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West Midlands Railway supports successful Clean Air Day event hosted by Colmore BID

West Midlands Railway supports successful Clean Air Day event hosted by Colmore BID

Friday, 21 June 2019

​West Midlands Railway joined other local transport providers, politicians, health advisers and members of the public in Birmingham city centre yesterday (Thursday 20 June) for Clean Air Day 2019. Clean Air Day is an annual event, which is part of a UK wide campaign to tackle air pollution, by encouraging people and society as a whole to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviour.

All aboard for this year's Sutton Games!

All aboard for this year's Sutton Games!

Friday, 21 June 2019

​Organisers of the Sutton Coldfield Community Games say they are preparing to deliver their ‘best event yet’ as the countdown to the popular town event begins in earnest. With just three weeks now to go until the jam-packed event returns to Wyndley Leisure Centre, the team behind the two-day sporting extravaganza have revealed two new sponsors generously supporting the popular event.

Railway staff uniform wins ‘Best Design of the Year’ award

Railway staff uniform wins ‘Best Design of the Year’ award

Friday, 21 June 2019

New uniform for London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway employees has won ‘Best Design of the Year’ at the 2019 Professional Clothing Awards. Staff at the train operators were issued with new uniforms earlier this year, following months of consultation to put together the final design.

​Dads travel for free this Father’s Day

​Dads travel for free this Father’s Day

Thursday, 13 June 2019

West Midlands Railway is offering an exclusive treat for dads this weekend, with free train travel on Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June). Special ‘Dads Go Free’ tickets will be available to purchase from railway station ticket offices in advance or on the day, when dads travel by train with their children.

[PHOTO] Scouts Bromsgrove celebrate Cross City Heroes win

Scouts Bromsgrove celebrate Cross City Heroes win

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Members of Scouts Bromsgrove have been celebrating their Cross City Heroes win. Children from the group took a trip on the Cross City Line over the weekend (Sat 9 June) to take a look at their plaque, ahead of it’s permanent display at Barnt Green station this summer.

Additional trains for Cosford Air Show this weekend

Additional trains for Cosford Air Show this weekend

Friday, 7 June 2019

​West Midlands Railway will be putting on additional train services this Sunday (9 June) for visitors to the annual Cosford Air Show. It comes just weeks after the train operator introduced hourly Sunday train services on the route between Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

​Railway staff donate over ten tonnes of old uniform to The Salvation Army

​Railway staff donate over ten tonnes of old uniform to The Salvation Army

Thursday, 6 June 2019

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway staff have donated over ten tonnes of old uniform to The Salvation Army. It comes following the successful roll out of new uniforms to over 2000 staff at the train operators earlier this year.

A boost for Community Rail in the Heart of England

A boost for Community Rail in the Heart of England

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

West Midlands Railway is playing a key role in an exciting new partnership to support and promote community engagement at railway stations across the Heart of England. The train operator has joined with ten other organisations to form the ‘Heart of England Community Rail Partnership’ (CRP).

Astwood Bank Scouts celebrate Cross City Heroes win at Redditch station

Astwood Bank Scouts celebrate Cross City Heroes win at Redditch station

Friday, 31 May 2019

Members of 1st Astwood Bank Scout Group have been celebrating their Cross City Heroes win at Redditch railway station. The group has been chosen as one of 24 community organisations to receive a plaque of recognition at local railway stations on the popular Cross City Line between Redditch / Bromsgrove, Birmingham and Lichfield.

Rail passengers reminded of zero tolerance approach to staff abuse

Rail passengers reminded of zero tolerance approach to staff abuse

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Rail passengers are being reminded that there is a zero tolerance approach taken towards the abuse of staff on the rail network. It comes following an incident at Four Oaks station last week (15 May), which resulted in a Birmingham woman receiving a four month prison sentence for assaulting both railway staff and an off duty West Midlands Police officer.