Latest news from West Midlands Railway.
The outside of the station has been totally transformed with a new entrance, glazed roof and cladding, while inside a new larger concourse, ticket office and accessible toilet have been built.
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway have welcomed the launch of a new £20m accessibility fund by the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT has pledged to make money available for station improvements such as paving and raised platform edges.
The crucial role played by community rail partnerships and station adopter groups up and down the country was highlighted at a Community Rail Conference hosted by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.
Rail passengers in Birmingham will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes when the West Midlands Railway 'Whistle Stop Tour' visits the city’s Snow Hill station this week.
West Midlands train travellers could see their journeys take them on a different track, with West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway and Resorts World Birmingham ‘paying it forward’ to passengers this month.
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.
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 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.
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 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.