News Desk

Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

London Northwestern Railway provides additional service for Marathon runners

​London Northwestern Railway is providing an additional Sunday service for customers travelling to the London Marathon this weekend.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018
West Midlands Trains to give jobseekers a helping hand

West Midlands Trains to give jobseekers a helping hand

West Midlands Trains has welcomed efforts by the UK rail industry to encourage jobseekers to participate in schemes allowing discounted travel to and from interviews and work. The train operator also says it has more plans in the pipeline to help those seeking employment.

Monday, 26 March 2018
Travel early to avoid disruption tonight

Travel early to avoid disruption tonight

London Northwestern Railway (LNR) and West Midlands Railway (WMR) are advising passengers to travel early to avoid delays. Ticket restrictions have been lifted to help travel early. Severe weather is affecting all LNR and WMR routes. The train companies say passengers can expect disruption and cancellations for the remainder of the day.

Friday, 2 March 2018
Snow Update: West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Snow Update: West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Customers encouraged to check before they travel with reduced services on Birmingham's Cross City Line, to and from Worcester and Hereford, and between St Albans and Watford.

Friday, 2 March 2018

West Midlands Trains supports Year of Engineering

West Midlands Trains is getting behind a government drive to encourage more young people to get into engineering. The engineering industry estimates it will need 186,000 skilled recruits each year to 2024. The company is investing £70 million in train maintenance facilities. The extra facilities will be needed to support £700 million worth of new trains on order for the two networks.

Monday, 15 January 2018
Train companies thank passengers as railway fully reopens after successful Christmas upgrade work

Train companies thank passengers as railway fully reopens after successful Christmas upgrade work

The railway between London Euston and the northwest has reopened on time after a successful programme of upgrades over Christmas and the New Year. As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, work was carried out from London to Lancaster and across the West Midlands as tracks were renewed, signals were upgraded and whole bridges replaced over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and into the New Year.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

Check before you travel over Christmas and New Year

London Northwestern Railway is advising passengers to check before they travel over the Christmas and New Year period. Track upgrade work and different travel patterns means changes to timetables over the festive period. However this year train operators are reminding commuters that some timetable changes will still be in effect after the holidays on January 2.

Monday, 18 December 2017
West Midlands Trains Finalises £680m Deal For New Trains With Bombardier and CAF

West Midlands Trains Finalises £680m Deal For New Trains With Bombardier and CAF

Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today finalised their deal with Bombardier Trains and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to manufacture 107 new trains for the new West Midlands franchise, which commenced this Sunday. The financing is being led by Corelink Rail Infrastructure, a joint venture between Infracapital and Deutsche Asset Management.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017
West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network

West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network

Today marks the start of the £1 billion investment into the West Midlands franchise network by West Midlands Trains (WMT), a joint venture between Abellio, JR East and Mitsui.

Monday, 11 December 2017
Check before you travel on Monday

Check before you travel on Monday

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to check before they travel on Monday ( 11 December). Both operators plan to run as full a service as possible. However further snow falls and freezing temperatures overnight may make road access to stations and depots difficult.

Sunday, 10 December 2017