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More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements
West Midlands Trains (WMT) passengers will receive a 10 per cent discount on their travel this summer as compensation for recent poor performance, new managing director Julian Edwards has announced.
Julian Edwards has been named as the new managing director of West Midlands Trains (WMT). Julian has been a director of WMT since 2017 – and more recently the MD of East Midlands Railway during the successful mobilisation and launch of the new franchise. The current MD of West Midlands Trains, Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, will work alongside Julian until Easter to ensure a smooth transition.
Passengers are being invited to have their say on the new London Northwestern Railway timetable at a series of on-station events in Hertfordshire this month.
Compensation for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway season ticket holders in 2020
Season ticket holders on West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services will not have to pay the upcoming national fares rise, the company has confirmed.
Rail passengers using the West Coast Main Line are being advised to check before they travel when a new timetable comes into effect this weekend.
An amended timetable will be in place across the London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway networks on Saturday. Passengers are advised to check before they travel.
West Midlands Trains and the RMT have formulated a settlement agreement covering the role of conductors on the new trains. This will now be subject to a workforce referendum. In the mean time, the remaining strikes have been suspended. However the agreement has come too late to withdraw Saturday’s amended timetable . Passengers are being advised to check before they travel on Saturday
With another rail strike currently expected this Saturday, 7 December, train companies are warning passengers to plan ahead. As the run up to Christmas attracts more people onto the network, London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are concerned that less frequent rail users may not be aware of the industrial action.
Passengers travelling from Liverpool to London on London Northwestern Railway can enjoy faster journeys when a new timetable comes into effect this month.
Northampton passengers will benefit from faster afternoon services to London when the new London Northwestern Railway timetable comes into force later this month.