Cross City Line Disruption
Due to a track fault, there are no services running on the Cross City Line this morning berween Redditch or Bromsgrove to Birmingham New Street.
Station volunteers hailed at Community Rail Conference
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
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.
Whistle Stop Tour gives passengers in Milton Keynes chance to have their say
Rail passengers using Milton Keynes Central station will be able to discuss this summer’s timetable changes next week.
Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machine debuts in Northampton
Passengers using Northampton station can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The state-of-the-art machine, unveiled at the station today, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.
Passengers benefit as cashless Japanese vending machines debut in West Midlands
Passengers using one of Birmingham’s busiest stations can now benefit from the latest in Japanese technology with the arrival of new cashless vending machines. The machines, unveiled at Snow Hill, include screens displaying real-time train information for passengers as well as informative maps of the local area and rail routes.
Next phase of Kidderminster station improvements to begin later this month
Work to modernise Kidderminster station takes another step forward later this month. Making way for the new bigger and better glass fronted station building, the current ticket office is soon to be demolished. Whilst this next phase of essential works takes place, temporary forecourt arrangements will be in place from Monday 15 July.
Funding announced to encourage more people to cycle to their local railway station
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.
Birmingham runners mark Cross City Heroes win
Runners in Erdington braved the rain and pulled on their sports gear to celebrate the Run Birmingham group being recognised as Cross City Heroes.
Local Samba band celebrates railway plaque award
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
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
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.