Press Releases

Lucky Christmas travellers to arrive in style aboard Virgin Trains’ Traindeer

Dec 18, 2014 12:52 GMT Virgin Trains • Over 100k commuters journey to loved ones on last Friday before Christmas • Over 50k of these will run through London Euston • Traindeer welcomed by Virgin Trains customers up and down the country

It’s spanners galore for London Midland's engineering team

Dec 17, 2014 14:08 GMT London Midland London Midland's engineering team based at Tyseley depot in Birmingham, scooped a handful of awards at this year’s Golden Spanners Awards. The ceremony, which is sponsored by industry magazine ‘Modern Railways’, was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

Christmas and New Year travel advice

Dec 16, 2014 12:03 GMT London Midland London Midland is reminding passengers to check before they travel in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.

Leaf fall timetable a success

Dec 15, 2014 13:14 GMT London Midland The leaf fall timetable on the line through Birmingham between Lichfield and Redditch has improved punctuality by almost fifty percent. London Midland took the bold move to introduce a special six week timetable on the Cross City line from 3, November until 13, December.

PSI Transcom to participate in International Railway Summit 2015

Dec 15, 2014 08:00 GMT International Railway Summit 2015 ​International Railway Journal and IRITS Events are delighted to announce the participation of PSI Transcom, the German developer and provider of software for public transport and train operating companies, at International Railway Summit, which takes place in Barcelona from 18-20 February 2015.

New timetable starts today - new trains, new services and more seats from London Midland

Dec 14, 2014 10:02 GMT London Midland London Midland’s new timetable will see new trains, new services and more seats being introduced across its network from today (Sunday, 14 December, 2014). Ten extra four-car trains mean passengers will benefit from 139,000 additional seats every week. This includes 64,000 extra seats in and out of London Euston and 75,000 extra seats in and out of Birmingham New Street.

New Northampton Station Lifts and Bridge Open Monday

Dec 12, 2014 15:22 GMT London Midland London Midland has confirmed that the new lifts and over-bridge at Northampton Station will open on Monday (15 December). Following a successful meeting with Network Rail, the two companies have also confirmed that the new £20 million station will open no later than January 12.

Travel advice for West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa fans travelling to this weekend's derby match

Dec 11, 2014 08:31 GMT London Midland Football fans travelling to the local derby match between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa on Saturday, 13 December are advised that London Midland train services will be extremely busy both before and after the game. This is due to the thousands of extra people travelling into Birmingham on the Snow Hill lines for the Christmas market and to do their Christmas shopping.

Hitachi Rail Europe Selects Six Law Firms as Formal Legal Panel

Dec 10, 2014 10:33 GMT Hitachi Rail Europe Hitachi Rail Europe announced today that it has selected six firms to form its first legal panel for an initial period of two years.

New trains, new services and more seats for Crewe & Trent Valley rail users

Dec 09, 2014 09:00 GMT London Midland London Midland’s new timetable will see new trains, new services and more seats being introduced across its network this month. Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent passengers will benefit from new trains with 3,000 extra seats to and from the capital each week. There will also be additional fast services on this route on Saturday mornings to meet the growing demand for leisure journeys.