News Desk

Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.

Rail routes affected by Storm Dennis

Rail routes affected by Storm Dennis

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Flooding is affecting several rail routes around the West Midlands. West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising passengers to check before strating their journeys as rising water levels continues to block lines.

Passengers urged to check journeys this weekend as Storm Dennis arrives

Passengers urged to check journeys this weekend as Storm Dennis arrives

Friday, 14 February 2020

Passengers travelling on West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway this weekend are being urged to check their journeys with Storm Dennis expected to bring high winds to the UK.

London Northwestern Railway announces online ticket sale as improvement plan launches

London Northwestern Railway announces online ticket sale as improvement plan launches

Friday, 14 February 2020

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway customers can secure a 20% discount on their travel this half-term as the operators roll out plans to improve performance.

Storm Ciara: Passengers advised not to travel

Storm Ciara: Passengers advised not to travel

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Following a number of storm-related incidents across the network, West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are advising passengers not to travel today.

West Midlands Trains to invest an additional £20m into rail network

West Midlands Trains to invest an additional £20m into rail network

Sunday, 9 February 2020

West Midlands Trains will invest an additional £20m into the railway network following a period of poor performance in 2019.

Passengers warned of Sunday travel disruption due to Storm Ciara

Passengers warned of Sunday travel disruption due to Storm Ciara

Friday, 7 February 2020

Passengers using West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services on Sunday are being warned of travel disruption with Storm Ciara expected to bring winds of up to 80mph.

Proposed state-of-the art train depot to bring over 100 new jobs to West Midlands

Proposed state-of-the art train depot to bring over 100 new jobs to West Midlands

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

​West Midlands Trains has released plans to build a clean, modern, state-of-the-art train depot. The proposed development is part of the company's £1 billion investment programme and will create more than 100 brand new jobs in the Sandwell area.

More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements

More compensation for West Midlands Trains passengers as new MD ushers in immediate performance improvements

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

​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 succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Julian Edwards succeeds Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde as MD, West Midlands Trains

Monday, 13 January 2020

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 invited to have their say on new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Passengers invited to have their say on new London Northwestern Railway timetable

Thursday, 2 January 2020

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.