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London Northwestern Railway calls ‘Time after Nine’ at Northampton station

London Northwestern Railway calls ‘Time after Nine’ at Northampton station

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:05 BST

A scheme to reduce anti-social behaviour on late night train services through Northampton will be launched later this month. From Friday 27 July, there will be a ‘no alcohol’ policy on all trains passing through the station after 9pm.

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 15:43 BST

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has today made an important announcement regarding the December 2018 timetable change. The rail industry has reviewed its plans for the winter timetable following disruption in parts of the country after the May timetable change and will make fewer changes to ensure people get a more reliable service

Euston station to close for three weekends this summer while Wembley junction is replaced

Euston station to close for three weekends this summer while Wembley junction is replaced

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 14:59 BST

West Coast main line train passengers are being urged to avoid all but essential rail travel to and from London over three consecutive weekends in August and September when Euston station will be closed. As part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction - a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2018 07:32 BST

Transport providers, businesses, local authorities and local communities have come together at a first-of-its-kind event held by West Midlands Trains. The inaugural Transport Integration Forum is a unique opportunity to explore ways to improve connectivity and travel integration issues across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks.

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 17:25 BST

The hard work and dedication of station adopters has been recognised by West Midlands Trains, on a day out on the Severn Valley Railway. On Thursday 28 June, 85 volunteers enjoyed a return journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth as thank you for their efforts in brightening up stations across the rail network.

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 10:00 BST

West Midlands Trains has been announced as Lichfield Festival’s new Principal Partner for 2018. The company’s support is a vital boost to the Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival which brings world-class music, arts and entertainment to the city each July.

Do not travel – floods making railways impassable

Do not travel – floods making railways impassable

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2018 20:16 BST

Local train operators are advising passengers not to travel this evening. Flooding across the West Midlands has made many rail lines impassable.

Wembley-bound football fans urged to plan their journeys this bank holiday

Wembley-bound football fans urged to plan their journeys this bank holiday

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2018 13:22 BST

Aston Villa, Shrewsbury Town and Coventry City fans heading to Wembley this weekend are being urged to plan ahead and check before they travel if travelling to London by train.

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 15:09 BST

​London Northwestern Railway is providing an additional Sunday service for customers travelling to the London Marathon this weekend.

West Midlands Trains to give jobseekers a helping hand

West Midlands Trains to give jobseekers a helping hand

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 13:32 BST

West Midlands Trains has welcomed efforts by the UK rail industry to encourage jobseekers to participate in schemes allowing discounted travel to and from interviews and work. The train operator also says it has more plans in the pipeline to help those seeking employment.

Travel early to avoid disruption tonight

Travel early to avoid disruption tonight

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 12:30 GMT

London Northwestern Railway (LNR) and West Midlands Railway (WMR) are advising passengers to travel early to avoid delays. Ticket restrictions have been lifted to help travel early. Severe weather is affecting all LNR and WMR routes. The train companies say passengers can expect disruption and cancellations for the remainder of the day.

Snow Update: West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Snow Update: West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 06:02 GMT

Customers encouraged to check before they travel with reduced services on Birmingham's Cross City Line, to and from Worcester and Hereford, and between St Albans and Watford.

West Midlands Trains supports Year of Engineering

West Midlands Trains supports Year of Engineering

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2018 10:50 GMT

West Midlands Trains is getting behind a government drive to encourage more young people to get into engineering. The engineering industry estimates it will need 186,000 skilled recruits each year to 2024. The company is investing £70 million in train maintenance facilities. The extra facilities will be needed to support £700 million worth of new trains on order for the two networks.

Train companies thank passengers as railway fully reopens after successful Christmas upgrade work

Train companies thank passengers as railway fully reopens after successful Christmas upgrade work

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2018 09:14 GMT

The railway between London Euston and the northwest has reopened on time after a successful programme of upgrades over Christmas and the New Year. As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, work was carried out from London to Lancaster and across the West Midlands as tracks were renewed, signals were upgraded and whole bridges replaced over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and into the New Year.

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 09:24 GMT

London Northwestern Railway is advising passengers to check before they travel over the Christmas and New Year period. Track upgrade work and different travel patterns means changes to timetables over the festive period. However this year train operators are reminding commuters that some timetable changes will still be in effect after the holidays on January 2.

West Midlands Trains Finalises £680m Deal For New Trains With Bombardier and CAF

West Midlands Trains Finalises £680m Deal For New Trains With Bombardier and CAF

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 14:25 GMT

Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today finalised their deal with Bombardier Trains and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to manufacture 107 new trains for the new West Midlands franchise, which commenced this Sunday. The financing is being led by Corelink Rail Infrastructure, a joint venture between Infracapital and Deutsche Asset Management.

West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network

West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 17:21 GMT

Today marks the start of the £1 billion investment into the West Midlands franchise network by West Midlands Trains (WMT), a joint venture between Abellio, JR East and Mitsui.

Check before you travel on Monday

Check before you travel on Monday

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2017 19:01 GMT

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to check before they travel on Monday ( 11 December). Both operators plan to run as full a service as possible. However further snow falls and freezing temperatures overnight may make road access to stations and depots difficult.

Do Not Travel

Do Not Travel

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2017 10:37 GMT

Local train operators are advising passengers not to travel this Sunday. London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are attempting to run as many trains as possible. However poor road conditions are preventing key staff from getting to work. This will lead to a significant amount of delays and cancellations throughout the day.