News Desk

Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

West Midlands railway lovers can head back in time at Heritage Open Day

West Midlands railway lovers can head back in time at Heritage Open Day

Thursday, 5 September 2019

A rare glimpse of railway history will be on offer at a West Midlands Railway station as part of the Heritage Open Days event.

Chance for Chase Line passengers to have their say

Chance for Chase Line passengers to have their say

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

​Passengers using the popular Chase Line between Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street will have the chance to discuss the service with West Midlands Railway bosses later this month.

Alliance launched to revitalise station buildings

Alliance launched to revitalise station buildings

Thursday, 29 August 2019

​High Street retailers and coffee shops could be offered the chance to set up in the region's railway stations under a scheme being looked at by rail bosses.

Hundreds of ticketless travellers given penalty fares at Birmingham New Street

Hundreds of ticketless travellers given penalty fares at Birmingham New Street

Monday, 19 August 2019

​Hundreds of ticketless train travellers using Birmingham New Street station were issued with penalty fares during a cross-industry clampdown.

Major disruption at Rugeley Trent Valley

Major disruption at Rugeley Trent Valley

Friday, 16 August 2019

Passengers are being warned to check journeys before travelling this evening (Fri 16 Aug) as work to repair damaged overhead lines near Rugeley Trent Valley continues to cause disruption.

Car parking charges to be introduced at nine stations

Car parking charges to be introduced at nine stations

Friday, 9 August 2019

​Car parking charges are being introduced at nine stations across the London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway networks.

Disruption between Birmingham and Coventry

Disruption between Birmingham and Coventry

Friday, 9 August 2019

Rail services between Coventry and Birmingham are expected to be disrupted for the remainder of today ( Friday 9 August). Network Rail engineers are repairing 40 metres of overhead cables in a tunnel near Tile Hill.

Revamp plans unveiled for popular University station

Revamp plans unveiled for popular University station

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

​One of the West Midlands' busiest railway stations is set for a major redevelopment to improve facilities for passengers. University Station in Edgbaston is used by 3.3 million passengers a year - vastly more than the 400,000 it was designed for in the 1970s.

Demolition of Kidderminster station begins ahead of rebuild

Demolition of Kidderminster station begins ahead of rebuild

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

​Work to demolish the existing station building at Kidderminster Station has begun ahead of major upgrade works at the station - half a century on from when it was originally constructed.

Cross City Line Disruption

Cross City Line Disruption

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Due to a track fault, there are no services running on the Cross City Line this morning berween Redditch or Bromsgrove to Birmingham New Street.