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Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

Ledbury station renamed for annual poetry festival

Ledbury station renamed for annual poetry festival

Friday, 5 July 2019

Passengers passing through Ledbury station over the next week will be visiting the official ‘Ledbury Junction for Poetry’. The railway station has been renamed in honour of the town’s week-long poetry festival which starts today.

Additional carriages for busy commuter services to and from Birmingham Snow Hill

Additional carriages for busy commuter services to and from Birmingham Snow Hill

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Changes will be made to of some of West Midlands Railway’s busiest commuter trains to and from Birmingham from next week, following feedback from passengers. The biggest timetable shake-up in over 10 years has been good news for many rail passengers with direct services to more destinations, faster journeys on many routes and more seats to and from Birmingham everyday.

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machines debut in West Midlands

Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machines debut in West Midlands

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Passengers using one of Birmingham’s busiest stations can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The machines, unveiled at Snow Hill, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.

Next phase of Kidderminster station improvements to begin later this month

Next phase of Kidderminster station improvements to begin later this month

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Work to modernise Kidderminster station takes another step forward later this month. Making way for the new bigger and better glass fronted station building, the current ticket office is soon to be demolished. Whilst this next phase of essential works takes place, temporary forecourt arrangements will be in place from Monday 15 July.

Local book lovers recognised as Cross City Heroes in Sutton Coldfield

Local book lovers recognised as Cross City Heroes in Sutton Coldfield

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Local library supporters in Sutton Coldfield have been celebrating their recognition as Cross City Heroes. FOLIO Sutton Coldfield has been recognised as part of the West Midlands Railway ‘Cross City Heroes’ initiative, which celebrates contributions to communities along the popular rail line.

Funding announced to encourage more people to cycle to their local railway station

Funding announced to encourage more people to cycle to their local railway station

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Over £740,000 is being spent on improving cycle facilities at London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway stations across the network. The Department for Transport has awarded the train operators £371,000 of funding through their Cycle Rail programme, representing around 6% of the total awarded nationally. This is being match funded to help deliver an extensive improvement programme.

Birmingham runners mark Cross City Heroes win

Birmingham runners mark Cross City Heroes win

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Runners in Erdington braved the rain and pulled on their sports gear to celebrate the Run Birmingham group being recognised as Cross City Heroes.

Local Samba band celebrates railway plaque award

Local Samba band celebrates railway plaque award

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Local Samba performers have been celebrating their recognition as local community heroes. North Worcestershire based Someone at the Door Samba Band (SATD) have been showing off their Cross City Heroes plaque, as they celebrate their award for contributions to the local area.

Bournville Scouts unveil railway station plaque

Bournville Scouts unveil railway station plaque

Monday, 24 June 2019

Members of 1st Bournville Scout Group have unveiled their Cross City Heroes plaque at Bournville railway station. At a special ceremony, attended by Scout Group leaders, members, the local commissioner and Chairman of Friends of Cotteridge Park, the group celebrated being nominated as a group to have made a significant impact in the local area.

Friends 2 Friends mark Cross City Heroes win at Lichfield Trent Valley

Friends 2 Friends mark Cross City Heroes win at Lichfield Trent Valley

Monday, 24 June 2019

Members of a Lichfield community group for adults with learning disabilities joined the celebrations as a permanent plaque marking their achievements was unveiled at Lichfield Trent Valley railway station. The Friends 2 Friends group were recognised through the West Midlands Railway ‘Cross City Heroes’ initiative, which celebrates contributions to communities along the popular rail line.