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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.