Press Releases

Countdown to Euston line closure this Easter

Mar 27, 2015 14:11 GMT London Midland ​Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, a section of the West Coast main line – the stretch of railway that runs into and out of London Euston – will be closed.

Unlimited Off-peak travel from £15 this April

Mar 23, 2015 08:50 GMT London Midland ​Just in time for the Easter school break, London Midland has more fantastic fares are up for grabs this April through the Great Escape getaway. There areover 50,000 Great Escape tickets available for travel from 7 - 19 April. Download your special voucher from Monday 30 March at

Hitachi Rail Europe named as FirstGroup’s preferred supplier to provide fleet of new AT300 trains for the South West

Mar 23, 2015 08:00 GMT Hitachi Rail Europe itachi Rail Europe announced today that it has been named by FirstGroup as preferred supplier, subject to contract, for the supply of 29 trains for the new First Great Western franchise, subject to approval by the Department for Transport. The 29 bi-mode AT300 trains would run primarily from London Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance, replacing 40-year-old High Speed Trains on the intercity route.

Check before you travel this Easter as investment in the railway continues

Mar 19, 2015 12:57 GMT London Midland Passengers are being advised to check before they travel on the West Coast main line this Easter as Network Rail continues its programme of investment and improvements. There will be no direct services between London Euston and Hemel Hempstead from Good Friday (3 April) and Easter Monday (6 April) while Network Rail installs the latest upgrades in the Watford area.

Evening peak services disrupted to and from London Euston

Mar 18, 2015 15:31 GMT London Midland Severe disruption to trains to and from Euston will affect evening peak services. This is due to damage to the overhead power supply in the Bletchley area. Network Rail estimates it could take until 0600 hours tomorrow (Thursday 19 March) to repair 800 metres of damaged cables.

​​Major disruption on services to and from London Euston

Mar 18, 2015 14:51 GMT London Midland There is severe disruption to train services to and from Euston. This is due to damage to the overhead power supply in the Bletchley area. The London Midland services to and from Euston affected are: Northampton via Milton Keynes Birmingham via Northampton and Crewe via the Trent Valley

Better mobile coverage on trains

Mar 18, 2015 07:30 GMT Telenor Norway The goal is a better mobile experience for travellers as a result of NSB, the Norwegian National Rail Administration and Telenor teaming up to expand the 4G network along the country's busiest railways - initially around Oslo and Stavanger.

 From Walsall to Wembley - Travel Advice for Sunday's Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final

Mar 17, 2015 09:41 GMT London Midland ​London Midland is advising Wembley-bound Walsall fans to change trains at Harrow and Wealdstone this Sunday (22 March). To help ease the journey to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final, London Midland trains will be making additional stops at Harrow and Wealdstone station.Here you can make an easy connection to Wembley Central using London Underground and London Overground rail services.

Birmingham man banned in landmark anti-social behaviour ruling

Mar 12, 2015 16:25 GMT London Midland A Birmingham man has been banned from part of the railway network in a landmark ruling cracking down on anti-social behaviour on public transport. Matthew Bayliss is the first person in the West Midlands to receive a full Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) relating to the transport network. The order follows a two year onslaught of misbehaviour by Bayliss on the Cross City line.

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP welcomes arrival of first Hitachi pre-series Class 800 train for Intercity Express Programme

Mar 12, 2015 13:30 GMT Hitachi Rail Europe Hitachi Rail Europe, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Hitachi Transport Systems and ABP join the minister in celebrating train arrival at Port of Southampton