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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 advised to check journeys ahead of new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Rail passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2019 09:45 GMT

​Rail passengers using the West Coast Main Line are being advised to check before they travel when a new timetable comes into effect this weekend.

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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 - 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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