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Considerate Behaviour campaign launched on Birmingham's Cross City Line

Considerate Behaviour campaign launched on Birmingham's Cross City Line

Press releases   •   Jan 22, 2020 09:30 GMT

​Passengers on Birmingham’s busiest commuter train line are being urged to work together to improve the travelling experience as part of a new campaign by West Midlands Railway.

Police appeal after railway staff assaulted at Bournville

Police appeal after railway staff assaulted at Bournville

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2020 10:28 GMT

British Transport Police has released CCTV images after members of West Midlands Railway staff were attacked at Bournville station in Birmingham.

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.

Rowley Regis tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

Rowley Regis tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

Press releases   •   Jan 09, 2020 13:02 GMT

​An historic railway tunnel in the West Midlands is being made more reliable for passengers this month. Two million pounds is being invested in Old Hill tunnel in Rowley Regis as part of Britain’s multi-billion-pound Railway Upgrade Plan.

Lift improvement works at Smethwick Galton Bridge

Lift improvement works at Smethwick Galton Bridge

Press releases   •   Jan 07, 2020 10:00 GMT

​Passengers using Smethwick Galton Bridge station are being advised that some lifts at the station will be temporarily out of use from tomorrow (Wed 8 Jan) for improvement works.

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.

West Midlands Trains statement in response to Mayor Andy Street

West Midlands Trains statement in response to Mayor Andy Street

Press releases   •   Dec 23, 2019 09:47 GMT

Following a statement issued by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street statement today (23 December 2019) concerning train performance, West Midlands Trains has issued a response.

Passengers offered first glimpse of new West Midlands Railway train fleet

Passengers offered first glimpse of new West Midlands Railway train fleet

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2019 06:00 GMT

​Passengers in the West Midlands have been offered a first glimpse of the new, state-of-the-art trains which will arrive in the region next year after on-track testing began.

First phase of new Wolverhampton Station nearing completion

First phase of new Wolverhampton Station nearing completion

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2019 15:00 GMT

​A date for the opening to the public of phase 1 of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station will be announced next month (January) as construction nears completion.

Passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new West Midlands Railway timetable

Passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new West Midlands Railway timetable

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2019 09:45 GMT

Rail passengers in the West Midlands are being advised to check their journeys before they travel when a new railway timetable is introduced 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 create more reliable Chase Line service

New rail timetable to create more reliable Chase Line service

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 10:50 GMT

​Passengers using the Chase Line between Rugeley and Birmingham will benefit from a more reliable service when the new West Midlands Railway timetable comes into effect later this month.

New rail timetable to bring more reliable service to Coventry and Warwickshire

New rail timetable to bring more reliable service to Coventry and Warwickshire

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 10:25 GMT

​Passengers in Coventry and Warwickshire will benefit from a more reliable rail service when the new West Midlands Railway timetable comes into force later this month.

New rail timetable to benefit passengers in Birmingham

New rail timetable to benefit passengers in Birmingham

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 10:15 GMT

Passengers in Birmingham will benefit from a more reliable rail service when the new West Midlands Railway timetable comes into effect later this month.

​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.