Press Releases

London – Birmingham line still open for business

Feb 02, 2015 14:19 GMT London Midland London Midland is reminding rail users that the line between London and Birmingham, via Coventry and Rugby, is still open for business. Following Saturday's landslip between Leamington Spa and Banbury, London Midland is accepting Chiltern Railway tickets on its trains between Birmingham and Euston. Current estimates are that the line will be blocked until the start of next week.

Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Stoke-on-Trent

Jan 29, 2015 16:33 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Stoke-on-Trent uncovered more than 25,000 illegal cigarettes, 12 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 19 litres of alcohol.

Tobacco and cash seized in West Midlands raids

Jan 28, 2015 13:05 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) More than one million suspected illicit cigarettes have been seized during an operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Birmingham and Smethwick.

More fare dodgers targeted by London Midland

Jan 28, 2015 07:00 GMT London Midland ​A further 120 fare dodgers have been reprimanded following an exercise on the Cross City Line at Longbridge and Northfield on Tuesday (27 January). London Midland is working with the British Transport Police on a new approach to both fare dodging and customer service.

Unlimited Off-peak travel from £15 this February

Jan 26, 2015 09:25 GMT London Midland Off-peak travel from £15 ​Just in time for half-term more fantastic fares are up for grabs this February through London Midland’s Great Escape getaway. There are 100,000 Great Escape tickets available for travel from 7 February to 1 March, but you need to be quick as they’ll soon get snapped up. Download your special voucher from Monday 2 February at,

London Midland services between Birmingham and Liverpool Lime Street

Jan 23, 2015 16:23 GMT London Midland London Midland can confirm that train services between Birmingham and Liverpool Lime Street are starting to operate from 16.00. This follows confirmation from Network Rail that repair work to the overhead power lines between Wolverhampton and Stafford is complete.

​No direct London Midland service between Birmingham and Liverpool

Jan 23, 2015 06:21 GMT London Midland Unfortunately it has been confirmed overnight that overhead lines between Wolverhampton and Stafford are currently down. We are therefore unable to run direct London Midland services both ways between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street for the remainder of the day.

Porthill stroke survivor helps Vision Express unveil its upgraded Hanley store

Jan 12, 2015 16:59 GMT Stroke Association

Northampton's new railway station to open in one week's time

Jan 05, 2015 16:16 GMT London Midland London Midland is reminding customers that there is just one week to go until the new Northampton railway station opens.

Abbey Line successfully reopens after four week closure

Dec 29, 2014 15:16 GMT London Midland ​Following a 30-day closure of the St Albans Abbey Line, the route is now back open.