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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.

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.

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.

New waiting room opened to help those with hidden disabilities at Crewe station

New waiting room opened to help those with hidden disabilities at Crewe station

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 11:06 BST

Passengers at Crewe station now have access to a new waiting room, specifically designed to offer those with hidden disabilities a safe and calm environment. The Calm Corner is the first of its kind on the rail network, brought to life through the work of train operators at the station, Network Rail and advice from a number of partner charities.

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 12:22 BST

The rail industry is launching a new interactive map which will make it easy for passengers to find out about accessibility at stations, helping to boost their confidence to travel by train. This is part of the industry’s wider programme of work to improve access to rail and deliver long-term change.

​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.