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Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

​ Rail passengers in the West Midlands to benefit from timetable improvements this May

​ Rail passengers in the West Midlands to benefit from timetable improvements this May

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Passengers across the West Midlands will benefit from extra services, and direct trains to a range of new destinations, when West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway introduce new timetables this May. The train operators are introducing a range of improvements, including new additional services, extra capacity and enhanced timetables across the region

​More seats and extra services for Shropshire rail passengers from May

​More seats and extra services for Shropshire rail passengers from May

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Passengers across Shropshire will benefit for more seats and extra services when West Midlands Railway introduces its new timetable in May. The train operator is introducing a range of improvements this Spring, including additional services and extra carriages between Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street.

West Midlands Railway is official Travel Partner for Redditch Tour Series

West Midlands Railway is official Travel Partner for Redditch Tour Series

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

​The Redditch Tour Series Cycle Race returns to Worcestershire on May 9 for the eighth year and West Midlands Railway has been announced as official Travel Partner for the second year. Around 15,000 people are expected to turn out for the event which brings hundreds of elite cyclists to the town.

£3.9 million overhaul of Stechford station to provide step-free access for everyone

£3.9 million overhaul of Stechford station to provide step-free access for everyone

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Work will start later this month to install new lifts, ramps and a footbridge at Stechford station to ensure step-free access across all three platforms for the first time. The £3.9m upgrade to make the station accessible for everyone will be complete for West Midlands Railway passengers by the end of 2019.

Next phase of Longbridge station revamp begins

Next phase of Longbridge station revamp begins

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Passengers are being reminded of important changes to the ticket office at Longbridge station in Birmingham as the second phase of its £1.7 million refurbishment begins next week. The old booking office will be replaced by Spring, with a new fully accessible ticket counter making the station more user-friendly for everyone.

First look at plans for two new Black Country railway stations

First look at plans for two new Black Country railway stations

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Plans are today unveiled for the new passenger rail stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton rail line. These are the latest images of the proposed Darlaston and Willenhall Stations currently being developed by regional rail chiefs.

A range of improvements are being made to trains on the Cross City line

A range of improvements are being made to trains on the Cross City line

Friday, 22 February 2019

​Trains on the Cross City line are currently undergoing a major overhaul, to improve the experience for passengers on the line. The trains are having a fully accessible toilet fitted, along with upgraded passenger information screens, new seat covers and a deep clean of the interior.

Friends, Romans, Passengers, lend me your ears: Stratford-upon-Avon station is getting a refurb

Friends, Romans, Passengers, lend me your ears: Stratford-upon-Avon station is getting a refurb

Friday, 15 February 2019

A busy railway station on the Shakespeare line is getting an upgrade. Project partners Network Rail, West Midlands Railway and Warwickshire County Council are working to give Stratford-upon-Avon station a range of upgrades. These include new waiting and seating areas, improved retail facilities, accessible toilets, and bicycle racks.

Passengers invited to share their views on the redevelopment of Worcester Foregate Street station

Passengers invited to share their views on the redevelopment of Worcester Foregate Street station

Monday, 11 February 2019

Passengers at Worcester Foregate Street are invited to share their views on plans for the redevelopment of the station. West Midlands Railway is investing over £1m into upgrading the concourse area and improving customer facilities.

Nominations are rolling in as the search for the region’s Cross City Heroes continues

Nominations are rolling in as the search for the region’s Cross City Heroes continues

Friday, 8 February 2019

Local Scout groups, animal charities and social groups tackling loneliness in their communities are among those already nominated as the region’s Cross City Heroes. The campaign has also seen entries highlighting a local charity which supports neonatal units and a group working with their local library.