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Accessibility transformation of Stechford station reaches major milestone

Accessibility transformation of Stechford station reaches major milestone

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 13:06 BST

​The transformation of Stechford station in Birmingham to make it more accessible for passengers has reached a key milestone with the new footbridge and lift shafts now in place.

West Midlands Railway partners with Malvern Festival of Innovation

West Midlands Railway partners with Malvern Festival of Innovation

Press releases   •   Oct 07, 2019 12:10 BST

Visitors to Great Malvern station will receive a special welcome this week as the Malvern Festival of Innovation takes over the platforms.

Chance to discuss Cross City leaf fall timetable in Birmingham

Chance to discuss Cross City leaf fall timetable in Birmingham

Press releases   •   Oct 04, 2019 10:00 BST

​A special leaf fall timetable is coming into operation on the Cross City line in Birmingham later this month - and passengers can find out more at an information session at New Street station.

Luggage bridge to be restored at Worcester Shrub Hill

Luggage bridge to be restored at Worcester Shrub Hill

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2019 12:10 BST

​A Grade II listed former luggage bridge is being lovingly restored for passengers at Worcester Shrub Hill station by Network Rail.

Friendship group in Birmingham hailed as Cross City Heroes

Friendship group in Birmingham hailed as Cross City Heroes

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2019 09:30 BST

​A remarkable community group which encourages friendship among people with different communication needs have celebrated being recognised as Cross City Heroes.

Top communications award for West Midlands train operator

Top communications award for West Midlands train operator

Press releases   •   Sep 30, 2019 14:15 BST

A top communications industry body has hailed the work of West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway in informing passengers of the biggest timetable shake-up in more than a decade.

Special timetable to tackle Cross City leaf fall

Special timetable to tackle Cross City leaf fall

Press releases   •   Sep 30, 2019 09:15 BST

​A special seven-week timetable for commuters on the Cross City line through Birmingham is being introduced by West Midlands Railway to combat delays caused by autumnal leaf fall.

Final call for West Midlands Railway communities to claim cash boost

Final call for West Midlands Railway communities to claim cash boost

Press releases   •   Sep 26, 2019 10:00 BST

There is little over a week for communities with ideas for innovative projects across the West Midlands Railway network to submit bids for a slice of a £1.7m fund.

West Midlands rail operators come to aid of Thomas Cook customers

West Midlands rail operators come to aid of Thomas Cook customers

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2019 15:30 BST

Holidaymakers affected by the collapse of holiday company Thomas Cook are being offered assistance by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway - including free travel or refunded tickets to and from Birmingham or Liverpool airports.

West Midlands Grand Rail Collaboration launched

West Midlands Grand Rail Collaboration launched

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2019 16:00 BST

​Rail industry bosses have come together in a ground breaking deal and the first of its kind in the country to drive up standards for rail passengers in the West Midlands.

West Midlands Trains statement in response to RMT

West Midlands Trains statement in response to RMT

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2019 12:30 BST

West Midlands Trains has today issued a statement in response to the RMT union, which has declared a dispute with the company in relation to driver-controlled train operation.

Birmingham primary school benefits from West Midlands Railway cycling investment

Birmingham primary school benefits from West Midlands Railway cycling investment

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2019 09:30 BST

​Children at a primary school in Birmingham are feeling the benefit of a West Midlands Railway scheme to install thousands of cycle spaces on the rail network.

Railway uniform recycling scheme nominated for top awards

Railway uniform recycling scheme nominated for top awards

Press releases   •   Sep 18, 2019 10:00 BST

An innovative scheme by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway to donate old uniforms to charity has been nominated for two top awards.

Have your say at Birmingham New Street

Have your say at Birmingham New Street

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2019 08:30 BST

Another 170 ticketless travellers receive penalty fares at Birmingham stations

Another 170 ticketless travellers receive penalty fares at Birmingham stations

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2019 09:15 BST

This week's clampdown at Snow Hill and Moor Street follows a similar operation at New Street in August.

Fund to improve railway communities in Hereford and Worcester launched
Fund for West Midlands Railway communities open for bids

Fund for West Midlands Railway communities open for bids

Press releases   •   Sep 09, 2019 14:20 BST

A pioneering fund to improve neighbourhoods across the West Midlands Railway network is inviting bids from communities with innovative schemes from today.

West Midlands railway lovers can head back in time at Heritage Open Day

West Midlands railway lovers can head back in time at Heritage Open Day

Press releases   •   Sep 05, 2019 13:00 BST

A rare glimpse of railway history will be on offer at a West Midlands Railway station as part of the Heritage Open Days event.

Chance for Chase Line passengers to have their say

Chance for Chase Line passengers to have their say

Press releases   •   Sep 03, 2019 16:30 BST

​Passengers using the popular Chase Line between Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street will have the chance to discuss the service with West Midlands Railway bosses later this month.

Alliance launched to revitalise station buildings

Alliance launched to revitalise station buildings

Press releases   •   Aug 29, 2019 15:34 BST

​High Street retailers and coffee shops could be offered the chance to set up in the region's railway stations under a scheme being looked at by rail bosses.