New eco-garden project taking shape at Jewellery Quarter station
The first phase of a brand-new eco-garden has been unveiled at Jewellery Quarter station in Birmingham following a community grant from West Midlands Railway (WMR).
The green installation has been masterminded by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) and will be tended by a team of volunteers as it breathes new life into the station.
The first phase of the community
West Midlands Railway restores additional services between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa
Additional train services will be restored between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa later this month, West Midlands Railway has confirmed.
North end of Cross City Line reopens following overhead line damage
Passengers are being warned of continued disruption between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley after overhead power cables were damaged on the northern section of the Cross City line.
Network Rail engineers have been on site making repairs to the 25,000-volt cables at Gravelly Hill, following its closure yesterday. A number of complications experienced through the night meant serv
North end of Cross City Line to remain closed on Thursday following overhead line damage
Passengers are being warned of disruption between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley after overhead power cables were damaged on the northern section of the Cross City line.
Network Rail has apologised to passengers affected as engineers work as fast as they can to repair the 25,000-volt cables at Gravelly Hill.
Around 800 yards of electric cable - which powers the trains – hav
Nuneaton’s historic station clock and footbridge get £4m upgrade
Work is now complete on a major revamp of Nuneaton station’s passenger footbridge to platforms and historic station clock.
Network Rail has invested £4m on the bridge overhaul and also repointing of the brickwork on the station’s 1915-built clock tower.
The bridge work includes a complete repaint and refresh of the interior walkway, new roof, new windows and essential maintenance to the lift
West Midlands Railway invites passengers to have their say
Rail passengers in the West Midlands are being invited to have their say on their local train service.
With thousands of people returning to the railway as society reopens, passenger numbers are currently at their highest level since the start of the pandemic.
Now, with many schools and workplaces preparing to reopen, West Midlands Railway (WMR) wants to hear from passengers with comments or
West Midlands Railway launches free online business travel hub
With millions of workers returning to offices across the UK, West Midlands Railway has today launched a brand-new, free online service to help companies simplify booking their train travel.
The new service - Just Business - is aimed at business travellers who need to travel for work. It simplifies the booking process while helping customers find the lowest fares for journeys on any train route
Progress Update: Perry Barr station rebuild
Rapid progress is being made on the development of the new Perry Barr Railway Station ahead of next year's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
A steel frame which will support the new station building is now taking shape on site as work continues at pace to get the structure ready for opening next spring.
Deputy Mayor of the West Midlands Cllr Bob Sleigh was among guests to visit the site to
West Midlands Railway driver honoured for work in community during pandemic
A trainee West Midlands Railway (WMR) driver has been hailed as a 'Make A Difference Superstar' for her selfless work in helping others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Charlotte Marsland, from Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire, was selected as part of a BBC initiative to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond to support their communities.
During the pandemic Charlotte set up a Face
Urban fox artwork turning heads at Wylde Green station in Birmingham
A foxy art addition to a West Midlands Railway station is turning heads in Birmingham.
The spectacular mural - named 'Urban Fox' - was commissioned by the Friends of Wylde Green Station and completed by Birmingham-based artist Annatomix.
The fox was selected as the main feature of the artwork as part of the the Friends' mission to develop a more ecologically-friendly station by supporting an
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 'adopte
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.