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​Kenilworth station officially opened

​Kenilworth station officially opened

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2018 15:08 BST

A plaque to mark the official opening of Kenilworth Station was officially unveiled today by the Secretary of State for Transport, the Right Honourable Chris Grayling MP. Mr Grayling was joined by the MP for Kenilworth and Southam, Rt Hon Jeremy Wright and Cllr Peter Butlin and Monica Fogarty from Warwickshire County Council.

London Northwestern Railway calls ‘Time after Nine’ at Northampton station

London Northwestern Railway calls ‘Time after Nine’ at Northampton station

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:05 BST

A scheme to reduce anti-social behaviour on late night train services through Northampton will be launched later this month. From Friday 27 July, there will be a ‘no alcohol’ policy on all trains passing through the station after 9pm.

West Midlands Railway to provide free train travel to competitors at this year's British Transplant Games

West Midlands Railway to provide free train travel to competitors at this year's British Transplant Games

Press Releases   •   Jul 11, 2018 09:51 BST

West Midlands Railway is offering free train travel between Birmingham New Street and University stations to over 2,500 competitors at this year’s British Transplant Games. The annual event is taking place from Thursday 2 until Sunday 5 August across Birmingham. Transplant recipients of all ages will participate in a variety of sports, to celebrate the life-changing impact of organ donation..

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 15:43 BST

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has today made an important announcement regarding the December 2018 timetable change. The rail industry has reviewed its plans for the winter timetable following disruption in parts of the country after the May timetable change and will make fewer changes to ensure people get a more reliable service

Euston station to close for three weekends this summer while Wembley junction is replaced

Euston station to close for three weekends this summer while Wembley junction is replaced

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 14:59 BST

West Coast main line train passengers are being urged to avoid all but essential rail travel to and from London over three consecutive weekends in August and September when Euston station will be closed. As part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction - a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2018 07:32 BST

Transport providers, businesses, local authorities and local communities have come together at a first-of-its-kind event held by West Midlands Trains. The inaugural Transport Integration Forum is a unique opportunity to explore ways to improve connectivity and travel integration issues across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks.

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 17:25 BST

The hard work and dedication of station adopters has been recognised by West Midlands Trains, on a day out on the Severn Valley Railway. On Thursday 28 June, 85 volunteers enjoyed a return journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth as thank you for their efforts in brightening up stations across the rail network.

The city shines as Birmingham International Dance Festival  gets everyone dancing

The city shines as Birmingham International Dance Festival gets everyone dancing

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 09:11 BST

From 1 – 24 June the sixth edition of Birmingham International Dance Festival 2018 (BIDF 2018) has seen the sun shine and the city dance! Audiences were treated to an amazing 205 performances by 338 artists in venues, streets and parks across the city.

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 10:00 BST

West Midlands Trains has been announced as Lichfield Festival’s new Principal Partner for 2018. The company’s support is a vital boost to the Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival which brings world-class music, arts and entertainment to the city each July.

Trains will run as normal as new footbridge is installed between Telford station and town centre.

Trains will run as normal as new footbridge is installed between Telford station and town centre.

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 11:00 BST

Trains will run as normal this weekend, as the first section of the new footbridge connecting Telford railway station to the town centre is lifted into place. Work will be taking place between midnight on Saturday (30 June) and 08.30 on Sunday (1 July).

Stakeholders sit down and relax with West Midlands Trains

Stakeholders sit down and relax with West Midlands Trains

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 10:33 BST

​West Midlands Trains has given Rail User Groups a sneak preview of the seating being developed for a brand new fleet of trains.

Do not travel – floods making railways impassable

Do not travel – floods making railways impassable

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2018 20:16 BST

Local train operators are advising passengers not to travel this evening. Flooding across the West Midlands has made many rail lines impassable.

Wembley-bound football fans urged to plan their journeys this bank holiday

Wembley-bound football fans urged to plan their journeys this bank holiday

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2018 13:22 BST

Aston Villa, Shrewsbury Town and Coventry City fans heading to Wembley this weekend are being urged to plan ahead and check before they travel if travelling to London by train.

 First electric train travels between Birmingham and Bromsgrove

First electric train travels between Birmingham and Bromsgrove

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2018 13:13 BST

​The first ever electric train has travelled between Birmingham and Bromsgrove.

Extra services on the way for the Chase Line

Extra services on the way for the Chase Line

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2018 12:44 BST

Train users will be able to enjoy increased services on the Chase Line later this month, following investment from West Midlands Railway.

Subway closure signals final preparations for full station works

Subway closure signals final preparations for full station works

Press Releases   •   May 10, 2018 16:14 BST

​From Sunday 20 May, 2018, the pedestrian subway at Wolverhampton Railway Station will be closed until summer 2019, as part of plans to develop a new station building.

Kenilworth station to open on Monday

Kenilworth station to open on Monday

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 16:28 BST

​Kenilworth will get its first train service since the mid-1960s on Monday (30 April) , when its new station opens its doors.

West Midlands Railway lights up the region

West Midlands Railway lights up the region

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 13:13 BST

West Midlands Railway (WMR) has lit up famous landmarks across the Midlands in its distinctive orange to further showcase its commitment to transforming rail travel across the region.

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 15:09 BST

​London Northwestern Railway is providing an additional Sunday service for customers travelling to the London Marathon this weekend.

West Midlands Trains to play central role at 2022 Games

West Midlands Trains to play central role at 2022 Games

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2018 13:31 BST

​As the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast comes to a close, West Midlands Trains has further pledged its support to make the Birmingham spectacle in 2022 a success.