tour Series – the count down begins!

​Redditch Tour Series – the count down begins!

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2019 09:01 BST

​Organisers, sponsors and Pro Riders have come together to celebrate the Redditch Ovo Energy Tour Series being just two weeks away! The race gets 'back into gear' on Thursday 9th May and is the first race in this season's Tour Series Programme.

New group on track to spruce up Stourbridge stations

New group on track to spruce up Stourbridge stations

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:01 BST

A new community group has been formed to bring a new lease of life to Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town railway stations – and it’s looking for new members. Friends of Stourbridge Stations (FOSS) will be looking to spruce up the two railway stations, by creating colourful new floral displays and running community activities throughout the year.

First Class 230 begins passenger services between Bletchley and Bedford

First Class 230 begins passenger services between Bletchley and Bedford

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2019 06:18 BST

The first Class 230 D Train has entered passenger service on the Marston Vale line this morning (Tuesday 23 April). Unit 230004 is now in service on the route between Bletchley and Bedford. The train, which has been developed by Vivarail, will provide extra capacity and improved customer experience for passengers on the line.