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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.

Have your say on London Northwestern Railway

Have your say on London Northwestern Railway

Press releases   •   Jul 10, 2019 09:00 BST

Rail passengers using the West Coast Mainline will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes at a series of special events this month.

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.

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.

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London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

​Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today announced that London Northwestern will replace London Midland’s west coast services for the next West Midlands rail franchise, which starts on 10 December.

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has today been appointed as Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, which will take over the next West Midlands franchise on 10 December. He joins from Merseyrail where he has been MD since 2015.

West Midlands Trains' Top Team Announced

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 16:17 GMT

​Following last week’s announcement that Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has been appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains (WMT), his top team for the franchise has now been announced.

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New staff uniforms - 2019

New staff uniforms - 2019

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Partners officially open The Calm Corner at Crewe station - June 2019

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The Calm Corner at Crewe station

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Lost property money is donated to Alzheimer's Society - May 2019

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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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