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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.

Passengers invited to have their say on new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Passengers invited to have their say on new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Press releases   •   Jan 02, 2020 09:30 GMT

Passengers are being invited to have their say on the new London Northwestern Railway timetable at a series of on-station events in Hertfordshire this month.

Compensation for  West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Compensation for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Press releases   •   Dec 27, 2019 10:01 GMT

​Season ticket holders on West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services will not have to pay the upcoming national fares rise, the company has confirmed.

Rail passengers urged to check before travelling this Christmas

Rail passengers urged to check before travelling this Christmas

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2019 09:00 GMT

Passengers using London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services are being advised to check their journeys over the Christmas period as engineering works and reduced timetables will affect journeys on some routes.

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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.

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New and old train liveries

New and old train liveries

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Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, MD of West Midlands Trains; Cllr Roger Lawrence, Chair of West Midlands Rail

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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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Scotty at Milton Keynes wins prestigious 'Employee of the Year' award

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Satish 'Scotty' Kakkad, chief booking office clerk at Milton Keynes station, has received the prestigious ‘Employee of the Year’ award in...

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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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