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Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

Passengers urged to check journeys this weekend as Storm Dennis arrives

Passengers urged to check journeys this weekend as Storm Dennis arrives

Friday, 14 February 2020

Passengers travelling on West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway this weekend are being urged to check their journeys with Storm Dennis expected to bring high winds to the UK.

West Midlands Railway announces online ticket sale as improvement plan launches

West Midlands Railway announces online ticket sale as improvement plan launches

Friday, 14 February 2020

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway customers can secure a 20% discount on their travel this half-term as the operators roll out plans to improve performance.

Storm Ciara: Passengers advised not to travel

Storm Ciara: Passengers advised not to travel

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Following a number of storm-related incidents across the network, West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising passengers not to travel today.

West Midlands Trains to invest an additional £20m into rail network

West Midlands Trains to invest an additional £20m into rail network

Sunday, 9 February 2020

West Midlands Trains will invest an additional £20m into the railway network following a period of poor performance in 2019.

Passengers warned of Sunday travel disruption due to Storm Ciara

Passengers warned of Sunday travel disruption due to Storm Ciara

Friday, 7 February 2020

Passengers using West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services on Sunday are being warned of travel disruption with Storm Ciara expected to bring winds of up to 80mph.

Proposed state-of-the art train depot to bring over 100 new jobs to West Midlands

Proposed state-of-the art train depot to bring over 100 new jobs to West Midlands

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

​West Midlands Trains has released plans to build a clean, modern, state-of-the-art train depot. The proposed development is part of the company's £1 billion investment programme and will create more than 100 brand new jobs in the Sandwell area.

More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements

More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

​West Midlands Trains (WMT) passengers will receive a 10 per cent discount on their travel this summer as compensation for recent poor performance, new managing director Julian Edwards has announced.

Considerate Behaviour campaign launched on Birmingham's Cross City Line

Considerate Behaviour campaign launched on Birmingham's Cross City Line

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

​Passengers on Birmingham’s busiest commuter train line are being urged to work together to improve the travelling experience as part of a new campaign by West Midlands Railway.

Police appeal after railway staff assaulted at Bournville

Police appeal after railway staff assaulted at Bournville

Friday, 17 January 2020

British Transport Police has released CCTV images after members of West Midlands Railway staff were attacked at Bournville station in Birmingham.

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Monday, 13 January 2020

Julian Edwards has been named as the new managing director of West Midlands Trains (WMT). Julian has been a director of WMT since 2017 – and more recently the MD of East Midlands Railway during the successful mobilisation and launch of the new franchise. The current MD of West Midlands Trains, Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, will work alongside Julian until Easter to ensure a smooth transition.