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Local rail operators welcome new accessibility fund

Local rail operators welcome new accessibility fund

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 14:00 BST

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway have welcomed the launch of a new £20m accessibility fund by the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT has pledged to make money available for station improvements such as paving and raised platform edges.

Additional carriages for busy commuter services at Apsley and Kings Langley

Additional carriages for busy commuter services at Apsley and Kings Langley

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 13:17 BST

Additional carriages will be reallocated onto busy commuter services at Apsley and Kings Langley from next week, following feedback from rail passengers. The biggest timetable shake-up in over 10 years has been good news for many London Northwestern Railway passengers with direct services to more destinations, faster journeys on many routes and more seats to and from London everyday.

Local book lovers recognised as Cross City Heroes in Sutton Coldfield

Local book lovers recognised as Cross City Heroes in Sutton Coldfield

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:59 BST

Local library supporters in Sutton Coldfield have been celebrating their recognition as Cross City Heroes. FOLIO Sutton Coldfield has been recognised as part of the West Midlands Railway ‘Cross City Heroes’ initiative, which celebrates contributions to communities along the popular rail line.

Funding announced to encourage more people to cycle to their local railway station

Funding announced to encourage more people to cycle to their local railway station

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2019 13:09 BST

Over £740,000 is being spent on improving cycle facilities at London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway stations across the network. The Department for Transport has awarded the train operators £371,000 of funding through their Cycle Rail programme, representing around 6% of the total awarded nationally. This is being match funded to help deliver an extensive improvement programme.

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Local Mayor visits Bedworth station to support the work of station adopters

Local Mayor visits Bedworth station to support the work of station adopters

News   •   Aug 23, 2018 10:41 BST

Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Chris Watkins and Lady Mayoress, Collette Watkins have visited Bedworth station to meet local volunteers who work to improve the experience for rail passengers. Station adopter Stuart Anderson and his team gave a tour of the station to show off their work and share their plans for the future.

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New and old train liveries

New and old train liveries

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Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, MD of West Midlands Trains; Cllr Roger Lawrence, Chair of West Midlands Rail

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Wolverhampton waiting room artwork - April 2019

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A look at the new artwork on display at Wolverhampton station in the waiting room on platform one. The artwork has been produced by stud...

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Royal Shakespeare Company train wrap in action [Video]

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The RSC is reminding commuters that the home of the most famous playwright in the world is on their doorstep. An iconic image from th...

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DfT Community Rail film

DfT Community Rail film

A short video, produced by the Department for Transport, to showcase community rail activities across the rail network.

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Scotty at Milton Keynes wins prestigious 'Employee of the Year' award

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Satish 'Scotty' Kakkad, chief booking office clerk at Milton Keynes station, has received the prestigious ‘Employee of the Year’ award in...

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West Midlands Trains Business Update - June 2019

In this issue of WMT Business Update: • May timetable successfully introduced • Rail Minister Andrew Jones comes on board the first electric passenger service on the Chase Line • Class 230s enter service on the Marston Vale Line • Cross City Heroes announced

Stakeholder Conference and TIF slides - April 2019

The presentation given to stakeholders at our Stakeholder Conference and Transport Integration Forum on Tuesday 9 April 2019.

West Midlands Trains Business Update - March 2019

In this issue: • Passengers to benefit from a range of timetable improvements being introduced in May • Stepping up revenue protection activities across our network • Staff donate old uniforms to The Salvation Army • West Midlands Mayor praises the work of station adopters and volunteers

West Midlands Trains Business Update - Jan 2019

In this issue: • We are one – what we have achieved in our first 12 months and our plans for the future • Introducing West Midlands Stations Alliance • Lost property charges dropped • We’re searching for you Cross City Heroes • London Northwestern Railway operates most reliable electric trains

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