Spectacular mural unveiled at Jewellery Quarter station
A spectacular mural celebrating the history and heritage of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter has been installed at the area's railway station.The six-metre wide artwork shines the spotlight on the area and features iconic buildings such as the recnetly-restored Argent Centre and Chamberlain Clock. The project was led by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), which has 'adopted' t
Changes to train Snow Hill services due to staff availability
West Midlands Railway is making temporary changes to its timetables from Monday (2 August). The train operator says the changes are necessary as Covid 19 has had a major impact on the ability to get new drivers trained . The timetable revisions will improve the reliability of the service provided. The changes affect services on the Snow Hill Lines between Kidderminster and Straford upon Avon.
Signal and track improvements for Trent Valley Line passengers
Rail passengers travelling between Stafford and Rugby are being urged to ‘look before they book’ ahead of a month of weekend railway upgrades.The major improvements to the Trent Valley Line will see new railway track laid and signalling – the traffic lights of the railway – improved.Once complete, it will mean smoother, more reliable journeys for passengers who use this busy stretch of the West Co
Vintage artwork unveiled at Small Heath station in Birmingham
Passengers using West Midlands Railway services from Small Heath in Birmingham are enjoying a vintage feeling thanks to a new community art project.A new poster highlights the fast journey time - as little as four minutes - for passengers to reach the city centre and has been designed in art deco style to reflect that the station first opened in 1908.The project is the first in a series of improve
Wear a face covering out of respect for others
West Midlands Railway is asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings from Monday (19 July) as Covid restrictions are eased. The train company is also warning rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.
Railway lovers in Worcestershire invited to find out more about Community Rail Partnership
Rail lovers in Worcestershire are being invited to find out more about the work of the county's Community Rail Partnership (CRP) next week.The partnership, which works to connect railway stations with their local communities, is holding a drop-in session at the Worcester Guildhall from 10.30am - 2.30pm on Friday 23 July.Visitors can learn more about the work of the CRP, enter a competition to name
West Midlands Railway urges passengers to check before travelling on Sunday
West Midlands Railway (WMR) is urging passengers planning to travel this Sunday to check their journeys as timetables may be subject to short-notice alterations.Fewer services are expected to run across the network due to increased numbers of train crew self-isolating coupled with ongoing delays to the company’s driver training programme caused by the pandemic. Planned engineering works are also t
Railway upgrade work between Walsall and Cannock
Passengers in the West Midlands will have better, smoother journeys thanks to track renewal on the line between Walsall and Cannock.The £500,000 investment will mean more reliable journeys on the Chase line which connects Rugeley Trent Valley with Birmingham New Street via Walsall.Work began at the weekend and is taking place over four consecutive Sundays during which parts of the railway will be
New-look Wolverhampton Station formally opens
The second half of the new-look Wolverhampton Station has formally opened to the public today (Monday 28 June).
Volunteers' Week: West Midlands Railway pays tribute as record numbers step forward
Railway chiefs have paid tribute to the community spirit of the West Midlands after record numbers of people stepped forward to care for their local stations.
West Midlands Railway unveils 18 poems for Shakespeare Line stations
Rail passengers in the West Midlands will have a little extra inspiration and entertainment when travelling on the Shakespeare Line from today with the release of 18 specially-written poems.