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Get on the right track to Cosford Air Show

Press release   •   May 24, 2018 08:15 BST

The Red Arrows in flight - Cosford Air Show 2009 - Credit: William Warby (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/)

West Midlands Railway and Arriva Trains Wales are working together to support Cosford Air Show visitors. Customers will be able to take advantage of combined event and rail tickets as well as extra trains.

On Sunday 10 June, rail passengers travelling to the show will be able to enjoy discounted admission when purchasing travel tickets to Cosford. Admission for adults will be priced at £25, a saving of £4 on the standard ticket price, and entry for children is free.

West Midlands Railway will also be helping customers to enjoy the air show with additional Sunday services to Cosford station, providing easy access to the showground which is located just a few minutes’ walk away.

The West Midlands Railway services stopping at Cosford are:

  • Birmingham New Street - Cosford – dep. 0930hrs arr. 1014hrs
  • Wolverhampton - Cosford – dep. 1035hrs arr. 1100hrs
  • Wolverhampton - Cosford – dep. 1149hrs arr. 1211hrs
  • Cosford - Wolverhampton – dep. 1630hrs arr. 1650hrs
  • Cosford - Wolverhampton – 1659hrs arr. 1712hrs
  • Cosford – Wolverhampton – 1749hrs arr. 1806hrs
  • Cosford – Birmingham New Street – 1825hrs arr. 1916hrs

Further additional services will be operated by Arriva Trains Wales. The combined event and rail tickets can be used on all publicly advertised trains calling at Cosford.

The rail operator will be further celebrating the event by running a social media competition to win tickets for show and rail travel and a giveaway of West Midland Railway branded binoculars on the day.

Richard Brooks, customer experience director at West Midlands Railway, commented: “Cosford Air Show is one of the country’s top aviation events, attracting thousands of spectators of all ages every year.

“By providing these combined tickets and additional rail services, we’re aiming to make customers’ journey to show as hassle-free as possible, helping them to enjoy an exciting day out at a reduced price.”

Ben Davies, stakeholder manager at Arriva Trains Wales, said: “Arriva Trains Wales is once again pleased to be working in partnership with Cosford Air Show providing additional train services and a saving on the standard entry price with an easy to buy ticket that combines rail travel with event entry. We wish all of our passengers fantastic day out and a pleasant journey”.

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About West Midlands Trains

West Midlands Trains Ltd. will be running the West Midlands rail franchise from 10 December 2017 until 2025/6. Abellio has a 70.1% share of the company, East Japan Railway Company (JRE) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) own the remaining 29.9% in a 50:50 split.

About Abellio
Abellio is the international passenger transport subsidiary of the Dutch national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen. Every day our people provide rail, bus and tram services to 1.7m customers across the UK, Germany and in the Netherlands. In the UK we operate buses through Abellio London, as well as ScotRail and Greater Anglia train services, and Merseyrail in a joint venture with Serco. In Germany we operate Abellio Deutschland, serving communities in North Rhine Westfalia, Saxony, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Hesse and Thuringia. Our role in transport extends beyond the journey from a-to-b. With our international heritage and our policy of sharing best practice, not just amongst ourselves, but across the wider transport industry, we provide thought leadership and truly innovative ideas which make a positive contribution to the communities we serve. For more information on Abellio visit www.abellio.com

About Mitsui
Mitsui is one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service enterprises in the world with 139 offices in 66 countries as of March, 2017. Utilising our global operating locations, network and information resources, we are multilaterally pursuing business that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing, through to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects in the following fields: Iron & Steel Products, Mineral & Metal Resources, Infrastructure Projects, Integrated Transportation Systems, Chemicals, Energy, Food Resources, Food Products & Services, Consumer Services, IT & Communication, and Corporate Development Business. Mitsui is actively taking on challenges for global business innovation around the world. For more information, visit www.mitsui.com.

About JR East
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) was established in 1987, when Japanese National Railways was divided as part of a package of railway reforms. JR East’s railway business covers a 7,500 km (approx. 4,660 miles) network in the eastern part of the Japanese main island, including Tokyo Metropolitan area, and provides transportation services, comprising urban, suburban and high speed operations, for 17 million passengers on a daily basis. JR East also undertakes non‐transport commercial activities, which account for more than 30% of the total revenue of JR East Group. JR East contributes to passengers and communities it serves by delivering high degrees of punctuality, reliability and comfort and also continues to pursue higher levels of safety and service quality through technical innovation. For more information, visit www.jreast.co.jp/e.