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Record numbers of rail travellers using passenger assistance

Record numbers of rail travellers using passenger assistance

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2019 12:15 BST

Record numbers of passengers are taking advantage of assisted travel across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks, new figures have revealed.

Railway uniform charity scheme nominated for top award

Railway uniform charity scheme nominated for top award

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2019 13:30 BST

​A charitable initiative which saw West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway staff donate their old uniforms to charity has been nominated for a prestigious award.

Free travel to University of Worcester Open Day under pilot scheme

Free travel to University of Worcester Open Day under pilot scheme

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2019 14:00 BST

​Students considering studying at the University of Worcester can claim free travel on West Midlands Railway services when attending an Open Day under a new pilot scheme launched today.

Passengers benefit from major transformation of Longbridge station

Passengers benefit from major transformation of Longbridge station

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2019 09:30 BST

The outside of the station has been totally transformed with a new entrance, glazed roof and cladding, while inside a new larger concourse, ticket office and accessible toilet have been built.

Have your say on London Northwestern Railway

Have your say on London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Jul 10, 2019 09:00 BST

Rail passengers using the West Coast Mainline will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes at a series of special events this month.

Local rail operators welcome new accessibility fund

Local rail operators welcome new accessibility fund

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 14:00 BST

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway have welcomed the launch of a new £20m accessibility fund by the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT has pledged to make money available for station improvements such as paving and raised platform edges.

Station volunteers hailed at Community Rail Conference

Station volunteers hailed at Community Rail Conference

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 12:55 BST

​The crucial role played by community rail partnerships and station adopter groups up and down the country was highlighted at a Community Rail Conference hosted by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

Have your say on West Midlands Railway

Have your say on West Midlands Railway

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 09:00 BST

​Rail passengers in Birmingham will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes when the West Midlands Railway 'Whistle Stop Tour' visits the city’s Snow Hill station this week.

Prizes up for grabs for lucky passengers with Resorts World partnership

Prizes up for grabs for lucky passengers with Resorts World partnership

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2019 13:18 BST

​West Midlands train travellers could see their journeys take them on a different track, with West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway and Resorts World Birmingham ‘paying it forward’ to passengers this month.

Ledbury station renamed for annual poetry festival

Ledbury station renamed for annual poetry festival

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2019 10:05 BST

Passengers passing through Ledbury station over the next week will be visiting the official ‘Ledbury Junction for Poetry’. The railway station has been renamed in honour of the town’s week-long poetry festival which starts today.

Whistle Stop Tour gives passengers in Milton Keynes chance to have their say

Whistle Stop Tour gives passengers in Milton Keynes chance to have their say

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2019 09:13 BST

Rail passengers using Milton Keynes Central station will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes next week.

Additional carriages for busy commuter services to and from Birmingham Snow Hill

Additional carriages for busy commuter services to and from Birmingham Snow Hill

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 13:17 BST

Changes will be made to of some of West Midlands Railway’s busiest commuter trains to and from Birmingham from next week, following feedback from passengers. The biggest timetable shake-up in over 10 years has been good news for many rail passengers with direct services to more destinations, faster journeys on many routes and more seats to and from Birmingham everyday.

Additional carriages for busy commuter services at Apsley and Kings Langley

Additional carriages for busy commuter services at Apsley and Kings Langley

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 13:17 BST

Additional carriages will be reallocated onto busy commuter services at Apsley and Kings Langley from next week, following feedback from rail passengers. The biggest timetable shake-up in over 10 years has been good news for many London Northwestern Railway passengers with direct services to more destinations, faster journeys on many routes and more seats to and from London everyday.

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machine debuts in Northampton

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machine debuts in Northampton

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 11:04 BST

​Passengers using Northampton station can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The state-of-the-art machine, unveiled at the station today, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machines debut in West Midlands

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machines debut in West Midlands

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 10:44 BST

Passengers using one of Birmingham’s busiest stations can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The machines, unveiled at Snow Hill, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.

Next phase of Kidderminster station improvements to begin later this month

Next phase of Kidderminster station improvements to begin later this month

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 16:48 BST

Work to modernise Kidderminster station takes another step forward later this month. Making way for the new bigger and better glass fronted station building, the current ticket office is soon to be demolished. Whilst this next phase of essential works takes place, temporary forecourt arrangements will be in place from Monday 15 July.

Local book lovers recognised as Cross City Heroes in Sutton Coldfield

Local book lovers recognised as Cross City Heroes in Sutton Coldfield

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:59 BST

Local library supporters in Sutton Coldfield have been celebrating their recognition as Cross City Heroes. FOLIO Sutton Coldfield has been recognised as part of the West Midlands Railway ‘Cross City Heroes’ initiative, which celebrates contributions to communities along the popular rail line.

Funding announced to encourage more people to cycle to their local railway station

Funding announced to encourage more people to cycle to their local railway station

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2019 13:09 BST

Over £740,000 is being spent on improving cycle facilities at London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway stations across the network. The Department for Transport has awarded the train operators £371,000 of funding through their Cycle Rail programme, representing around 6% of the total awarded nationally. This is being match funded to help deliver an extensive improvement programme.

Birmingham runners mark Cross City Heroes win

Birmingham runners mark Cross City Heroes win

Press releases   •   Jun 25, 2019 12:30 BST

Runners in Erdington braved the rain and pulled on their sports gear to celebrate the Run Birmingham group being recognised as Cross City Heroes.

Local Samba band celebrates railway plaque award

Local Samba band celebrates railway plaque award

Press releases   •   Jun 25, 2019 10:05 BST

Local Samba performers have been celebrating their recognition as local community heroes. North Worcestershire based Someone at the Door Samba Band (SATD) have been showing off their Cross City Heroes plaque, as they celebrate their award for contributions to the local area.