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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 09:06 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.

West Midlands Trains pledges support to Birmingham Games

West Midlands Trains pledges support to Birmingham Games

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 09:33 GMT

​West Midlands Trains has pledged its support to making the Birmingham Commonwealth Games the ‘best ever’. Almost £1 billion being invested in rail services before the games.

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 09:27 GMT

Local train operator, West Midlands 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.

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Morning Peak Travel Disruption on Thursday 18 January

Morning Peak Travel Disruption on Thursday 18 January

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 06:30 GMT

Due to damage to overhead line equipment caused by overnight strong winds, there is disruption affecting some services this morning.

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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.

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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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West Midlands Trains Official Launch video

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West Midlands Trains held an official launch event at Snow Hill station in Birmingham on Monday 11 December 2017

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