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Major lift improvement scheme to begin at Tamworth Station

Major lift improvement scheme to begin at Tamworth Station

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 09:30 BST

​Passengers using Tamworth station are being advised there will be no lift access at the site from July 20 while essential improvements are carried out.

Watford Junction forecourt improvements under way

Watford Junction forecourt improvements under way

Press releases   •   Jul 02, 2020 13:00 BST

A project to enhance the forecourt at the entrance to Watford Junction station is under way.​ The scheme, being run by Watford Borough Council, will include the installation of large freestanding letters spelling out 'WATFORD'.

London Northwestern Railway issues travel advice as leisure industry restrictions ease

London Northwestern Railway issues travel advice as leisure industry restrictions ease

Press releases   •   Jul 02, 2020 10:25 BST

​As parts of the hospitality sector reopen this weekend, London Northwestern Railway is reminding passengers that trains are for necessary journeys only.

Thousands of extra seats as West Midlands Trains unveils expanded timetable

Thousands of extra seats as West Midlands Trains unveils expanded timetable

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2020 12:45 BST

​Rail operator West Midlands Trains is adding thousands of extra seats to its timetable from next week as demand for train travel continues to increase amid the easing of lockdown measures.

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London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

​Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today announced that London Northwestern will replace London Midland’s west coast services for the next West Midlands rail franchise, which starts on 10 December.

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has today been appointed as Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, which will take over the next West Midlands franchise on 10 December. He joins from Merseyrail where he has been MD since 2015.

West Midlands Trains' Top Team Announced

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

​Following last week’s announcement that Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has been appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains (WMT), his top team for the franchise has now been announced.

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New staff uniforms - 2019

New staff uniforms - 2019

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Partners officially open The Calm Corner at Crewe station - June 2019

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The Calm Corner at Crewe station

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Lost property money is donated to Alzheimer's Society - May 2019

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West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway staff with Emma Bould from Alzheimer's Society (centre right), handing over the fir...

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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 - June 2020

In this issue: • How the rail industry is working together to beat Covid-19 • Timetables increase – but passengers asked to stay away for now • The new Wolverhampton Station prepares to open to passenger

West Midlands Trains Business Update - April 2020

• How West Midlands Trains is keeping key workers moving during the coronavirus outbreak • Why timetable reductions, enhanced cleaning and social distancing are necessary • Celebrating the vital role of front-line railway workers during the crisis

West Midlands Trains Business Update - February 2020

In this issue: • New West Midlands Trains managing director outlines improvement plans • Plans for new electric train depot to create 100 jobs • New fleet of diesel trains begins on-track testing • Cycling scheme picks up top award

LNR Stakeholder Conference 2020 - Slide Deck

LNR Stakeholder Conference 2020 - Slide Deck

Documents   •   Feb 20, 2020 16:04 GMT

The slide deck from the London Northwestern Railway stakeholder conference held in January 2020.

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