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Friendship group in Birmingham hailed as Cross City Heroes

Friendship group in Birmingham hailed as Cross City Heroes

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2019 09:30 BST

​A remarkable community group which encourages friendship among people with different communication needs have celebrated being recognised as Cross City Heroes.

Birmingham primary school benefits from West Midlands Railway cycling investment

Birmingham primary school benefits from West Midlands Railway cycling investment

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2019 09:30 BST

​Children at a primary school in Birmingham are feeling the benefit of a West Midlands Railway scheme to install thousands of cycle spaces on the rail network.

West Midlands railway lovers can head back in time at Heritage Open Day

West Midlands railway lovers can head back in time at Heritage Open Day

Press releases   •   Sep 05, 2019 13:00 BST

A rare glimpse of railway history will be on offer at a West Midlands Railway station as part of the Heritage Open Days event.

Free travel to University of Worcester Open Day under pilot scheme

Free travel to University of Worcester Open Day under pilot scheme

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2019 14:00 BST

​Students considering studying at the University of Worcester can claim free travel on West Midlands Railway services when attending an Open Day under a new pilot scheme launched today.

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FOLIO Sutton Coldfield - Cross City Heroes plaque

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John Cooper (FOLIO Trustee), Noran Flynn (FOLIO trustee) and Zoe Toft (FOLIO Trustee) with their Cross City Heroes plaque at Sutton Coldf...

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FOLIO Sutton Coldfield as Cross City Heroes

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Noran Flynn (FOLIO trustee), Zoe Toft (FOLIO Trustee) and John Cooper (FOLIO Trustee) at Sutton Coldfield station giving out reading mate...

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Someone at the Door Samba Band - June 2019

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Cross City Heroes winner for Alvechurch - Someone at the Door Samba Band

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1st Bournville Scout leaders Cross City Heroes

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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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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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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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Customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, Richard Brooks, talks about the important work of station adopters across the reg...

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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

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.