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Passengers reminded of changes at Stratford-upon-Avon station as £1.5m revamp gets underway

Passengers reminded of changes at Stratford-upon-Avon station as £1.5m revamp gets underway

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2019 14:08 GMT

Passengers are being reminded that a £1.5m package of improvements is to ramp up at Stratford-upon-Avon station. From Monday 18 March, Network Rail, West Midlands Railway and Warwickshire County Council will increase work at the Warwickshire station to deliver a range of upgrades. These will include new waiting and seating areas, better retail facilities, accessible toilets, and cycle racks.

West Midlands Railway invites local business leaders to discuss May timetable improvements

West Midlands Railway invites local business leaders to discuss May timetable improvements

Press releases   •   Mar 14, 2019 09:05 GMT

West Midlands Railway is inviting local economic and business leaders to find out about new opportunities arising from a range of timetable improvements being introduced in May. The train operator is hosting a special Rail and Business Breakfast in Wolverhampton, on Wednesday 20 March, to outline a range a commercial opportunities arising from changes to train services this Spring.

The Salvation Army to receive railway staff uniforms

The Salvation Army to receive railway staff uniforms

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2019 09:11 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway staff from across the rail network are donating old uniforms to The Salvation Army. Staff working at stations, on trains and at depots across the local rail network have been getting involved in a project to hand over redundant items of clothing to the charity.

West Coast rail passengers to benefit from more capacity and additional services from May

West Coast rail passengers to benefit from more capacity and additional services from May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Commuters and leisure travellers between Northampton and London Euston will benefit from a range of improvements this May, with the introduction of the new London Northwestern Railway timetable. The train operator is introducing a range of changes from 19 May, with more peak time services, increased capacity, and earlier and later departures from London Euston throughout the week.

Worcestershire, Herefordshire and South Staffordshire rail passengers to benefit from additional services from May

Worcestershire, Herefordshire and South Staffordshire rail passengers to benefit from additional services from May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Rail passengers across Worcestershire, Hereford and South Staffordshire will benefit from additional services and later services operating from May. West Midlands Railway is introducing a new timetable from 19 May, with enhanced weekday evening timetables for travellers to and from Birmingham’s railway stations.

New direct services for North West rail passengers from May

New direct services for North West rail passengers from May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Rail passengers across the North West will benefit from new direct services and quicker journey times from May. London Northwestern Railway is introducing a new timetable from 19 May, with new direct services to more destinations and additional carriages on some London-bound services from Crewe.

Rail passengers to benefit from new direct services to more destinations from Staffordshire and Cheshire this May

Rail passengers to benefit from new direct services to more destinations from Staffordshire and Cheshire this May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

​Rail passengers across North Staffordshire and Cheshire will benefit from quicker journey times and new direct services more destinations from May. London Northwestern Railway is introducing a new timetable from 19 May. Changes being made include the more carriages on some London-bound services from Crewe, quicker journey times and direct services to destinations across the rail network

​ Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire to benefit from new services and faster journey times this May

​ Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire to benefit from new services and faster journey times this May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire will benefit from new services, quicker journey times, more carriages and enhanced timetables from May. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are introducing new timetables across their networks from 19 May, bringing improvements for passengers across the region.

​ Rail passengers in the West Midlands to benefit from timetable improvements this May

​ Rail passengers in the West Midlands to benefit from timetable improvements this May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Passengers across the West Midlands will benefit from extra services, and direct trains to a range of new destinations, when West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway introduce new timetables this May. The train operators are introducing a range of improvements, including new additional services, extra capacity and enhanced timetables across the region

​More seats and extra services for Shropshire rail passengers from May

​More seats and extra services for Shropshire rail passengers from May

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 15:30 GMT

Passengers across Shropshire will benefit for more seats and extra services when West Midlands Railway introduces its new timetable in May. The train operator is introducing a range of improvements this Spring, including additional services and extra carriages between Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street.

