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Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

Poetry for passengers at Kenilworth station café

Poetry for passengers at Kenilworth station café

Passengers travelling through Kenilworth station can enjoy some poetry in the station’s community cafe over the next three weeks. Matt Black, who is from nearby Leamington Spa, will be visiting the station at various times to entertain customers. He will be performing until the start of Kenilworth Arts Festival on Thursday 20 September.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Station adopters celebrate 100 years of women’s rights at Widney Manor

Station adopters celebrate 100 years of women’s rights at Widney Manor

Station adopters at Widney Manor are celebrating the centenary of the Suffragette movement with a themed display on the station platform. The group, who are all members of Soroptimist International Solihull & District Club, have created new planters with flowers and foliage in Suffragette colours, purple, white and green

Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Smethwick Rolfe Street to feature in Heritage Open Days line up

Smethwick Rolfe Street to feature in Heritage Open Days line up

Smethwick Rolfe Street station will be welcoming visitors this weekend as part of this year’s Heritage Opens Days. West Midlands Railway operates the station, and will be marking the occasion between 1000 and 1600 on Saturday 15 September.

Monday, 10 September 2018
Disruption to trains on all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill this evening

Disruption to trains on all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill this evening

There will be disruption to trains on all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill this evening. This is due to a number of issues on the route today.

Friday, 7 September 2018
Free travel for aspiring artists in Chelmsley Wood

Free travel for aspiring artists in Chelmsley Wood

West Midlands Trains is supporting a group of aspiring artists from Chelmsley Wood, as they complete an exciting summer school programme in the city. The train operator is providing free travel for a group of young people between Marston Green and Birmingham New Street on Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th September.

Friday, 7 September 2018
Seats of Inspiration to arrive at Nuneaton

Seats of Inspiration to arrive at Nuneaton

Benches at Nuneaton station are due a colourful transformation later this month as part of a project run by local art group, Art Alert. The collective, which has used space at the station for exhibitions since 2017, is dedicated to getting local people involved in arts and crafts.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
West Midlands Railway sponsors The Albion Foundation

West Midlands Railway sponsors The Albion Foundation

The Albion Foundation's Education Department will go in to the next academic year full steam ahead, thanks to a sponsorship deal with West Midlands Railway. The train operator will be sponsoring Albion's charity arm, with a particular focus on education in the local community.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Northamptonshire artist celebrates the freedom of train travel in 'No Boundaries' exhibition

Northamptonshire artist celebrates the freedom of train travel in 'No Boundaries' exhibition

An aspiring artist from Norton, near Long Buckby, is featuring in a unique exhibition celebrating the freedom of train travel for those facing a range of accessibility challenges. Emma Johns is one of a group of artists who have produced pieces for the National Rail 'No Boundaries' display.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Railway reopens after successful bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

Railway reopens after successful bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

London Euston station reopened today (Tuesday 28 August) after the second stage of work to replace North Wembley junction was completed. The railway between Birmingham International and Rugby has also reopened following work over the bank holiday weekend.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Extra train services for Godiva Festival visitors this weekend

Extra train services for Godiva Festival visitors this weekend

West Midlands Railway is providing extra services for rail passengers travelling to Coventry for this year’s Godiva Festival. The free music and arts event, which takes place between Friday 31 August and Sunday 2 September, is expected to attract thousands of people to Coventry’s War Memorial Park.

Monday, 27 August 2018