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Hundreds of ticketless travellers given penalty fares at Birmingham New Street

Hundreds of ticketless travellers given penalty fares at Birmingham New Street

Press releases   •   Aug 19, 2019 12:50 BST

​Hundreds of ticketless train travellers using Birmingham New Street station were issued with penalty fares during a cross-industry clampdown.

Major disruption at Rugeley Trent Valley

Major disruption at Rugeley Trent Valley

Press releases   •   Aug 16, 2019 15:15 BST

Passengers are being warned to check journeys before travelling this evening (Fri 16 Aug) as work to repair damaged overhead lines near Rugeley Trent Valley continues to cause disruption.

Car parking charges to be introduced at nine stations

Car parking charges to be introduced at nine stations

Press releases   •   Aug 09, 2019 13:30 BST

​Car parking charges are being introduced at nine stations across the London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway networks.

Disruption between Birmingham and Coventry

Disruption between Birmingham and Coventry

Press releases   •   Aug 09, 2019 12:00 BST

Rail services between Coventry and Birmingham are expected to be disrupted for the remainder of today ( Friday 9 August). Network Rail engineers are repairing 40 metres of overhead cables in a tunnel near Tile Hill.

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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 - 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

Stakeholder Conference and TIF slides - April 2019

The presentation given to stakeholders at our Stakeholder Conference and Transport Integration Forum on Tuesday 9 April 2019.

West Midlands Trains Business Update - March 2019

In this issue: • Passengers to benefit from a range of timetable improvements being introduced in May • Stepping up revenue protection activities across our network • Staff donate old uniforms to The Salvation Army • West Midlands Mayor praises the work of station adopters and volunteers

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