West Midlands Railway is official Travel Partner for Redditch Tour Series

West Midlands Railway is official Travel Partner for Redditch Tour Series

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 09:48 GMT

​The Redditch Tour Series Cycle Race returns to Worcestershire on May 9 for the eighth year and West Midlands Railway has been announced as official Travel Partner for the second year. Around 15,000 people are expected to turn out for the event which brings hundreds of elite cyclists to the town.

Passengers advised to check before travelling over Easter and early May bank holidays

Passengers advised to check before travelling over Easter and early May bank holidays

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 07:37 GMT

​London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to plan ahead if they intend to travel over the upcoming Easter and early May bank holiday weekends. Essential planned improvement work will be taking place at London Euston, and also on the West Coast Mainline between Rugby and Birmingham International.

£3.9 million overhaul of Stechford station to provide step-free access for everyone

£3.9 million overhaul of Stechford station to provide step-free access for everyone

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 08:42 GMT

Work will start later this month to install new lifts, ramps and a footbridge at Stechford station to ensure step-free access across all three platforms for the first time. The £3.9m upgrade to make the station accessible for everyone will be complete for West Midlands Railway passengers by the end of 2019.

Next phase of Longbridge station revamp begins

Next phase of Longbridge station revamp begins

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2019 14:23 GMT

Passengers are being reminded of important changes to the ticket office at Longbridge station in Birmingham as the second phase of its £1.7 million refurbishment begins next week. The old booking office will be replaced by Spring, with a new fully accessible ticket counter making the station more user-friendly for everyone.

First look at plans for two new Black Country railway stations

First look at plans for two new Black Country railway stations

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2019 08:49 GMT

Plans are today unveiled for the new passenger rail stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton rail line. These are the latest images of the proposed Darlaston and Willenhall Stations currently being developed by regional rail chiefs.

£4.5 million overhaul of Tring station starts next month to provide step-free access for everyone

£4.5 million overhaul of Tring station starts next month to provide step-free access for everyone

Press releases   •   Feb 22, 2019 12:29 GMT

​Work will start next month to install new lifts, ramps and a footbridge at Tring station to ensure step-free access across all five platforms for the first time. The £4.5m upgrade to make the station accessible for everyone begins on March 4 and will be complete for London Northwestern Railway passengers by the Autumn.

A range of improvements are being made to trains on the Cross City line

A range of improvements are being made to trains on the Cross City line

Press releases   •   Feb 22, 2019 08:32 GMT

​Trains on the Cross City line are currently undergoing a major overhaul, to improve the experience for passengers on the line. The trains are having a fully accessible toilet fitted, along with upgraded passenger information screens, new seat covers and a deep clean of the interior.

Friends, Romans, Passengers, lend me your ears: Stratford-upon-Avon station is getting a refurb

Friends, Romans, Passengers, lend me your ears: Stratford-upon-Avon station is getting a refurb

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2019 09:05 GMT

A busy railway station on the Shakespeare line is getting an upgrade. Project partners Network Rail, West Midlands Railway and Warwickshire County Council are working to give Stratford-upon-Avon station a range of upgrades. These include new waiting and seating areas, improved retail facilities, accessible toilets, and bicycle racks.

Rail travel discounts for Milton Keynes commuters

Rail travel discounts for Milton Keynes commuters

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2019 10:05 GMT

Staff at Milton Keynes businesses are being offered savings on travelling to work using London Northwestern Railway, when employers sign up to SmartGo. SmartGo Milton Keynes is a scheme to help encourage commuters to use various forms of public transport, by providing offers with local operators.

Passengers invited to share their views on the redevelopment of Worcester Foregate Street station

Passengers invited to share their views on the redevelopment of Worcester Foregate Street station

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 09:15 GMT

Passengers at Worcester Foregate Street are invited to share their views on plans for the redevelopment of the station. West Midlands Railway is investing over £1m into upgrading the concourse area and improving customer facilities.