News Desk

Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

West Midlands Railway issues travel advice as leisure industry restrictions ease

West Midlands Railway issues travel advice as leisure industry restrictions ease

Thursday, 2 July 2020

​As parts of the hospitality sector reopen this weekend, West Midlands Railway is reminding passengers that trains are for necessary journeys only.

Thousands of extra seats as West Midlands Trains unveils expanded timetable

Thousands of extra seats as West Midlands Trains unveils expanded timetable

Monday, 29 June 2020

​Rail operator West Midlands Trains is adding thousands of extra seats to its timetable from next week as demand for train travel continues to increase amid the easing of lockdown measures.

West Midlands Trains appoints new engineering director

West Midlands Trains appoints new engineering director

Monday, 22 June 2020

​Rail operator West Midlands Trains has announced that Zena Dent has been appointed its new engineering director to oversee the implementation of two brand new train fleets as well as the maintenance of the existing fleet.

West Midlands Railway says ‘thank you’ as passengers don face coverings

West Midlands Railway says ‘thank you’ as passengers don face coverings

Friday, 19 June 2020

​West Midlands Railway has thanked passengers in the region for their co-operation in consistently wearing face coverings on board since their use became mandatory on Monday.

New passenger lifts open at Lichfield Trent Valley station

New passenger lifts open at Lichfield Trent Valley station

Thursday, 18 June 2020

​Navigating the West Midlands railway network has been made easier for passengers with mobility needs after the important opening of new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station this week.

West Midlands Railway update: Face coverings become mandatory on public transport

West Midlands Railway update: Face coverings become mandatory on public transport

Monday, 15 June 2020

​Rail passengers in the West Midlands are being reminded they must wear a face covering when travelling on public transport from today (Monday 15 June).

West Midlands Railway urges passengers to be prepared as face coverings become mandatory on trains

West Midlands Railway urges passengers to be prepared as face coverings become mandatory on trains

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

​West Midlands Railway passengers are being urged to ‘travel prepared’ and bring a face covering with them when their use becomes mandatory from Monday.

Video: West Midlands Railway urges passengers to wear face coverings on every journey

Video: West Midlands Railway urges passengers to wear face coverings on every journey

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

​Rail passengers are being urged to wear face coverings on every journey as part of a new social distancing campaign launched by West Midlands Railway today.

New-look Kidderminster Station opens to West Midlands Railway passengers this week

New-look Kidderminster Station opens to West Midlands Railway passengers this week

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

The revamped Kidderminster Station building will open to the public on Sunday 7 June, it has been confirmed.​

West Midlands Railway urges customers to avoid the train when planning reunions

West Midlands Railway urges customers to avoid the train when planning reunions

Friday, 29 May 2020

​West Midlands Railway is urging family and friends arranging post-lockdown reunions to avoid the train to keep space free for people making the most essential journeys.