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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.

New passenger assistance app to be rolled out across the rail industry

New passenger assistance app to be rolled out across the rail industry

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 08:30 BST

A new passenger assistance app is due to be rolled out across the rail industry from autumn 2019. London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railways are two of four train operators currently trialling the new system. The app will make it easier for customers to book help at stations and will give staff the tools they need to deliver a consistent and reliable service.

Improved leaf fall timetable for the Cross City commuters this autumn

Improved leaf fall timetable for the Cross City commuters this autumn

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 08:35 BST

West Midlands Railway is introducing a new leaf fall timetable on the Cross City line this year, aimed at reducing disruption for commuters travelling to and from Birmingham city centre. The autumn timetable will operate from Monday 15 October until Friday 7 December 2018, affecting services from Lichfield, through Birmingham New Street, to Redditch and Bromsgrove.

Designs unveiled for three new rail stations in Birmingham

Designs unveiled for three new rail stations in Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 13:59 BST

Plans for three new Birmingham rail stations have today been unveiled as the reopening of the Camp Hill Line to passenger services takes another step forward. Under the proposals the line, reopened to passenger services for the first time since the Second World War, would initially have three stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell.

Railway staff recognised for language skills with custom name badges

Railway staff recognised for language skills with custom name badges

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 15:45 BST

Railway staff who speak multiple languages will be more identifiable across the London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway networks from this week. Over 25 different languages are represented by staff in a range of roles, including French, Urdu, Arabic and British Sign Language (BSL).

Northampton station to host special BBC Music Day performance

Northampton station to host special BBC Music Day performance

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 09:05 BST

Northampton station will be hosting a special choral celebration later this week, as part of this year’s BBC Music Day. Northampton Male Voice Choir will be performing at the station as part of the nationwide ‘Platform to Perform' themed spectacle.

Half price train tickets for 'Tyseley at 50' visitors

Half price train tickets for 'Tyseley at 50' visitors

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 11:04 BST

Railway enthusiasts heading to the ‘Tyseley at 50’ weekend can enjoy half price rail travel on West Midlands Railway services to and from the event. On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, Vintage Trains will be opening the doors of their restoration depot at Tyseley for the 50th year in a row.

Milton Keynes station to host special BBC Music Day performance

Milton Keynes station to host special BBC Music Day performance

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 13:40 BST

Milton Keynes station will be alive with the sound of an a cappella chorus next week, to mark this year’s BBC Music Day. Local choir, Junction 14 Ladies A Cappella, will be performing a special set at the station as part of the nationwide ‘Platform to Perform' themed spectacle.

Disruption to services due to signalling centre evacuation

Disruption to services due to signalling centre evacuation

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 22:56 BST

There is disruption to train services this evening (18 Sept) due to an evacuation of the signalling centre at Rugby. There are currently no trains to or from London Euston and trains are also affected between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street.

London Northwestern Railway celebrates 180 years since the first train between London and Birmingham

London Northwestern Railway celebrates 180 years since the first train between London and Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 10:48 BST

London Northwestern Railway has been celebrating 180 years of history this morning (Monday 17 September) by marking the anniversary of the very first train to operate between London and Birmingham. On 17 September 1838, the company known as London and Northwestern Railway, operated the first departure from London Euston.

Poetry for passengers at Kenilworth station café

Poetry for passengers at Kenilworth station café

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 10:10 BST

Passengers travelling through Kenilworth station can enjoy some poetry in the station’s community cafe over the next three weeks. Matt Black, who is from nearby Leamington Spa, will be visiting the station at various times to entertain customers. He will be performing until the start of Kenilworth Arts Festival on Thursday 20 September.

Station adopters celebrate 100 years of women’s rights at Widney Manor

Station adopters celebrate 100 years of women’s rights at Widney Manor

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2018 13:13 BST

Station adopters at Widney Manor are celebrating the centenary of the Suffragette movement with a themed display on the station platform. The group, who are all members of Soroptimist International Solihull & District Club, have created new planters with flowers and foliage in Suffragette colours, purple, white and green

Smethwick Rolfe Street to feature in Heritage Open Days line up

Smethwick Rolfe Street to feature in Heritage Open Days line up

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2018 15:57 BST

Smethwick Rolfe Street station will be welcoming visitors this weekend as part of this year’s Heritage Opens Days. West Midlands Railway operates the station, and will be marking the occasion between 1000 and 1600 on Saturday 15 September.