News Desk

Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.

Disruption to services due to signalling centre evacuation

Disruption to services due to signalling centre evacuation

There is disruption to train services this evening (18 Sept) due to an evacuation of the signalling centre at Rugby. There are currently no trains to or from London Euston and trains are also affected between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018
London Northwestern Railway celebrates 180 years since the first train between London and Birmingham

London Northwestern Railway celebrates 180 years since the first train between London and Birmingham

London Northwestern Railway has been celebrating 180 years of history this morning (Monday 17 September) by marking the anniversary of the very first train to operate between London and Birmingham. On 17 September 1838, the company known as London and Northwestern Railway, operated the first departure from London Euston.

Monday, 17 September 2018
Seats of Inspiration to arrive at Nuneaton

Seats of Inspiration to arrive at Nuneaton

Benches at Nuneaton station are due a colourful transformation later this month as part of a project run by local art group, Art Alert. The collective, which has used space at the station for exhibitions since 2017, is dedicated to getting local people involved in arts and crafts.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Stone station takes part in RAF centenary celebrations

Stone station takes part in RAF centenary celebrations

On Sunday 9 September, Stone station will be helping to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force. Members of the local Stone and Stafford branches of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) will pass over a commemorative RAF token as it travels across the country. The token will eventually arrive at the Birmingham Military Tattoo on 24 November.

Monday, 3 September 2018
Siemens and West Midlands Trains to open their doors to support Rail Week 2018

Siemens and West Midlands Trains to open their doors to support Rail Week 2018

This autumn, families and rail users are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of Kings Heath Traincare depot and the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) in Northampton. On Saturday 13 October, the two facilities will open their doors to the public as part of Rail Week 2018 and Government initiative ‘Year of Engineering’.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Euston closure reminder: Do not travel on West Coast main line this weekend

Euston closure reminder: Do not travel on West Coast main line this weekend

West Coast main line train passengers are being urged not to travel to and from London this weekend when Euston station will be closed for the final stage of work to replace North Wembley junction. Customers are instead being advised to plan their journeys on dates other than 1-2 September – or risk far longer, busier and less comfortable journeys than normal.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Northamptonshire artist celebrates the freedom of train travel in 'No Boundaries' exhibition

Northamptonshire artist celebrates the freedom of train travel in 'No Boundaries' exhibition

An aspiring artist from Norton, near Long Buckby, is featuring in a unique exhibition celebrating the freedom of train travel for those facing a range of accessibility challenges. Emma Johns is one of a group of artists who have produced pieces for the National Rail 'No Boundaries' display.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Railway reopens after successful bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

Railway reopens after successful bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

London Euston station reopened today (Tuesday 28 August) after the second stage of work to replace North Wembley junction was completed. The railway between Birmingham International and Rugby has also reopened following work over the bank holiday weekend.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
West Midlands passengers urged to plan ahead as upgrade work means no trains between Birmingham International and Rugby this bank holiday

West Midlands passengers urged to plan ahead as upgrade work means no trains between Birmingham International and Rugby this bank holiday

Train customers in the West Midlands are being urged to check before they travel as upgrade work will affect rail travel between Birmingham International, Coventry and Rugby this weekend (25-27 August). Buses will replace trains between Birmingham International, Coventry and Rugby from Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August.

Thursday, 23 August 2018
New Marston Vale livery revealed as contract for new trains is signed

New Marston Vale livery revealed as contract for new trains is signed

A special livery for London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley has been revealed. This comes as the contract for the supply of the upgraded Class 230 units from Vivarail is officially signed.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018