West Midlands Railway to provide free train travel to competitors at this year's British Transplant Games

Press Releases   •   Jul 11, 2018 09:51 BST

West Midlands Railway is offering free train travel between Birmingham New Street and University stations to over 2,500 competitors at this year’s British Transplant Games. The annual event is taking place from Thursday 2 until Sunday 5 August across Birmingham. Transplant recipients of all ages will participate in a variety of sports, to celebrate the life-changing impact of organ donation..

Announcement from the RDG: Rail industry focuses on reliability for December's new timetable

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 15:43 BST

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has today made an important announcement regarding the December 2018 timetable change. The rail industry has reviewed its plans for the winter timetable following disruption in parts of the country after the May timetable change and will make fewer changes to ensure people get a more reliable service

Euston station to close for three weekends this summer while Wembley junction is replaced

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 14:59 BST

West Coast main line train passengers are being urged to avoid all but essential rail travel to and from London over three consecutive weekends in August and September when Euston station will be closed. As part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction - a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.

West Midlands Trains holds inaugural Transport Integration Forum

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2018 07:32 BST

Transport providers, businesses, local authorities and local communities have come together at a first-of-its-kind event held by West Midlands Trains. The inaugural Transport Integration Forum is a unique opportunity to explore ways to improve connectivity and travel integration issues across the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway networks.

West Midlands Trains recognises the hard work and dedication of station adopters

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 17:25 BST

The hard work and dedication of station adopters has been recognised by West Midlands Trains, on a day out on the Severn Valley Railway. On Thursday 28 June, 85 volunteers enjoyed a return journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth as thank you for their efforts in brightening up stations across the rail network.

The city shines as Birmingham International Dance Festival gets everyone dancing

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 09:11 BST

From 1 – 24 June the sixth edition of Birmingham International Dance Festival 2018 (BIDF 2018) has seen the sun shine and the city dance! Audiences were treated to an amazing 205 performances by 338 artists in venues, streets and parks across the city.

All aboard for Lichfield Festival as West Midlands Trains becomes principal partner

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 10:00 BST

West Midlands Trains has been announced as Lichfield Festival’s new Principal Partner for 2018. The company’s support is a vital boost to the Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival which brings world-class music, arts and entertainment to the city each July.

Trains will run as normal as new footbridge is installed between Telford station and town centre.

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 11:00 BST

Trains will run as normal this weekend, as the first section of the new footbridge connecting Telford railway station to the town centre is lifted into place. Work will be taking place between midnight on Saturday (30 June) and 08.30 on Sunday (1 July).

New cycle parking arrangements at Wolverhamton railway station

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 16:48 BST

Cycle parking arrangements at Wolverhampton Railway Station are changing in preparation for works to start on delivering a new station building.

Stakeholders sit down and relax with West Midlands Trains

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 10:33 BST

​West Midlands Trains has given Rail User Groups a sneak preview of the seating being developed for a brand new fleet of trains.

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About West Midlands Trains

West Midlands Trains Ltd. will be running the West Midlands rail franchise from 10 December 2017 until 2025/6.

Operating train services between London and Northwest and in and around the West Midlands region, West Midlands Trains Ltd. will be running the West Midlands rail franchise from 10 December 2017 until 2025/6.


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