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Cross City Line Disruption

Cross City Line Disruption

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 05:52 BST

Due to a track fault, there are no services running on the Cross City Line this morning berween Redditch or Bromsgrove to Birmingham New Street.

Station volunteers hailed at Community Rail Conference

Station volunteers hailed at Community Rail Conference

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 12:55 BST

​The crucial role played by community rail partnerships and station adopter groups up and down the country was highlighted at a Community Rail Conference hosted by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

Ledbury station renamed for annual poetry festival

Ledbury station renamed for annual poetry festival

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2019 10:05 BST

Passengers passing through Ledbury station over the next week will be visiting the official ‘Ledbury Junction for Poetry’. The railway station has been renamed in honour of the town’s week-long poetry festival which starts today.

Whistle Stop Tour gives passengers in Milton Keynes chance to have their say

Whistle Stop Tour gives passengers in Milton Keynes chance to have their say

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2019 09:13 BST

Rail passengers using Milton Keynes Central station will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes next week.

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machine debuts in Northampton

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machine debuts in Northampton

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 11:04 BST

​Passengers using Northampton station can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The state-of-the-art machine, unveiled at the station today, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machines debut in West Midlands

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machines debut in West Midlands

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 10:44 BST

Passengers using one of Birmingham’s busiest stations can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The machines, unveiled at Snow Hill, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.

Next phase of Kidderminster station improvements to begin later this month

Next phase of Kidderminster station improvements to begin later this month

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 16:48 BST

Work to modernise Kidderminster station takes another step forward later this month. Making way for the new bigger and better glass fronted station building, the current ticket office is soon to be demolished. Whilst this next phase of essential works takes place, temporary forecourt arrangements will be in place from Monday 15 July.

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.

Birmingham runners mark Cross City Heroes win

Birmingham runners mark Cross City Heroes win

Press releases   •   Jun 25, 2019 12:30 BST

Runners in Erdington braved the rain and pulled on their sports gear to celebrate the Run Birmingham group being recognised as Cross City Heroes.

Local Samba band celebrates railway plaque award

Local Samba band celebrates railway plaque award

Press releases   •   Jun 25, 2019 10:05 BST

Local Samba performers have been celebrating their recognition as local community heroes. North Worcestershire based Someone at the Door Samba Band (SATD) have been showing off their Cross City Heroes plaque, as they celebrate their award for contributions to the local area.

Bournville Scouts unveil railway station plaque

Bournville Scouts unveil railway station plaque

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2019 14:10 BST

Members of 1st Bournville Scout Group have unveiled their Cross City Heroes plaque at Bournville railway station. At a special ceremony, attended by Scout Group leaders, members, the local commissioner and Chairman of Friends of Cotteridge Park, the group celebrated being nominated as a group to have made a significant impact in the local area.

Friends 2 Friends mark Cross City Heroes win at Lichfield Trent Valley

Friends 2 Friends mark Cross City Heroes win at Lichfield Trent Valley

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2019 10:05 BST

Members of a Lichfield community group for adults with learning disabilities joined the celebrations as a permanent plaque marking their achievements was unveiled at Lichfield Trent Valley railway station. The Friends 2 Friends group were recognised through the West Midlands Railway ‘Cross City Heroes’ initiative, which celebrates contributions to communities along the popular rail line.

West Midlands Railway supports successful Clean Air Day event hosted by Colmore BID

West Midlands Railway supports successful Clean Air Day event hosted by Colmore BID

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 15:39 BST

​West Midlands Railway joined other local transport providers, politicians, health advisers and members of the public in Birmingham city centre yesterday (Thursday 20 June) for Clean Air Day 2019. Clean Air Day is an annual event, which is part of a UK wide campaign to tackle air pollution, by encouraging people and society as a whole to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviour.

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.

Scouts Bromsgrove celebrate Cross City Heroes win

Scouts Bromsgrove celebrate Cross City Heroes win

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2019 13:10 BST

Members of Scouts Bromsgrove have been celebrating their Cross City Heroes win. Children from the group took a trip on the Cross City Line over the weekend (Sat 9 June) to take a look at their plaque, ahead of it’s permanent display at Barnt Green station this summer.

A boost for Community Rail in the Heart of England

A boost for Community Rail in the Heart of England

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 12:17 BST

West Midlands Railway is playing a key role in an exciting new partnership to support and promote community engagement at railway stations across the Heart of England. The train operator has joined with ten other organisations to form the ‘Heart of England Community Rail Partnership’ (CRP).

Astwood Bank Scouts celebrate Cross City Heroes win at Redditch station

Astwood Bank Scouts celebrate Cross City Heroes win at Redditch station

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 14:35 BST

Members of 1st Astwood Bank Scout Group have been celebrating their Cross City Heroes win at Redditch railway station. The group has been chosen as one of 24 community organisations to receive a plaque of recognition at local railway stations on the popular Cross City Line between Redditch / Bromsgrove, Birmingham and Lichfield.

Railway lost property money donated to charity

Railway lost property money donated to charity

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 09:20 BST

Cash left on trains and at stations operated by London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway will now be donated to charity. The train operators have handed over the first donation of money found as lost property on the rail network to Alzheimer’s Society - the company's staff-nominated charity partner for the year.

Jewellery Quarter BID becomes the first Business Improvement District in the UK to adopt a station

Jewellery Quarter BID becomes the first Business Improvement District in the UK to adopt a station

Press releases   •   May 08, 2019 12:05 BST

A new community group led by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) aims to bring a new lease of life to the Jewellery Quarter Station. Through a range of projects and activities and with support from West Midlands Railway, the group has set out to improve the attractiveness of the station, making it a more welcoming and friendly place for visitors, residents and workers.

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Press releases   •   May 07, 2019 08:01 BST

Rail passengers at stations along the West Coast Mainline will be able to find out more about upcoming timetable improvements over the next two weeks. London Northwestern Railway will be hosting a number of ‘Whistle Stop Tour' events at stations, as well as providing senior management on trains across the network to remind passengers of changes to services coming this Spring.