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Take the train to see the planes

Press Release   •   May 28, 2014 13:23 BST

Visitors to this year’s Cosford Air Show, which will be held on Sunday 8 June, are advised to avoid the traffic jams and travel by train instead.

All trains on the Birmingham to Shrewsbury line will be calling at Cosford station on the day, and London Midland has added additional services from Birmingham and Wolverhampton which will provide an extra 2,500 seats.

“After last year’s record attendance, it looks like another bumper year for Cosford Air Show thanks to the return of Vulcan and regular crowd pleasers such as the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight”, said David Whitley, Head of Regional Services for London Midland.

“This year we’re providing more trains than ever before, so why not ditch the car and avoid the jams – especially as Cosford station is just a stone’s throw from all the action”

To avoid queuing, train tickets to Cosford from anywhere in the UK can be bought online (with no booking fee) and posted free of charge. Simply visit

To plan your journey, simply visit or download the free London Midland travel App from Google Play or the App store.

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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west.  Over 60 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manage 148 stations and operate
over 1,300 services a day.

London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia
is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland.  Further information on Govia is available at

London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, four Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, three IOIC awards for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.

In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2012.

For more information about London Midland please visit the London Midland website or the newsroom website.


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