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Friends, Romans, Passengers, lend me your ears: Stratford-upon-Avon station is getting a refurb

Friends, Romans, Passengers, lend me your ears: Stratford-upon-Avon station is getting a refurb

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2019 09:05 GMT

A busy railway station on the Shakespeare line is getting an upgrade. Project partners Network Rail, West Midlands Railway and Warwickshire County Council are working to give Stratford-upon-Avon station a range of upgrades. These include new waiting and seating areas, improved retail facilities, accessible toilets, and bicycle racks.

Rail travel discounts for Milton Keynes commuters

Rail travel discounts for Milton Keynes commuters

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2019 10:05 GMT

Staff at Milton Keynes businesses are being offered savings on travelling to work using London Northwestern Railway, when employers sign up to SmartGo. SmartGo Milton Keynes is a scheme to help encourage commuters to use various forms of public transport, by providing offers with local operators.

Passengers invited to share their views on the redevelopment of Worcester Foregate Street station

Passengers invited to share their views on the redevelopment of Worcester Foregate Street station

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 09:15 GMT

Passengers at Worcester Foregate Street are invited to share their views on plans for the redevelopment of the station. West Midlands Railway is investing over £1m into upgrading the concourse area and improving customer facilities.

Nominations are rolling in as the search for the region’s Cross City Heroes continues

Nominations are rolling in as the search for the region’s Cross City Heroes continues

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2019 10:05 GMT

Local Scout groups, animal charities and social groups tackling loneliness in their communities are among those already nominated as the region’s Cross City Heroes. The campaign has also seen entries highlighting a local charity which supports neonatal units and a group working with their local library.

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Disruption to Services between Bromsgrove and Birmingham

News   •   Oct 23, 2018 05:53 BST

Due to signalling problems, trains between Bromsgrove and Birmingham are subject to disruption

Local Mayor visits Bedworth station to support the work of station adopters

Local Mayor visits Bedworth station to support the work of station adopters

News   •   Aug 23, 2018 10:41 BST

Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Chris Watkins and Lady Mayoress, Collette Watkins have visited Bedworth station to meet local volunteers who work to improve the experience for rail passengers. Station adopter Stuart Anderson and his team gave a tour of the station to show off their work and share their plans for the future.

West Midlands Railway staff run for organ donation

West Midlands Railway staff run for organ donation

News   •   Aug 06, 2018 11:45 BST

West Midlands Railway staff have joined transplant recipients, donors and other supporters to run in celebration of organ donation. The 3k and 5k Donor Runs took place on Saturday 4 August as part of this years' British Transplant Games.

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.

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Jon Harris talks about our commitment to making the railway dementia friendly

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Steve Pottinger reads a special poem at Stechford station

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Steve Pottinger, from local poetry group Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists' ' reads a special poem called 'Pride of Place', which cele...

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Richard Brooks at Stechford station

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Andy Street at Stechford station

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west Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, praises the work of station adopters and volunteers across the region, at a special event at Stechford ...

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West Midlands Trains Business Update - Jan 2019

In this issue: • We are one – what we have achieved in our first 12 months and our plans for the future • Introducing West Midlands Stations Alliance • Lost property charges dropped • We’re searching for you Cross City Heroes • London Northwestern Railway operates most reliable electric trains

Community  Rail Report - London Northwestern Railway

Community Rail is an important element to the West Midlands Trains franchise and is at the heart of the London Northwestern Railway Customer Experience Directorate. We have three extremely engaged and active award-winning Community Rail Partnerships, as well as 26 station adoption groups. This report looks back on the first year of this franchise and documents the progress which has been made.

Community Rail Report - West Midlands Railway

Community Rail Report - West Midlands Railway

Documents   •   Jan 02, 2019 15:28 GMT

Community Rail is a key component of the Customer Experience Directorate at West Midlands Railway and we are working to introduce community activity at all of our 114 stations. This report covers the key community rail activities of the past year, outlines the strategic goals with committed obligations that have been delivered and provides summaries of projects for the year ahead.

West Midlands Trains Business Update - Nov 2018

West Midlands Trains Business Update is our new bi-monthly stakeholder newsletter. In this issue: • An update on the introduction of the Class 230s on the Marston Vale Line. • Work begins on the new Wolverhampton interchange • Open days inspire the next generation • BBC Music Day comes to stations across our network • Introducing our news head of stakeholders and community

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