News Desk

Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.

West Midlands Trains Finalises £680m Deal For New Trains With Bombardier and CAF

West Midlands Trains Finalises £680m Deal For New Trains With Bombardier and CAF

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today finalised their deal with Bombardier Trains and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to manufacture 107 new trains for the new West Midlands franchise, which commenced this Sunday. The financing is being led by Corelink Rail Infrastructure, a joint venture between Infracapital and Deutsche Asset Management.

West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network

West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network

Monday, 11 December 2017

Today marks the start of the £1 billion investment into the West Midlands franchise network by West Midlands Trains (WMT), a joint venture between Abellio, JR East and Mitsui.

Check before you travel on Monday

Check before you travel on Monday

Sunday, 10 December 2017

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to check before they travel on Monday ( 11 December). Both operators plan to run as full a service as possible. However further snow falls and freezing temperatures overnight may make road access to stations and depots difficult.

Do Not Travel

Do Not Travel

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Local train operators are advising passengers not to travel this Sunday. London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are attempting to run as many trains as possible. However poor road conditions are preventing key staff from getting to work. This will lead to a significant amount of delays and cancellations throughout the day.

London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network

Thursday, 30 November 2017

​Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today announced that London Northwestern will replace London Midland’s west coast services for the next West Midlands rail franchise, which starts on 10 December.

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has today been appointed as Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, which will take over the next West Midlands franchise on 10 December. He joins from Merseyrail where he has been MD since 2015.

West Midlands Trains' Top Team Announced

Thursday, 30 November 2017

​Following last week’s announcement that Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has been appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains (WMT), his top team for the franchise has now been announced.