Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.
Samaritans volunteers will be at railway stations across the network today, to raise awareness of Brew Monday. The annual campaign encourages railway staff and customers to take time out for a cup of tea and a chat. Brew Monday coincides with ‘Blue Monday’, which is considered to be the most difficult day of the year.
Adderley Park station has reopened, following an incident at the station earlier today (16 Jan). The station was closed for a number of hours and reopened at around 1730.
Adderley Park station will be closed until further notice, following an incident at the station this afternoon. Trains between Birmingham New Street, Northampton and London Euston are also being delayed or cancelled as a result.
Rail passengers on the Abbey Line had a significantly more reliable service during autumn 2018, compared to previous years. The number of seasonal-related cancellations between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey was nearly 80% lower in 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway customers have donated over £7000 of delay repay claims to support life saving work across the rail network. The train operators set up the ‘Donate your Delay Repay’ scheme in December 2017 and the initiative has raised £7,186 for Samaritans in its first year.
London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are advising passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel this Christmas. Services are expected to be particularly busy over this weekend (21 – 23 December), as many people travel home and festive events across the network come to a close.
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.