Latest news from West Midlands Railway.
The steel framework for phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building is close to completion. Contractors Galliford Try finished laying the foundations in February, following the demolition of the former British Transport Police building, and a small section of the current station building next to Platform one.
Significant progress has been made on the redevelopment of Kidderminster station, since work started earlier this year. So far, work has focussed on the forecourt at the front of the station, which is currently fenced off. Once this stage of the redevelopment is complete, it will revert to being used as a passenger drop off area and taxi rank.
West Midlands Railway is offering an exclusive treat for mums, with free travel this Mother’s Day (31 March). The train operator is offering a special ‘Mums Go Free’ ticket, to give complimentary train travel to mums across the West Midlands rail network.
The countdown is on to nominate heroic groups from across the West Midlands to receive recognition at local Cross City line stations. With less than two weeks left for entries into the Cross City Heroes competition (nominations open until 31 March) – West Midlands Railway is calling for even more communities to highlight groups who have made a real difference in their area.
West Midlands Rail Executive reveals striking new images of a future “world class” Birmingham Moor Street station as part of once-in-a-generation transformation plan
Striking new images of a radical yet respectful transformation of Birmingham Moor Street station have been revealed by West Midlands Rail Executive, as part of proposals for an ambitious redevelopment to create a station that’s fit for the future, linking seamlessly with Birmingham New Street and HS2 services at Curzon Street.
Passengers are being reminded that a £1.5m package of improvements is to ramp up at Stratford-upon-Avon station. From Monday 18 March, Network Rail, West Midlands Railway and Warwickshire County Council will increase work at the Warwickshire station to deliver a range of upgrades. These will include new waiting and seating areas, better retail facilities, accessible toilets, and cycle racks.
West Midlands Railway is inviting local economic and business leaders to find out about new opportunities arising from a range of timetable improvements being introduced in May. The train operator is hosting a special Rail and Business Breakfast in Wolverhampton, on Wednesday 20 March, to outline a range a commercial opportunities arising from changes to train services this Spring.
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway staff from across the rail network are donating old uniforms to The Salvation Army. Staff working at stations, on trains and at depots across the local rail network have been getting involved in a project to hand over redundant items of clothing to the charity.
Worcestershire, Herefordshire and South Staffordshire rail passengers to benefit from additional services from May
Rail passengers across Worcestershire, Hereford and South Staffordshire will benefit from additional services and later services operating from May. West Midlands Railway is introducing a new timetable from 19 May, with enhanced weekday evening timetables for travellers to and from Birmingham’s railway stations.
Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire to benefit from new services and faster journey times this May
Rail passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire will benefit from new services, quicker journey times, more carriages and enhanced timetables from May. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are introducing new timetables across their networks from 19 May, bringing improvements for passengers across the region.