News Desk

Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

Passengers give generously to help save lives on the railway

Passengers give generously to help save lives on the railway

Thursday, 20 December 2018

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway customers have donated over £7000 of delay repay claims to support life saving work across the rail network. The train operators set up the ‘Donate your Delay Repay’ scheme in December 2017 and the initiative has raised £7,186 for Samaritans in its first year.

Passengers reminded to check their train times this Christmas

Passengers reminded to check their train times this Christmas

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel this Christmas. Services are expected to be particularly busy over this weekend (21 – 23 December), as many people travel home and festive events across the network come to a close.

New Snow Hill Station entrance will give passengers direct link between trains and trams

New Snow Hill Station entrance will give passengers direct link between trains and trams

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Passengers using Birmingham’s Snow Hill Station are to get a new entrance so they can switch seamlessly between local rail and tram services. An image of how the new eastern entrance will look was released today (Tuesday December 18) by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

£2.3 million overhaul of Lichfield Trent Valley station underway to make it accessible for everyone

£2.3 million overhaul of Lichfield Trent Valley station underway to make it accessible for everyone

Friday, 7 December 2018

Work is underway to install new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station to ensure it's accessible for everyone by Summer 2019.

Passengers advised to check before they travel this Christmas

Passengers advised to check before they travel this Christmas

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel this Christmas. Amended timetables will be in place from Monday 24 December until Tuesday 1 January, with a reduced service on some routes. Network Rail will also be carrying out planned improvement works at London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street during this time.

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway lost property charges dropped

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway lost property charges dropped

Monday, 3 December 2018

Customers will no longer be charged for retrieving lost property from London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway stations. From today, charges will no longer be in place at the train operator’s stations – which will apply to both the return of personal belongings and cash.

Alterations to train services expected until the end of today

Alterations to train services expected until the end of today

Thursday, 29 November 2018

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services may be subject to alterations until the end of service today (29 Nov). A speed limit of 50-mph was in force until around 12.45 this afternoon. Network Rail put the temporary limit in place because of high winds, as storm Diana passed across the country.

Passengers advised to check before travelling today as high winds impact rail services

Passengers advised to check before travelling today as high winds impact rail services

Thursday, 29 November 2018

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services may be subject to delays and alterations today (29 Nov), as a 50-mph speed limit has been imposed on all main line routes. Passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to check their train times.

Visitors to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time this weekend

Visitors to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time this weekend

Monday, 26 November 2018

Visitors travelling by train to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre this weekend, are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. The annual festive market opens on Thursday (29 November) and runs until Sunday (2 December).

Black Friday shoppers advised to plan ahead this weekend

Black Friday shoppers advised to plan ahead this weekend

Thursday, 22 November 2018

As shoppers head out for Black Friday bargains, passengers travelling by train are advised to plan ahead allow extra time for their journeys. On Black Friday last year more than 242,000 people used Birmingham New Street station - 70,000 more than a usual Friday. Birmingham Snow Hill and stations across the West Midlands are also expected to see large numbers of people over the next few days.