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Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.

​Advice for rail passengers travelling this weekend

​Advice for rail passengers travelling this weekend

Thursday, 2 May 2019

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to plan ahead if they intend to travel this weekend (from Saturday 4 until Monday 6 May). Essential planned improvement work will be taking place at London Euston and also between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street.

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Whistle Stop Tours signal upcoming timetable improvements

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Rail passengers at stations and on trains across the West Midlands will be able to find out more about upcoming timetable improvements over the next few weeks. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be hosting a number of ‘Whistle Stop Tour' events at stations, as well as providing senior management on trains across the network.

First Class 230 begins passenger services between Bletchley and Bedford

First Class 230 begins passenger services between Bletchley and Bedford

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The first Class 230 D Train has entered passenger service on the Marston Vale line this morning (Tuesday 23 April). Unit 230004 is now in service on the route between Bletchley and Bedford. The train, which has been developed by Vivarail, will provide extra capacity and improved customer experience for passengers on the line.

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Entries now open for prestigious Community Rail Awards

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The search for the excellence in the community rail movement begins today (17 April 2019) as entries open for the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards. The awards, now in its fifteenth year, celebrates and rewards the innovation and hard work from the unsung stars of the community rail movement.

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

New map to give more confidence to disabled rail passengers

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The rail industry is launching a new interactive map which will make it easy for passengers to find out about accessibility at stations, helping to boost their confidence to travel by train. This is part of the industry’s wider programme of work to improve access to rail and deliver long-term change.

Over £1m recovered from ticketless rail travellers in the past year

Over £1m recovered from ticketless rail travellers in the past year

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Over £1m of revenue has been recovered from ticketless rail travellers using London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services over the past 12 months. Revenue protection managers at the train operators recovered a total of £1,284,746 of unpaid fares during the financial year to April 2019.

Advice for passengers travelling over the Easter weekend

Advice for passengers travelling over the Easter weekend

Monday, 15 April 2019

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to plan ahead if they intend to travel this weekend (from Friday 19 until Monday 22 April). Essential planned improvement work will be taking place at London Euston, Liverpool Lime Street, and on the West Coast Mainline between Rugby and Birmingham International.

RoSPA Gold Award for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

RoSPA Gold Award for West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

Friday, 12 April 2019

A Gold Award for health and safety practices has been presented to West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway. The train operators have been recognised for an ongoing commitment to ensuring that staff, customers and contractors get home safely at the end of every day.

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Thousands of volunteers across Britain bring stations and railways into the heart of communities

Thursday, 11 April 2019

​A report out today (11 April) has revealed that a hidden army of 8,500 ‘community rail’ volunteers give nearly 400,000 hours a year to bring local railway lines and stations back into the heart of their communities – promoting sustainable travel, empowering communities, and benefitting health, wellbeing and social inclusion.

Jess Phillips MP welcomes scheme to improve access at Stechford station

Jess Phillips MP welcomes scheme to improve access at Stechford station

Monday, 8 April 2019

Stechford station in Birmingham is being fitted with new lifts, ramps and a footbridge to make it more accessible for West Midlands Railway passengers. Jess Phillips MP visited the site on Friday 5 April to see the progress on the £3.9m project so far.