Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.
Rail passengers on the Abbey Line had a significantly more reliable service during autumn 2018, compared to previous years. The number of seasonal-related cancellations between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey was nearly 80% lower in 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway customers have donated over £7000 of delay repay claims to support life saving work across the rail network. The train operators set up the ‘Donate your Delay Repay’ scheme in December 2017 and the initiative has raised £7,186 for Samaritans in its first year.
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel this Christmas. Services are expected to be particularly busy over this weekend (21 – 23 December), as many people travel home and festive events across the network come to a close.
Passengers travelling on London Northwestern Railway services to and from London Euston and Liverpool, will benefit from a new, on-board passenger information system. Trains on these routes will soon be fitted with 22 inch screens in each carriage, to provide real-time service updates and onward travel information.
Families are invited to join Santa’s festive train on the Marston Vale Line this Christmas. On Saturday 15 December, passengers on London Northwestern Railway services between Bletchley and Bedford can enjoy some special on-train entertainment. There will be face painting, balloon modelling and visits from Santa throughout the day. Festivities will be taking place between 1000 and 1545.
London Northwestern Railway passengers are now able to purchase reduced-price tickets up to one hour before departure on some routes. Passengers travelling to and from stations between Birmingham, Northampton and London Euston, can benefit from advance fares, even if they plan their journey at short notice.
Work is underway to install new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station to ensure it's accessible for everyone by Summer 2019.
Commuters passing through Milton Keynes station will be welcomed by some special festive performances over the next two weeks. The station will be welcoming a range of local choirs onto the concourse on the run up to Christmas, to entertain passengers and help raise funds for important local causes.
Santa’s festive train will be making it's way along the Abbey Line again this December, taking passengers to and from a special Grotto. On Sunday 9 December, between 1300 and 1600, passengers can get off the train at Bricket Wood and follow a short walk to St Stephen Parish Centre.
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel this Christmas. Amended timetables will be in place from Monday 24 December until Tuesday 1 January, with a reduced service on some routes. Network Rail will also be carrying out planned improvement works at London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street during this time.