Stourbridge Junction named Britain's favourite in "World Cup of Stations" poll
Stourbridge Junction has been named Britain’s favourite station after winning the World Cup of Stations 2021.
The West Midlands Railway site claimed the accolade ahead of more than 2,500 stations after winning an online vote held by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train operators.
Having come through a close semi-final, Stourbridge went up against Scottish stations Aviemo
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
West Midlands Railway driver honoured for work in community during pandemic
A trainee West Midlands Railway (WMR) driver has been hailed as a 'Make A Difference Superstar' for her selfless work in helping others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Charlotte Marsland, from Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire, was selected as part of a BBC initiative to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond to support their communities.
During the pandemic Charlotte set up a Face
Urban fox artwork turning heads at Wylde Green station in Birmingham
A foxy art addition to a West Midlands Railway station is turning heads in Birmingham.
The spectacular mural - named 'Urban Fox' - was commissioned by the Friends of Wylde Green Station and completed by Birmingham-based artist Annatomix.
The fox was selected as the main feature of the artwork as part of the the Friends' mission to develop a more ecologically-friendly station by supporting an
Spectacular mural unveiled at Jewellery Quarter station
A spectacular mural celebrating the history and heritage of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter has been installed at the area's railway station.
The six-metre wide artwork shines the spotlight on the area and features iconic buildings such as the recnetly-restored Argent Centre and Chamberlain Clock. The project was led by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), which has 'adopte
Changes to train Snow Hill services due to staff availability
West Midlands Railway is making temporary changes to its timetables from Monday (2 August). The train operator says the changes are necessary as Covid 19 has had a major impact on the ability to get new drivers trained . The timetable revisions will improve the reliability of the service provided. The changes affect services on the Snow Hill Lines between Kidderminster and Straford upon Avon.
Signal and track improvements for Trent Valley Line passengers
Rail passengers travelling between Stafford and Rugby are being urged to ‘look before they book’ ahead of a month of weekend railway upgrades.
The major improvements to the Trent Valley Line will see new railway track laid and signalling – the traffic lights of the railway – improved.
Once complete, it will mean smoother, more reliable journeys for passengers who use this busy stretch of the
Vintage artwork unveiled at Small Heath station in Birmingham
Passengers using West Midlands Railway services from Small Heath in Birmingham are enjoying a vintage feeling thanks to a new community art project.
A new poster highlights the fast journey time - as little as four minutes - for passengers to reach the city centre and has been designed in art deco style to reflect that the station first opened in 1908.
The project is the first in a series of
Wear a face covering out of respect for others
West Midlands Railway is asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings from Monday (19 July) as Covid restrictions are eased. The train company is also warning rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.