Stay Safe with Thomas Competition T&Cs

In celebration of 2019 World Book Day we’re picking 10 lucky winners!

The prize for each of the ten winners are two Stay Safe With Thomas books.

This competition is operated by West Midlands Railway. A brand of West Midlands Trains Limited with offices registered at: 2nd Floor, St Andrews House, St Andrews Street, London, EC4A 3AG.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Acceptance of these terms and conditions is a condition of entry to the competition. By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to enter

The competition runs from 12:00 pm on 7 March 2019 to 23:59 on 10 March 2019.

All competition entries must be received by West Midlands Railway by no later than 23:59 pm on 9 March 2019.

All competition entries received after that time will not be accepted.

To enter you must comment on the competition Facebook or Twitter post.

Only one entry per person. Winner will be chosen at random.

Duplicate entries will not be counted.


No purchase is necessary.

The competition is open to residents in the UK aged 18 years or over, except employees of Abellio Transport Holdings (the UK parent company of West Midlands Trains and its subsidiary businesses), their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the competition.

By entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. West Midlands Railway may require you to provide proof of your identity and that you are eligible to enter the competition – you agree to cooperate with such inquiries.

By entering the competition, you confirm that your entry form and any accompanying materials and submissions: do not contain any material which is defamatory of any person or which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;

  • do not promote sexually explicit material, violence or any illegal activity;
  • do not promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • do not infringe any rights of any other person;
  • are not likely to deceive any person;
  • are not made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • are not threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
  • are not likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • are not used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
  • do not give the impression that they emanate from West Midlands Railway, if this is not the case; or
  • do not advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright or trade mark infringement or computer misuse.

West Midlands Railway reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the competition or if (in West Midland’s Railway opinion) you are in breach of these terms and conditions. West Midlands Railway reserves the right to contact the relevant authorities to report any inappropriate content you submit in connection with the competition or otherwise.

Winners announcement

The winners will be notified via Facebook Messenger before 18 March 2019. The winner must claim their prize by providing their details within 3 days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse, and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.

The decision of West Midlands Railway is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered.

Claiming the prize

Once the winner has been contacted and has accepted the prize, West Midlands Railway will enter correspondence with the winner to arrange collection or delivery of the tickets.

The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf without first providing West Midlands Rail with your prior written consent.

West Midlands Railway does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize. After a period of three months, West Midlands Railway will be entitled to select another winner at random.

Limitation of liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, West Midlands Railway, its agents and distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of West Midlands Railway, its agents and/or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.


All competition entries and any accompanying material submitted to West Midlands Railway will become the property of West Midlands Railway on receipt and will not be returned. Photos submitted as part of social competitions may be used in marketing collateral such as emails, on our website or on our social media channels.

You agree that West Midlands Railway may make your entry and accompanying materials available on its website and any other social media platform in connection with any publicity of the competition. You agree to grant West Midlands Railway a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable license, for the full period of any intellectual property rights, in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-license the competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.

Where your entry and accompanying materials contain your personal data, or the personal data of others, your/their consent to use this information can be withdrawn at any time by emailing [email protected].

Data Protection and publicity

By entering the competition, you agree that any personal data supplied to West Midlands Railway in connection with the competition (including your name, image and contact details) may be used by West Midlands Railway, its partners and/or any third-party suppliers (as applicable) in connection with the administration of the competition only. Please review West Midlands Railway’s Privacy Policy (available at for more information on how West Midlands Railway may use your personal data.

In accordance with the Advertising Standards Agency guidelines, West Midlands Railway are required to publish the name and county of residence of the winner. By entering the competition, you consent to the publication of this information.


If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions West Midlands Railway may, at its sole discretion, exclude you from participating in the competition, to withdraw the prize or to require you to return the prize if already received.

West Midlands Railway reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition If a provision of these terms and conditions is or becomes invalid or unenforceable, that part shall not affect the validity of the other provisions in these terms and conditions and shall be severed from those provisions.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contact us

To contact West Midlands Railway or to de-register and withdraw from the competition please email: [email protected]