News Desk

Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

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.

Rowley Regis tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

Rowley Regis tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

Thursday, 9 January 2020

​An historic railway tunnel in the West Midlands is being made more reliable for passengers this month. Two million pounds is being invested in Old Hill tunnel in Rowley Regis as part of Britain’s multi-billion-pound Railway Upgrade Plan.

Lift improvement works at Smethwick Galton Bridge

Lift improvement works at Smethwick Galton Bridge

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

​Passengers using Smethwick Galton Bridge station are being advised that some lifts at the station will be temporarily out of use from tomorrow (Wed 8 Jan) for improvement works.

Compensation for  West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Compensation for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020

Friday, 27 December 2019

​Season ticket holders on West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services will not have to pay the upcoming national fares rise, the company has confirmed.

West Midlands Trains statement in response to Mayor Andy Street

West Midlands Trains statement in response to Mayor Andy Street

Monday, 23 December 2019

Following a statement issued by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street statement today (23 December 2019) concerning train performance, West Midlands Trains has issued a response.

Passengers offered first glimpse of new West Midlands Railway train fleet

Passengers offered first glimpse of new West Midlands Railway train fleet

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

​Passengers in the West Midlands have been offered a first glimpse of the new, state-of-the-art trains which will arrive in the region next year after on-track testing began.

First phase of new Wolverhampton Station nearing completion

First phase of new Wolverhampton Station nearing completion

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

​A date for the opening to the public of phase 1 of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station will be announced next month (January) as construction nears completion.

Passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new West Midlands Railway timetable

Passengers advised to check journeys ahead of new West Midlands Railway timetable

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Rail passengers in the West Midlands are being advised to check their journeys before they travel when a new railway timetable is introduced this weekend.

West Midlands Trains to run amended timetable this Saturday

West Midlands Trains to run amended timetable this Saturday

Friday, 6 December 2019

​An amended timetable will be in place across the London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway networks on Saturday. Passengers are advised to check before they travel.

West Midlands Trains reaches agreement with RMT union

West Midlands Trains reaches agreement with RMT union

Thursday, 5 December 2019

West Midlands Trains and the RMT have formulated a settlement agreement covering the role of conductors on the new trains. This will now be subject to a workforce referendum. In the mean time, the remaining strikes have been suspended. However the agreement has come too late to withdraw Saturday’s amended timetable . Passengers are being advised to check before they travel on Saturday