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Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2020 15:00 GMT

Julian Edwards has been named as the new managing director of West Midlands Trains (WMT). Julian has been a director of WMT since 2017 – and more recently the MD of East Midlands Railway during the successful mobilisation and launch of the new franchise. The current MD of West Midlands Trains, Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, will work alongside Julian until Easter to ensure a smooth transition.

Passengers invited to have their say on new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Passengers invited to have their say on new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Press releases   •   Jan 02, 2020 09:30 GMT

Passengers are being invited to have their say on the new London Northwestern Railway timetable at a series of on-station events in Hertfordshire this month.

Compensation for  West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Compensation for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Press releases   •   Dec 27, 2019 10:01 GMT

​Season ticket holders on West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services will not have to pay the upcoming national fares rise, the company has confirmed.

Rail passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Rail passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2019 09:45 GMT

​Rail passengers using the West Coast Main Line are being advised to check before they travel when a new timetable comes into effect this weekend.

West Midlands Trains to run amended timetable this Saturday

West Midlands Trains to run amended timetable this Saturday

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2019 12:39 GMT

​An amended timetable will be in place across the London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway networks on Saturday. Passengers are advised to check before they travel.

West Midlands Trains reaches agreement with RMT union

West Midlands Trains reaches agreement with RMT union

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2019 18:28 GMT

West Midlands Trains and the RMT have formulated a settlement agreement covering the role of conductors on the new trains. This will now be subject to a workforce referendum. In the mean time, the remaining strikes have been suspended. However the agreement has come too late to withdraw Saturday’s amended timetable . Passengers are being advised to check before they travel on Saturday

Rail strike this weekend – Passengers advised to plan ahead

Rail strike this weekend – Passengers advised to plan ahead

Press releases   •   Dec 03, 2019 12:05 GMT

With another rail strike currently expected this Saturday, 7 December, train companies are warning passengers to plan ahead. As the run up to Christmas attracts more people onto the network, London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are concerned that less frequent rail users may not be aware of the industrial action.

New rail timetable to speed up journeys from Liverpool to London

New rail timetable to speed up journeys from Liverpool to London

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 10:45 GMT

Passengers travelling from Liverpool to London on London Northwestern Railway can enjoy faster journeys when a new timetable comes into effect this month.

December timetable brings faster journeys from Northampton to London

December timetable brings faster journeys from Northampton to London

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 10:35 GMT

​Northampton passengers will benefit from faster afternoon services to London when the new London Northwestern Railway timetable comes into force later this month.

Industrial Action: Travel early advice from London Northwestern Railway

Industrial Action: Travel early advice from London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2019 13:36 GMT

London Northwestern Railway is advising passengers to travel early due to industrial action by the RMT.

​Extra Compensation for London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway Customers

​Extra Compensation for London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway Customers

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 18:00 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway will provide additional compensation to its customers following a drop in train performance since May. West Midlands Trains is in discussions on the best form of compensation and the best way to give this to its customers.

Reduced train services due to industrial action

Reduced train services due to industrial action

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 09:30 GMT

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are warning of a reduced train service this Saturday, 30 November. Passengers are being reminded to check their journeys due to planned industrial action by members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT). Travel between Northampton and Euston is expected to be very badly affected.

Trains run despite second day of industrial action

Trains run despite second day of industrial action

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2019 14:51 GMT

Trains have been running across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks despite a second day of disruptive industrial action by members of the RMT union.

Passengers reminded to check travel ahead of industrial action

Passengers reminded to check travel ahead of industrial action

Press releases   •   Nov 21, 2019 10:10 GMT

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway passengers planning to travel on Saturday 23 November are being reminded to check their journeys.

Industrial Action: Travel early advice from London Northwestern Railway

Industrial Action: Travel early advice from London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Nov 16, 2019 14:34 GMT

​London Northwestern Railway (LNR) is advising passengers travelling on the network to set off early this afternoon.

Travel Advice ahead of industrial action on Saturday

Travel Advice ahead of industrial action on Saturday

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 09:47 GMT

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway have released plans to run a reduced timetable this Saturday due to industrial action by members of the RMT union.

Industrial Action by RMT union - Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Action by RMT union - Frequently Asked Questions

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 09:32 GMT

The following Q&A relates to the announcement by the RMT union that it has instructed its members to take industrial action on Saturdays in November and December 2019.

WMT statement: Industrial action by RMT union

WMT statement: Industrial action by RMT union

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 12:09 GMT

West Midlands Trains has issued a statement following confirmation of industrial action by the RMT union this Saturday (16 November 2019)

Passengers urged to plan travel for Birmingham Christmas Market

Passengers urged to plan travel for Birmingham Christmas Market

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2019 11:45 GMT

Birmingham’s famous Frankfurt Christmas market opens this week and passengers travelling by train are being advised to plan ahead allow extra time for their journeys.

Passengers thanked after Liverpool signalling upgrade

Passengers thanked after Liverpool signalling upgrade

Press releases   •   Nov 04, 2019 12:40 GMT

​Passengers are benefiting from a more reliable railway after major work to upgrade signals in Liverpool this weekend.