London Northwestern Railway: Full timetable resumes on Marston Vale Line
A full rail timetable has resumed on the Marston Vale Line between Bletchley and Bedford today (Monday 19 February).
A partial service has been running on the line since November 2023 when operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR) introduced a replacement train fleet. Prior to that, rail replacement had been in operation on the line since December 2022 after the company which maintained the Cl
Passengers thanked after West Coast main line reopens following emergency landslip repairs
Network Rail has thanked passengers after completing major repairs to stabilise a railway embankment on the West Coast main line after storms and heavy rain caused a landslip between Coventry and Rugby on Sunday 11 February.
The railway between London Euston and Birmingham reopened this afternoon (Tuesday 13 February) after rail engineers closed the line to secure the embankment allowing trai
London Northwestern Railway: Full timetable to resume on Marston Vale Line as £1 tickets launched
A full timetable will resume on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley next week, operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR) has announced today.
A partial timetable has been in operation on the route since November 2023, with four services per day in each direction during weekday morning and afternoon peaks. Prior to this the line had been served by rail replacement buses since De
Passengers urged to check before travelling as landslip causes travel disruption between Birmingham and London
Passengers travelling on the West Coast Main Line between Birmingham and London are being urged to check their journeys on Monday due to disruption following a landslip near Rugby.
Through Monday (12 February), one of the two tracks which connect Coventry and Rugby will remain closed while engineers cut back and clear vegetation from the railway embankment. This critical clearance work will hel
London Northwestern Railway: No train service this weekend due to industrial action
London Northwestern Railway (LNR) is warning passengers not to travel by train this weekend as the operator will be running no services due to industrial action.
Members of the ASLEF trade union began an overtime ban on Monday 29 January, which will run to 6 February. As a result services are reduced on some routes. ASLEF will also take strike action on LNR on Saturday 3 February. The impact of
London Northwestern Railway: Passengers urged to check their journeys ahead of industrial action
Passengers travelling with London Northwestern Railway (LNR) are being reminded to check their journeys and plan ahead of industrial action.
Members of the ASLEF union, representing train drivers, have announced their intention to stage industrial action in the form of an overtime ban between Monday 29 January and Tuesday 6 February inclusive. In addition, members from ASLEF have announced the
London Northwestern Railway issues warning to fare evaders after thousands fined
Bosses at London Northwestern Railway (LNR) have issued a warning to fare evaders after new figures released today revealed the company issued thousands of fines for non-payment last year.
The warning comes one year after the national Penalty Fare for ticketless travel increased to a minimum of £100 in a bid to cut fare evasion.
In 2023, LNR and sister company West Midlands Railway issued a
Rail industry announces positive findings of long-term University of Cambridge research project into staff safety and body-worn cameras
Rail industry and the University of Cambridge announce findings of multi-year research project around body-worn cameras for rail staff Research shows that staff wearing cameras decreases assault rate by nearly 50 per cent and has “a substantial impact on court outcomes” Body-worn cameras have a powerful impact in stopping assaults from happening, by acting as a visible deterrent Rail industry pla
Major signalling upgrade on the West Coast main line over four days in January to kick off the New Year
Network Rail is completing an £85million investment into the signalling on the West Coast main line between Rugeley and Colwich on Sunday 14 and from Saturday 20 until Monday 22 January.
During that time, the section of the railway between Rugby and Stafford will be closed so engineers can connect the new signals that have been installed in stages since 2017. The work has involved upgrading:
London Northwestern Railway urges passengers to travel early for Christmas
London Northwestern Railway (LNR) is urging passengers making journeys this Christmas to travel early to avoid being caught up in Christmas Eve travel disruption.
With reduced timetables in operation across the rail network, infrastructure damage caused by Storm Pia and sickness bugs impacting train crew availability, passengers are being urged to travel on Friday or Saturday where possible, ra
London Northwestern Railway: Passengers advised to check journeys ahead of Christmas period
Passengers travelling with London Northwestern Railway (LNR) are being reminded to check their journeys before they travel over the festive period.
Due to Christmas markets and engineering works, services are expected to be busy and disruption is expected on some dates before the end of the year.
Service changes include:
An amended timetable will be in operation between Christmas E
London Northwestern Railway: Passengers urged to check journeys ahead of industrial action
Passengers travelling with London Northwestern Railway (LNR) are being urged to check their journeys ahead of industrial action in December.
Members from the ASLEF union have announced their intention to stage strike action on Sunday 3 December. No services will operate on any LNR route as a result.
Additionally, ASLEF members will stage action short of strike in the form of an overtime ban
London Northwestern Railway: passengers reminded of upcoming December timetable change
Passengers travelling with London Northwestern Railway (LNR) are being reminded to check their journeys ahead of changes to the national railway timetable in December.
Planners have been updated ahead of the change, which comes into effect on Sunday 10 December.
Changes on the LNR network include:
An increase to the number of trains running between Birmingham and Liverpool, wit
Episode Two of West Midlands Railway’s podcast features Pete Waterman and Francis Bourgeois
Music legend Pete Waterman and railway social media star Francis Bourgeois are among the guests on the second episode of West Midlands Railway’s “On The Rails” podcast, out today (Tue 21 Nov).
In the second episode, pop empresario Pete explains his passion for the railway and how he wrote some of the UK’s most popular pop hits whilst travelling on the train. Social media sensation Francis also
London Northwestern Railway: Services resume on Marston Vale Line
Train services resumed this morning (Monday 20 November) on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley.
Operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR) ran its first service on the line since December 2022 - the 7.18am departure from Bletchley.
The line has been served by rail replacement buses since December 2022 after the company which maintained the Class 230 trains previously in use
Community projects given go-ahead thanks to funding from London Northwestern Railway
Community rail projects have been given the go-ahead thanks to funding from London Northwestern Railway (LNR).
Grants of up to £10,000 were made available through the latest round of LNR’s “Your Community, Your Fund” scheme, funded by the Department for Transport. The scheme is aimed at inspiring people to get involved with the railway and supporting established groups with projects which benef
London Northwestern Railway welcomes Class 730 fleet into passenger service
London Northwestern Railway (LNR) has today (Mon 13 Nov) introduced the first of its Class 730 electric train fleet into passenger service on the West Coast Main Line.
The first service was this morning’s 6.04am departure from Bletchley to London Euston, followed by the 7.24am return from Euston to Tring. Initially Class 730s will run six passenger services every weekday but this will be stepp
Marston Vale Line: Train services to resume on Monday 20 November
Train services on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley will resume on Monday 20 November, operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR) has confirmed today (Fri 10 Nov).
The line has been served by rail replacement buses since December 2022 after the company which maintained the Class 230 trains previously in use on the route entered administration.
Due to the very short platform
London Northwestern Railway: Hertfordshire railway station unveils tea room thanks to community grant
A beautifully-restored tea room at a picturesque railway station in Hertfordshire is now officially open for business thanks to a grant from rail operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR).
Bricket Wood station - on the Abbey Line between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey – has benefited from a makeover thanks to £250,000 of funding from LNR and years of dedication to the project from local
Rail industry creates immersive VR film to show passengers at Birmingham New Street how they can help to combat sexual harassment
Immersive VR experience, designed to empower bystanders to recognise and help combat sexual harassment on the railway, on show today at Birmingham New Street station. Demonstrating how a small action could make a big difference is important - 85% of women would feel relieved if someone intervened when experiencing sexual harassment on public transport. This is the latest in a series of nationw