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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.

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Disruption to Services between Bromsgrove/Redditch and Birmingham

News   •   Oct 23, 2018 05:53 BST

Due to overhead line problem, local stopping trains between Bromsgrove/Redditch and Birmingham are currently suspended until mid-evening today

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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RAFA members travelling between Stafford and Stone

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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 platform sign

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Hello Dolly flash mob entertains passengers at Wolverhampton railway station

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Local performers from Walsall Operatic Society have been surprising and entertaining passengers with a flash mob at Wolverhampton station...

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Wolverhampton waiting room artwork - April 2019

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A look at the new artwork on display at Wolverhampton station in the waiting room on platform one. The artwork has been produced by stud...

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Royal Shakespeare Company train wrap in action [Video]

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The RSC is reminding commuters that the home of the most famous playwright in the world is on their doorstep. An iconic image from th...

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DfT Community Rail film

DfT Community Rail film

A short video, produced by the Department for Transport, to showcase community rail activities across the rail network.

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West Midlands Trains Business Update - December 2019

In this issue of WMT Business Update: • How new timetable will help improve performance • Exciting plans for major revamp at Perry Barr station • Community Rail Partnership launched in Worcs • Trials of new leaf-busting technology under way

West Midlands Trains Business Update - October 2019

In this issue of WMT Business Update: • Bids fly in for £1.7m fund for community projects • New scheme to revamp disused station buildings • Funding for three new stations in Birmingham • Rail Minister praises quick-thinking WMT staff

West Midlands Trains Business Update - August 2019

In this issue of WMT Business Update: • Managing our major May timetable changes • Major investment in cycling facilities • Staff uniforms win top award • Celebrating our Cross City Heroes

West Midlands Trains Business Update - June 2019

In this issue of WMT Business Update: • May timetable successfully introduced • Rail Minister Andrew Jones comes on board the first electric passenger service on the Chase Line • Class 230s enter service on the Marston Vale Line • Cross City Heroes announced

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