Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.
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.
Customers will no longer be charged for retrieving lost property from London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway stations. From today, charges will no longer be in place at the train operator’s stations – which will apply to both the return of personal belongings and cash.
London Northwestern Railway has been recognised for contributing to life saving work across the rail network. The train operator is part of the Milton Keynes Escalation Team, who won ‘Rail Safety Team of the Year’ at the 2018 Railstaff Awards.
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services may be subject to alterations until the end of service today (29 Nov). A speed limit of 50-mph was in force until around 12.45 this afternoon. Network Rail put the temporary limit in place because of high winds, as storm Diana passed across the country.