Press Releases

Hitachi brings rail manufacturing back to its British birthplace

Sep 03, 2015 13:10 BST Hitachi Rail Europe ​Newton Aycliffe, County Durham; 3rd September, 2015 - Hitachi Rail today celebrated the return of rail manufacturing to its British home in the North East, joining with key delivery partners at the official opening of a £82 million Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Hook a rail bargain to kick off September

Sep 02, 2015 12:54 BST London Midland London Midland is offering 15% off advance and off-peak tickets this September and October. The London Midland network runs through the home of Rugby, from London to Liverpool and across the West Midlands. To access you 15% discount go to The tickets are available now for travel from September 8 to October 18 inclusive.

New Term – New Ticket

Aug 31, 2015 09:11 BST London Midland ​Don’t start the new term with a penalty fare. That’s the message from London Midland as students return for the new academic year this September. Revenue Protection officers are visiting schools and colleges across the region this month to answer students’ questions about train travel. Students will also get the chance to win a day’s free travel anywhere on the company’s network.

Work starts on Four Oaks Park and Ride expansion

Aug 28, 2015 10:52 BST London Midland Commuters using a busy suburban rail station are to get more free parking thanks to a £2 million Park and Ride extension. Centro, the region's public transport delivery body, has started work adding a further 55 spaces to the existing 275 at Four Oaks near Sutton Coldfield.

Going to see the Foo Fighters? Make sure you know times like these.

Aug 28, 2015 09:46 BST London Midland Don't get left behind after this weekend’s Foo Fighters concerts. London Midland’s Terry Oliver said, “Trains from Milton Keynes will be very busy , so don’t make the mistake of aiming for the last service or you could be disappointed. We will have a queuing system in place and we will only be selling tickets on the night to people we know we can get on to the train."

Loss of signalling at Leamington Spa

Aug 26, 2015 06:16 BST London Midland At 00.04, Network Rail advised London Midland of a fault affecting signalling equipment at Leamington Spa.

Capital One Cup Travel News

Aug 24, 2015 16:49 BST London Midland London Midland will be supporting local football fans with 21 extra services for Tuesday night’s Capital One cup games. For more information about London Midland trains and to plan your journey go to

Travel advice for Fusion Festival goers this Bank Holiday Weekend

Aug 24, 2015 09:04 BST London Midland ​ Music fans are being warned not to get left behind after this weekend’s Fusion Festival at Cofton Park, Birmingham on 28th, 29th & 30th August. On these days, London Midland will be running additional services from Longbridge Station for passengers travelling home after the festival. The train company will also be operating a queueing system at Longbridge station throughout the day.

August bank holiday signals second stage in Stafford rail development

Aug 24, 2015 09:02 BST London Midland Passengers are being advised to check before they travel this August bank holiday as long-term improvements to the railway near Stafford cause short-term changes to normal services. The work will be carried out from Friday 29 August until Tuesday 1 September. Trains will not be running through Stafford with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and London Midland services being diverted.

Police appeal after two 19-year-old women assaulted at Wellington station

Aug 21, 2015 15:49 BST London Midland British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information after two 19-year-old women were assaulted at Wellington railway station. Officers have released CCTV images of four people they want to speak to about the incident, on Saturday, 4 July.