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​ 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.

Nominations are rolling in as the search for the region’s Cross City Heroes continues

Nominations are rolling in as the search for the region’s Cross City Heroes continues

Press releases   •   Feb 08, 2019 10:05 GMT

Local Scout groups, animal charities and social groups tackling loneliness in their communities are among those already nominated as the region’s Cross City Heroes. The campaign has also seen entries highlighting a local charity which supports neonatal units and a group working with their local library.

Football fans advised to check before they travel this evening

Football fans advised to check before they travel this evening

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 16:33 GMT

​Passengers travelling to and from Liverpool for tonight’s football match at Everton, are advised to check before they travel as trains may be delayed or cancelled throughout this evening. Overhead line problems near Hartford have been disrupting services between Crewe and Liverpool.

Staff commit to making rail travel more dementia friendly

Staff commit to making rail travel more dementia friendly

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 09:15 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway have committed to making rail travel more accessible for those with dementia. Through a year long partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, the train operators will be taking steps to make stations and trains more dementia friendly. The charity will also be educating frontline staff around best practice in helping those with the condition.

48 penalty fares handed out to ticketless travellers at Wolverhampton this afternoon

48 penalty fares handed out to ticketless travellers at Wolverhampton this afternoon

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 16:49 GMT

​48 penalty fares have been issued to ticketless travellers at Wolverhampton station this afternoon (5 Feb). Revenue protection and security managers from West Midlands Railway were checking tickets as passengers made their way in and out of the station, whilst supporting a knife arch exercise taking place at the same time.

Compact library launched for commuters at Berkswell station

Compact library launched for commuters at Berkswell station

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 12:20 GMT

A new compact community library has opened for passengers at Berkswell station. The initiative has been launched by station adopters from The Berkswell Society, who hope to engage with travellers and create a warm welcome for commuters.

Local WI to share a message of love with passengers at Wellington

Local WI to share a message of love with passengers at Wellington

Press releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 11:33 GMT

A special display at Wellington station will be sharing a message of love with rail passengers this Valentine’s day. The local Women’s Institute (WI) are working with The Climate Coalition for their annual 'Show the Love' project. This year’s initiative will be based on the platforms at Wellington station from Monday (11 Feb) onwards.

​Services disrupted between Rugby and Stafford due to overhead line damage

​Services disrupted between Rugby and Stafford due to overhead line damage

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 15:42 GMT

Passengers are advised to check before they travel throughout this afternoon and evening, as services are being disrupted between Rugby and Stafford. Overhead lines have been damaged near to Lichfield and work is continuing to reopen the lines through the affected area.

Student artwork celebrates 170 years of Stone station

Student artwork celebrates 170 years of Stone station

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 13:05 GMT

Special artwork has been unveiled at Stone station, to celebrate 170 years of train services to and from the town. Students from Abbey Hill School in Longton have produced a set of paintings, which depict the station then and now. 11 of these pictures are now displayed around the waiting shelter on platform one.