West Midlands Railway invites communities to join Rail Conference
Communities in the West Midlands can find out more about getting involved at their local station and discuss the future of the railways at a special online event next month.
West Midlands Railway (WMR) is holding its annual Community Rail Conference on Thursday 11 November from 10am to 12.30pm.
The virtual event, being held jointly with London Northwestern Railway (LNR), comes at a time when
West Midlands Railway cat George leads the charge as "World Cup of Stations" kicks off
West Midlands Railway (WMR) is hoping a station cat and passengers can come together to bring a purr-fect prize home to the region this week.
The annual online 'World Cup of Stations' starts today (Mon 11 Oct) and Stourbridge Junction is hoping to go one better after finishing runner-up in the 2020 vote.
And station staff are paw-sitive that with the help of popular station cat Georg
New bridge marks major step forward in redevelopment of University station in Birmingham
The installation of a new canal bridge has marked a major milestone in the £56million redevelopment of University railway station in Birmingham.
Spanning the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, the bridge links the new station to the University of Birmingham campus and will be crossed by thousands of passengers a day when it opens next summer.
The existing 1970s building, which serves both the
History of Water Orton station explored following West Midlands Railway grant
A new book exploring the history of Water Orton station has been published following a community grant from West Midlands Railway (WMR).
The book - Water Orton Rail History - documents the heritage of the Warwickshire station and surrounding rail network. The station opened in 1842 and has remained a focal point of the community.
It has been produced by a group of volunteers from the village
New eco-garden project taking shape at Jewellery Quarter station
The first phase of a brand-new eco-garden has been unveiled at Jewellery Quarter station in Birmingham following a community grant from West Midlands Railway (WMR).
The green installation has been masterminded by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) and will be tended by a team of volunteers as it breathes new life into the station.
The first phase of the community
West Midlands Railway restores additional services between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa
Additional train services will be restored between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa later this month, West Midlands Railway has confirmed.
North end of Cross City Line reopens following overhead line damage
Passengers are being warned of continued disruption between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley after overhead power cables were damaged on the northern section of the Cross City line.
Network Rail engineers have been on site making repairs to the 25,000-volt cables at Gravelly Hill, following its closure yesterday. A number of complications experienced through the night meant serv
North end of Cross City Line to remain closed on Thursday following overhead line damage
Passengers are being warned of disruption between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley after overhead power cables were damaged on the northern section of the Cross City line.
Network Rail has apologised to passengers affected as engineers work as fast as they can to repair the 25,000-volt cables at Gravelly Hill.
Around 800 yards of electric cable - which powers the trains – hav
Nuneaton’s historic station clock and footbridge get £4m upgrade
Work is now complete on a major revamp of Nuneaton station’s passenger footbridge to platforms and historic station clock.
Network Rail has invested £4m on the bridge overhaul and also repointing of the brickwork on the station’s 1915-built clock tower.
The bridge work includes a complete repaint and refresh of the interior walkway, new roof, new windows and essential maintenance to the lift
West Midlands Railway invites passengers to have their say
Rail passengers in the West Midlands are being invited to have their say on their local train service.
With thousands of people returning to the railway as society reopens, passenger numbers are currently at their highest level since the start of the pandemic.
Now, with many schools and workplaces preparing to reopen, West Midlands Railway (WMR) wants to hear from passengers with comments or
West Midlands Railway launches free online business travel hub
With millions of workers returning to offices across the UK, West Midlands Railway has today launched a brand-new, free online service to help companies simplify booking their train travel.
The new service - Just Business - is aimed at business travellers who need to travel for work. It simplifies the booking process while helping customers find the lowest fares for journeys on any train route
Progress Update: Perry Barr station rebuild
Rapid progress is being made on the development of the new Perry Barr Railway Station ahead of next year's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
A steel frame which will support the new station building is now taking shape on site as work continues at pace to get the structure ready for opening next spring.
Deputy Mayor of the West Midlands Cllr Bob Sleigh was among guests to visit the site to