Latest news from West Midlands Railway.
More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements
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.
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.
British Transport Police has released CCTV images after members of West Midlands Railway staff were attacked at Bournville station in Birmingham.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.