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Free travel to University of Worcester Open Day under pilot scheme

Free travel to University of Worcester Open Day under pilot scheme

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2019 14:00 BST

​Students considering studying at the University of Worcester can claim free travel on West Midlands Railway services when attending an Open Day under a new pilot scheme launched today.

Station volunteers hailed at Community Rail Conference

Station volunteers hailed at Community Rail Conference

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 12:55 BST

​The crucial role played by community rail partnerships and station adopter groups up and down the country was highlighted at a Community Rail Conference hosted by West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

Ledbury station renamed for annual poetry festival

Ledbury station renamed for annual poetry festival

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2019 10:05 BST

Passengers passing through Ledbury station over the next week will be visiting the official ‘Ledbury Junction for Poetry’. The railway station has been renamed in honour of the town’s week-long poetry festival which starts today.

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.

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FOLIO Sutton Coldfield as Cross City Heroes

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Noran Flynn (FOLIO trustee), Zoe Toft (FOLIO Trustee) and John Cooper (FOLIO Trustee) at Sutton Coldfield station giving out reading mate...

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FOLIO Sutton Coldfield - Cross City Heroes plaque

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John Cooper (FOLIO Trustee), Noran Flynn (FOLIO trustee) and Zoe Toft (FOLIO Trustee) with their Cross City Heroes plaque at Sutton Coldf...

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Someone at the Door Samba Band - June 2019

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Cross City Heroes winner for Alvechurch - Someone at the Door Samba Band

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1st Bournville Scout leaders Cross City Heroes

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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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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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Steve Pottinger reads a special poem at Stechford station

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Steve Pottinger, from local poetry group Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists' ' reads a special poem called 'Pride of Place', which cele...

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Richard Brooks at Stechford station

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Customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, Richard Brooks, talks about the important work of station adopters across the reg...

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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

Community  Rail Report - London Northwestern Railway

Community Rail is an important element to the West Midlands Trains franchise and is at the heart of the London Northwestern Railway Customer Experience Directorate. We have three extremely engaged and active award-winning Community Rail Partnerships, as well as 26 station adoption groups. This report looks back on the first year of this franchise and documents the progress which has been made.

Community Rail Report - West Midlands Railway

Community Rail Report - West Midlands Railway

Documents   •   Jan 02, 2019 15:28 GMT

Community Rail is a key component of the Customer Experience Directorate at West Midlands Railway and we are working to introduce community activity at all of our 114 stations. This report covers the key community rail activities of the past year, outlines the strategic goals with committed obligations that have been delivered and provides summaries of projects for the year ahead.