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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

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Update - Service suspended between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham until early evening

Update - Service suspended between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham until early evening

News   •   Mar 19, 2018 12:35 GMT

​Following damage to the overhead line equipment near Sutton Coldfield, trains on the ‘Cross City’ line will only run between Redditch/Longbridge and Birmingham New Street. There will be no trains between Lichfield/Four Oaks and Birmingham New Street until further notice while Network Rail engineers carry out repairs.

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has today been appointed as Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, which will take over the next West Midlands franchise on 10 December. He joins from Merseyrail where he has been MD since 2015.

London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

​Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today announced that London Northwestern will replace London Midland’s west coast services for the next West Midlands rail franchise, which starts on 10 December.

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Stakeholders on a tour of Tyseley Depot

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The first electric test train at Bromsgrove station

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Kenilworth sign

Kenilworth sign

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Kenilworth platform sign

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Kenilworth station is officially opened (video)

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A plaque to mark the official opening of Kenilworth Station was officially unveiled on 20/07/18 by the Secretary of State for Transport, ...

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West Midlands Trains hold inaugural Transport Integration Forum

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Transport providers, businesses, local authorities and local communities have come together at a first-of-its-kind event held by West Mid...

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

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The hard work and dedication of station adopters has been recognised by West Midlands Trains, on a day out on the Severn Valley Railway. ...

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This is West Midlands Trains

This is West Midlands Trains

Introducing West Midlands Trains

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Class 196 schedule of finishes

Class 196 schedule of finishes

Documents   •   Jun 19, 2018 10:33 BST

Please note this is not a final document and is subject to some small changes. However, this is how the new interiors might look.

Local Stakeholder Briefing May 2018

Local Stakeholder Briefing May 2018

Documents   •   Jun 05, 2018 14:09 BST

West Midlands Railway stakeholder briefing spring 2018

The West Midlands Railway stakeholder briefing spring 2018 presentation can be found here.

London Northwestern Railway Stakeholder Briefing Spring 2018

Slides from the London Northwestern Railway stakeholder briefing Spring 2018 can be found here

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