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Leaves off the line: leaf-busting locos help keep passengers on the move this autumn

Leaves off the line: leaf-busting locos help keep passengers on the move this autumn

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 12:23 BST

Four specialist trains are working 24 hours a day to blast leaves off the line and keep passengers and freight moving.

Additional carriages for Liverpool-bound trains this weekend

Additional carriages for Liverpool-bound trains this weekend

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 13:22 BST

There will be additional carriages on many London Northwestern Railway services to and from Liverpool this weekend, as Giants parade through the city for the third and final time. From Thursday 4 until Sunday 7 October, the world-famous street theatre company Royal de Luxe , from Nantes, will visit both Liverpool and Wirral.

West Midlands Trains wins award for mental health awareness campaign

West Midlands Trains wins award for mental health awareness campaign

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 10:01 BST

West Midlands Trains has been recognised for working to raise awareness of mental health issues, at this year’s Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) awards. The train operator has won Best Ongoing Campaign at this year’s awards, for it's ‘Hear to Listen’ initiative.

New passenger assistance app to be rolled out across the rail industry

New passenger assistance app to be rolled out across the rail industry

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 08:30 BST

A new passenger assistance app is due to be rolled out across the rail industry from autumn 2019. London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railways are two of four train operators currently trialling the new system. The app will make it easier for customers to book help at stations and will give staff the tools they need to deliver a consistent and reliable service.

Designs unveiled for three new rail stations in Birmingham

Designs unveiled for three new rail stations in Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 13:59 BST

Plans for three new Birmingham rail stations have today been unveiled as the reopening of the Camp Hill Line to passenger services takes another step forward. Under the proposals the line, reopened to passenger services for the first time since the Second World War, would initially have three stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell.

Railway staff recognised for language skills with custom name badges

Railway staff recognised for language skills with custom name badges

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 15:45 BST

Railway staff who speak multiple languages will be more identifiable across the London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway networks from this week. Over 25 different languages are represented by staff in a range of roles, including French, Urdu, Arabic and British Sign Language (BSL).

Half price train tickets for 'Tyseley at 50' visitors

Half price train tickets for 'Tyseley at 50' visitors

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 11:04 BST

Railway enthusiasts heading to the ‘Tyseley at 50’ weekend can enjoy half price rail travel on West Midlands Railway services to and from the event. On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, Vintage Trains will be opening the doors of their restoration depot at Tyseley for the 50th year in a row.

Disruption to services due to signalling centre evacuation

Disruption to services due to signalling centre evacuation

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 22:56 BST

There is disruption to train services this evening (18 Sept) due to an evacuation of the signalling centre at Rugby. There are currently no trains to or from London Euston and trains are also affected between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street.

London Northwestern Railway celebrates 180 years since the first train between London and Birmingham

London Northwestern Railway celebrates 180 years since the first train between London and Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 10:48 BST

London Northwestern Railway has been celebrating 180 years of history this morning (Monday 17 September) by marking the anniversary of the very first train to operate between London and Birmingham. On 17 September 1838, the company known as London and Northwestern Railway, operated the first departure from London Euston.

Stone station takes part in RAF centenary celebrations

Stone station takes part in RAF centenary celebrations

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2018 09:30 BST

On Sunday 9 September, Stone station will be helping to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force. Members of the local Stone and Stafford branches of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) will pass over a commemorative RAF token as it travels across the country. The token will eventually arrive at the Birmingham Military Tattoo on 24 November.