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Revamp plans unveiled for popular University station

Revamp plans unveiled for popular University station

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2019 10:42 BST

​One of the West Midlands' busiest railway stations is set for a major redevelopment to improve facilities for passengers. University Station in Edgbaston is used by 3.3 million passengers a year - vastly more than the 400,000 it was designed for in the 1970s.

Demolition of Kidderminster station begins ahead of rebuild

Demolition of Kidderminster station begins ahead of rebuild

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 10:24 BST

​Work to demolish the existing station building at Kidderminster Station has begun ahead of major upgrade works at the station - half a century on from when it was originally constructed.

Cross City Line Disruption

Cross City Line Disruption

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 05:52 BST

Due to a track fault, there are no services running on the Cross City Line this morning berween Redditch or Bromsgrove to Birmingham New Street.

Chance for Worcester rail passengers to have their say

Chance for Worcester rail passengers to have their say

Press releases   •   Jul 29, 2019 13:06 BST

Officials from West Midlands Railway will be on hand to answer passengers' questions at Worcester Foregate Street station on Thursday 1 August as part of the 'Whistle Stop Tour'.

Check before you travel this Friday

Check before you travel this Friday

Press releases   •   Jul 26, 2019 06:23 BST

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising passengers to check before they travel today ( Friday 26 July). This is due to emegrency enginnering repairs needed as a result of yesterday's hot weather and many trains starting the day out of place on the network.

Hot weather advice – Do not start new journeys!

Hot weather advice – Do not start new journeys!

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2019 15:40 BST

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers not to start new journeys as high temperatures are affecting the rail network.

Hot weather update: London Northwestern Railway

Hot weather update: London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2019 10:42 BST

Passengers are advised to check their journeys before travelling as London Northwestern Railway will run a significantly reduced service in and out of London Euston today due to heat-related blanket speed restrictions imposed by Network Rail.

Hot weather update: West Midlands Railway

Hot weather update: West Midlands Railway

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2019 09:55 BST

Services in the West Midlands Railway network are running a full service today despite the hot temperatures.

Updated: Passengers urged to check journeys as London Euston services reduced due to extreme heat

Updated: Passengers urged to check journeys as London Euston services reduced due to extreme heat

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2019 14:26 BST

​Passengers using London Northwestern Railway services are being advised of a reduced service to and from London Euston on Thursday (25 July) as extremely high temperatures hit the country.

Rail passengers in West Midlands warned to check before travelling in extreme heat

Rail passengers in West Midlands warned to check before travelling in extreme heat

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2019 14:20 BST

Rail passengers across the West Midlands are being advised to check their journeys before travelling on Thursday as extremely high temperatures hit the region.

New station for Wolverhampton moves a step closer

New station for Wolverhampton moves a step closer

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2019 13:52 BST

​A project to build a new transport interchange at Wolverhampton hit new heights this week with the completion of the roof on phase one of the new railway station.

England cricket legend Ian Bell unveils Edgbaston rail partnership

England cricket legend Ian Bell unveils Edgbaston rail partnership

Press releases   •   Jul 23, 2019 15:33 BST

​Five-time Ashes winner and Warwickshire CCC batsman Ian Bell MBE has unveiled West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway as Edgbaston Stadium’s official 2019/20 rail partners.

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.