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Latest news from West Midlands Railway.

Railway lost property money donated to charity

Railway lost property money donated to charity

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Cash left on trains and at stations operated by London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway will now be donated to charity. The train operators have handed over the first donation of money found as lost property on the rail network to Alzheimer’s Society - the company's staff-nominated charity partner for the year.

Jewellery Quarter BID becomes the first Business Improvement District in the UK to adopt a station

Jewellery Quarter BID becomes the first Business Improvement District in the UK to adopt a station

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

A new community group led by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) aims to bring a new lease of life to the Jewellery Quarter Station. Through a range of projects and activities and with support from West Midlands Railway, the group has set out to improve the attractiveness of the station, making it a more welcoming and friendly place for visitors, residents and workers.

Cross City Heroes to receive railway station recognition

Cross City Heroes to receive railway station recognition

Friday, 3 May 2019

​Heroic groups from across the West Midlands will be receiving special recognition at local Cross City line stations this summer. 24 local community groups and charities have been given the title of Cross City Heroes, following a competition run by West Midlands Railway and West Midlands Rail Executive.

Successful test run of the first Class 172/0 via Kenilworth

Successful test run of the first Class 172/0 via Kenilworth

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

The first test run of a Class 172/0 has been successfully completed between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton. On Sunday 28 April, the four carriage train, made up of two units cascaded from London Overground, made it’s first through journey between the two stations.

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Rail passengers at stations and on trains across the West Midlands will be able to find out more about upcoming timetable improvements over the next few weeks. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be hosting a number of ‘Whistle Stop Tour' events at stations, as well as providing senior management on trains across the network.

Wolverhampton station artwork celebrates city landmarks and history

Wolverhampton station artwork celebrates city landmarks and history

Monday, 29 April 2019

An impressive new piece of artwork can now be found in the waiting room on platform one at Wolverhampton station. The large mural, which measures over 10 metres wide and 3 metres tall, has been produced by local student Coree Bridgen.

​Redditch Tour Series – the count down begins!

​Redditch Tour Series – the count down begins!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

​Organisers, sponsors and Pro Riders have come together to celebrate the Redditch Ovo Energy Tour Series being just two weeks away! The race gets 'back into gear' on Thursday 9th May and is the first race in this season's Tour Series Programme.

New group on track to spruce up Stourbridge stations

New group on track to spruce up Stourbridge stations

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

A new community group has been formed to bring a new lease of life to Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town railway stations – and it’s looking for new members. Friends of Stourbridge Stations (FOSS) will be looking to spruce up the two railway stations, by creating colourful new floral displays and running community activities throughout the year.

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The search for the excellence in the community rail movement begins today (17 April 2019) as entries open for the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards. The awards, now in its fifteenth year, celebrates and rewards the innovation and hard work from the unsung stars of the community rail movement.

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The rail industry is launching a new interactive map which will make it easy for passengers to find out about accessibility at stations, helping to boost their confidence to travel by train. This is part of the industry’s wider programme of work to improve access to rail and deliver long-term change.