Local Samba band celebrates railway plaque award

Press releases   •   Jun 25, 2019 10:05 BST

Local Samba performers have been celebrating their recognition as local community heroes. North Worcestershire based Someone at the Door Samba Band (SATD) have been showing off their Cross City Heroes plaque, as they celebrate their award for contributions to the local area.

Bournville Scouts unveil railway station plaque

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2019 14:10 BST

Members of 1st Bournville Scout Group have unveiled their Cross City Heroes plaque at Bournville railway station. At a special ceremony, attended by Scout Group leaders, members, the local commissioner and Chairman of Friends of Cotteridge Park, the group celebrated being nominated as a group to have made a significant impact in the local area.

Friends 2 Friends mark Cross City Heroes win at Lichfield Trent Valley

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2019 10:05 BST

Members of a Lichfield community group for adults with learning disabilities joined the celebrations as a permanent plaque marking their achievements was unveiled at Lichfield Trent Valley railway station. The Friends 2 Friends group were recognised through the West Midlands Railway ‘Cross City Heroes’ initiative, which celebrates contributions to communities along the popular rail line.

West Midlands Railway supports successful Clean Air Day event hosted by Colmore BID

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 15:39 BST

​West Midlands Railway joined other local transport providers, politicians, health advisers and members of the public in Birmingham city centre yesterday (Thursday 20 June) for Clean Air Day 2019. Clean Air Day is an annual event, which is part of a UK wide campaign to tackle air pollution, by encouraging people and society as a whole to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviour.

All aboard for this year's Sutton Games!

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 14:21 BST

​Organisers of the Sutton Coldfield Community Games say they are preparing to deliver their ‘best event yet’ as the countdown to the popular town event begins in earnest. With just three weeks now to go until the jam-packed event returns to Wyndley Leisure Centre, the team behind the two-day sporting extravaganza have revealed two new sponsors generously supporting the popular event.

Railway staff uniform wins ‘Best Design of the Year’ award

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 10:02 BST

New uniform for London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway employees has won ‘Best Design of the Year’ at the 2019 Professional Clothing Awards. Staff at the train operators were issued with new uniforms earlier this year, following months of consultation to put together the final design.

New waiting room opened to help those with hidden disabilities at Crewe station

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 11:06 BST

Passengers at Crewe station now have access to a new waiting room, specifically designed to offer those with hidden disabilities a safe and calm environment. The Calm Corner is the first of its kind on the rail network, brought to life through the work of train operators at the station, Network Rail and advice from a number of partner charities.

​Dads travel for free this Father’s Day

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2019 14:05 BST

West Midlands Railway is offering an exclusive treat for dads this weekend, with free train travel on Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June). Special ‘Dads Go Free’ tickets will be available to purchase from railway station ticket offices in advance or on the day, when dads travel by train with their children.

Scouts Bromsgrove celebrate Cross City Heroes win

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2019 13:10 BST

Members of Scouts Bromsgrove have been celebrating their Cross City Heroes win. Children from the group took a trip on the Cross City Line over the weekend (Sat 9 June) to take a look at their plaque, ahead of it’s permanent display at Barnt Green station this summer.

Additional trains for Cosford Air Show this weekend

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 10:05 BST

​West Midlands Railway will be putting on additional train services this Sunday (9 June) for visitors to the annual Cosford Air Show. It comes just weeks after the train operator introduced hourly Sunday train services on the route between Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

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