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​More railway stations across the West Midlands to become accessible for all

​More railway stations across the West Midlands to become accessible for all

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 14:56 BST

Three stations operated by West Midlands Railway will benefit from funding to introduce vital upgrades to provide step free access to all platforms. Smethwick Rolfe Street, Wellington and Worcester Shrub Hill have all been chosen to benefit from Department for Transport (DfT) ‘Access for All’ programme funding.

Kings Langley station to become accessible for all

Kings Langley station to become accessible for all

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 14:50 BST

​Passengers travelling to and from Kings Langley station will benefit from funding to introduce vital upgrades to provide step free access to all platforms. The station has been chosen to benefit from Department for Transport (DfT) ‘Access for All’ programme funding.

Hagley Art Club brings a splash of colour to local railway station

Hagley Art Club brings a splash of colour to local railway station

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 11:55 BST

The platforms and waiting areas at Hagley station have been brightened up by a local art group. A set of ten original pieces created by Hagley Art Club, are featuring in a new 'On Platform Art Exhibition' - the first of a number planned for railway stations across the West Midlands.

Passenger security roadshow calls at Milton Keynes

Passenger security roadshow calls at Milton Keynes

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 16:19 BST

​Commuters at Milton Keynes railway station have been reminded about a range of security measures in place to keep passengers and belongings safe on the railway. Over 400 people passing through the station last week attended special passenger security awareness events, which took place during morning and evening peak times on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March.

Passenger security roadshow calls at Wolverhampton

Passenger security roadshow calls at Wolverhampton

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 16:18 BST

​Commuters at Wolverhampton railway station have been reminded about a range of security measures in place to keep passengers and belongings safe on the railway. Over 200 people passing through the station last week attended special passenger security awareness events, which took place during morning and evening peak times on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March.

What’s changing when Euston station is closed over the Easter and early May bank holidays?

What’s changing when Euston station is closed over the Easter and early May bank holidays?

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 11:26 BST

Euston station will be closed over the next two bank holidays to make passenger flow much smoother through the station. Platform ramps will be widened, retail units will be removed, and staircases will be updated to ensure customers can get between trains and the concourse quickly and safely.

Dragons and heroes to call at Stone station for St George’s Day

Dragons and heroes to call at Stone station for St George’s Day

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 09:06 BST

​Dragons, knights, princesses and their families are invited to a special St George’s Day celebration at Stone Railway station. Writer and storyteller, Dave Tong, will be telling mesmerising tales of heroes gone by, with an interactive performance at the station’s community Centre on Tuesday 23 April.

Edible tickets now available for London Northwestern Railway passengers

Edible tickets now available for London Northwestern Railway passengers

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2019 07:05 BST

London Northwestern Railway passengers can now purchase new environmentally friendly train tickets from their local station. Passengers can opt for edible 'Tasty Tickets' in a variety of flavours, including Salt and Vinegar, Strawberry, Vanilla or Beef and Mustard.

Edible tickets now available for West Midlands Railway passengers

Edible tickets now available for West Midlands Railway passengers

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2019 07:05 BST

West Midlands Railway passengers can now purchase new environmentally friendly train tickets from their local station. Passengers can opt for edible 'Tasty Tickets' in a variety of flavours, including Salt and Vinegar, Strawberry, Vanilla or Beef and Mustard.

​25% discount on train travel for students

​25% discount on train travel for students

Press releases   •   Mar 29, 2019 09:08 GMT

London Northwestern Railway is offering a 25% discount for students travelling to school or college by train. A special term-ticket season ticket is being offered by the train operator to and from selected stations on the London Northwestern Railway network*.

Milton Keynes booking office clerk wins prestigious 'Employee of the Year' award

Milton Keynes booking office clerk wins prestigious 'Employee of the Year' award

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2019 13:01 GMT

Satish 'Scotty' Kakkad, chief booking office clerk at Milton Keynes station, has seen off competition from railway staff the country to win a prestigious ‘Employee of the Year’ award. Scotty has been based at Milton Keynes for the past 32 years, and has been recognised for his continued passion, enthusiasm and drive to deliver excellent service to passengers.

Passengers advised to check before they travel between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon this afternoon

Passengers advised to check before they travel between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon this afternoon

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 15:21 GMT

West Midlands Railway passengers are being advised to check their train times on the Snow Hill lines this afternoon (22 March), following a bridge strike near Yardley Wood. A lorry struck the railway bridge on Robin Hood Lane around midday today, and the line has been closed for an inspection to take place.

Mayor of Watford praises community rail projects on the Abbey Line

Mayor of Watford praises community rail projects on the Abbey Line

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 13:04 GMT

The Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has been praising community rail projects on the Abbey Line. The Mayor made a special visit to Garston station yesterday (21 March), to meet with local station adopters, volunteers and the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP), to find out more about the support given to the work of volunteers along the route.

Passengers advised to check before travelling on the West Coast Mainline

Passengers advised to check before travelling on the West Coast Mainline

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 10:03 GMT

​London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to check their train times today (22 March), following disruption to services between Northampton, Milton Keynes and London Euston. Trains may be delayed or cancelled until around lunchtime, following track problems at Milton Keynes earlier this morning.

Evening rail services to boost region’s night time economy

Evening rail services to boost region’s night time economy

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 16:51 GMT

Workers, sports fans, concert goers, theatre buffs and shoppers will all benefit from later evening services when West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway introduce new timetables this May. More frequent evening services and later last trains are part of a range of service improvements being introduced by the train operators.

Wolverhampton's new railway station phase one steel frame close to completion

Wolverhampton's new railway station phase one steel frame close to completion

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2019 13:55 GMT

The steel framework for phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building is close to completion. Contractors Galliford Try finished laying the foundations in February, following the demolition of the former British Transport Police building, and a small section of the current station building next to Platform one.

Full steam ahead on works to revamp Kidderminster station

Full steam ahead on works to revamp Kidderminster station

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2019 08:18 GMT

Significant progress has been made on the redevelopment of Kidderminster station, since work started earlier this year. So far, work has focussed on the forecourt at the front of the station, which is currently fenced off. Once this stage of the redevelopment is complete, it will revert to being used as a passenger drop off area and taxi rank.

​Mums travel for free this Mother’s Day

​Mums travel for free this Mother’s Day

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2019 12:30 GMT

West Midlands Railway is offering an exclusive treat for mums, with free travel this Mother’s Day (31 March). The train operator is offering a special ‘Mums Go Free’ ticket, to give complimentary train travel to mums across the West Midlands rail network.

A final call – who are the region’s Cross City Heroes?

A final call – who are the region’s Cross City Heroes?

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2019 07:13 GMT

The countdown is on to nominate heroic groups from across the West Midlands to receive recognition at local Cross City line stations. With less than two weeks left for entries into the Cross City Heroes competition (nominations open until 31 March) – West Midlands Railway is calling for even more communities to highlight groups who have made a real difference in their area.

West Midlands Rail Executive reveals striking new images of a future “world class” Birmingham Moor Street station as part of once-in-a-generation transformation plan

West Midlands Rail Executive reveals striking new images of a future “world class” Birmingham Moor Street station as part of once-in-a-generation transformation plan

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 16:45 GMT

Striking new images of a radical yet respectful transformation of Birmingham Moor Street station have been revealed by West Midlands Rail Executive, as part of proposals for an ambitious redevelopment to create a station that’s fit for the future, linking seamlessly with Birmingham New Street and HS2 services at Curzon Street.