Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.
Passengers travelling to and from Kings Langley station will benefit from funding to introduce vital upgrades to provide step free access to all platforms. The station has been chosen to benefit from Department for Transport (DfT) ‘Access for All’ programme funding.
Commuters at Milton Keynes railway station have been reminded about a range of security measures in place to keep passengers and belongings safe on the railway. Over 400 people passing through the station last week attended special passenger security awareness events, which took place during morning and evening peak times on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March.
Euston station will be closed over the next two bank holidays to make passenger flow much smoother through the station. Platform ramps will be widened, retail units will be removed, and staircases will be updated to ensure customers can get between trains and the concourse quickly and safely.
Dragons, knights, princesses and their families are invited to a special St George’s Day celebration at Stone Railway station. Writer and storyteller, Dave Tong, will be telling mesmerising tales of heroes gone by, with an interactive performance at the station’s community Centre on Tuesday 23 April.
London Northwestern Railway passengers can now purchase new environmentally friendly train tickets from their local station. Passengers can opt for edible 'Tasty Tickets' in a variety of flavours, including Salt and Vinegar, Strawberry, Vanilla or Beef and Mustard.
London Northwestern Railway is offering a 25% discount for students travelling to school or college by train. A special term-ticket season ticket is being offered by the train operator to and from selected stations on the London Northwestern Railway network*.
Satish 'Scotty' Kakkad, chief booking office clerk at Milton Keynes station, has seen off competition from railway staff the country to win a prestigious ‘Employee of the Year’ award. Scotty has been based at Milton Keynes for the past 32 years, and has been recognised for his continued passion, enthusiasm and drive to deliver excellent service to passengers.
The Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has been praising community rail projects on the Abbey Line. The Mayor made a special visit to Garston station yesterday (21 March), to meet with local station adopters, volunteers and the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP), to find out more about the support given to the work of volunteers along the route.
London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to check their train times today (22 March), following disruption to services between Northampton, Milton Keynes and London Euston. Trains may be delayed or cancelled until around lunchtime, following track problems at Milton Keynes earlier this morning.
Workers, sports fans, concert goers, theatre buffs and shoppers will all benefit from later evening services when West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway introduce new timetables this May. More frequent evening services and later last trains are part of a range of service improvements being introduced by the train operators.