Latest news from London Northwestern Railway.
On Sunday 9 September, Stone station will be helping to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force. Members of the local Stone and Stafford branches of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) will pass over a commemorative RAF token as it travels across the country. The token will eventually arrive at the Birmingham Military Tattoo on 24 November.
This autumn, families and rail users are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of Kings Heath Traincare depot and the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) in Northampton. On Saturday 13 October, the two facilities will open their doors to the public as part of Rail Week 2018 and Government initiative ‘Year of Engineering’.
West Coast main line train passengers are being urged not to travel to and from London this weekend when Euston station will be closed for the final stage of work to replace North Wembley junction. Customers are instead being advised to plan their journeys on dates other than 1-2 September – or risk far longer, busier and less comfortable journeys than normal.
An aspiring artist from Norton, near Long Buckby, is featuring in a unique exhibition celebrating the freedom of train travel for those facing a range of accessibility challenges. Emma Johns is one of a group of artists who have produced pieces for the National Rail 'No Boundaries' display.
London Euston station reopened today (Tuesday 28 August) after the second stage of work to replace North Wembley junction was completed. The railway between Birmingham International and Rugby has also reopened following work over the bank holiday weekend.
West Midlands passengers urged to plan ahead as upgrade work means no trains between Birmingham International and Rugby this bank holiday
Train customers in the West Midlands are being urged to check before they travel as upgrade work will affect rail travel between Birmingham International, Coventry and Rugby this weekend (25-27 August). Buses will replace trains between Birmingham International, Coventry and Rugby from Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August.
A special livery for London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley has been revealed. This comes as the contract for the supply of the upgraded Class 230 units from Vivarail is officially signed.
West Coast main line train passengers are being urged not to travel to and from London this weekend and next when Euston station will be closed. Customers are instead being advised to plan their journeys on dates other than 25-27 August and 1-2 September – or risk far longer, busier and less comfortable journeys than normal.
Sports fans and event visitors heading to London are reminded to avoid Euston station as it closes for three summer weekends
Football, rugby and cricket fans along with people visiting events and concerts are urged to avoid rail travel to and from Euston station over the next three weekends. As part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction – a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.
A scheme to reduce anti-social behaviour on late night train services through Northampton will be launched later this month. From Friday 27 July, there will be a ‘no alcohol’ policy on all trains passing through the station after 9pm.