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​Smethwick’s heritage celebrated in community open day

​Smethwick’s heritage celebrated in community open day

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2017 15:06 BST

Smethwick Rolfe Street station will be celebrating its history on Sunday 10 September by teaming up with a historic local landmark to host a Heritage Open Day.

BBC One daytime show, Dom On The Spot, heads to London Midland’s trains

BBC One daytime show, Dom On The Spot, heads to London Midland’s trains

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2017 06:30 BST

Dom On The Spot, featuring Dom Littlewood, is set to return to BBC for a 10 x 45’ series. Britain is handing out more fines than ever with hundreds of new offences being added every year. But however frustrating, these fines are here for a reason – to protect us.

Railway to London  Euston reopens after bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

Railway to London Euston reopens after bank holiday upgrades are completed on time

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2017 09:37 BST

Passengers are benefiting from a better, more reliable railway after a number of significant upgrades over the bank holiday weekend were successfully completed on time.

London Midland thanks passengers as railway between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall reopens on time

London Midland thanks passengers as railway between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall reopens on time

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2017 08:00 BST

Train company thanks passengers as the railway between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall reopened on time today (29 August) after 16 days of work to upgrade the Chase line. The £100m+ upgrade, which forms part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, meant the line was closed from Sunday 13 August until Monday 28 August 2017 as part of the electrification of the line.

Extra trains for Forest Family Fun Day

Extra trains for Forest Family Fun Day

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2017 09:36 BST

London Midland is running a special train service on the Marston Vale line this Sunday (3 September). The line between Bedford and Bletchley is normally closed on a Sunday. This weekend London Midland will be running trains to help the thousands of visitors expected at the Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine.

London Midland announces  new toilet signage for ‘invisible’ conditions

London Midland announces new toilet signage for ‘invisible’ conditions

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2017 14:39 BST

​London Midland is changing the signage of its accessible toilets to reflect the ‘invisible nature’ of some health conditions.

Long Buckby station better connected than ever before

Long Buckby station better connected than ever before

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2017 15:13 BST

A new, revised bus service has been launched in Northamptonshire, providing further connections between Long Buckby station on the West Coast Main Line, Rugby, Northampton and the surrounding area.

London Midland gives back to the Prince’s Trust

London Midland gives back to the Prince’s Trust

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2017 09:05 BST

A bumper year for staff engagement allows train company to make a significant donation to the Prince’s Trust.

West Midlands passengers planning to use Euston station over the August bank holiday reminded to avoid rail travel unless essential

West Midlands passengers planning to use Euston station over the August bank holiday reminded to avoid rail travel unless essential

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2017 13:50 BST

Passengers from the West Midlands who use Euston station to travel to and from London are reminded to avoid rail travel for two days over the August bank holiday while work takes place to prepare for Britain’s new high speed railway.

‘Great eight’ shortlisted for national Community Rail Awards

‘Great eight’ shortlisted for national Community Rail Awards

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2017 10:57 BST

Community rail projects from all over the London Midland network have been shortlisted in the 2017 Community Rail Awards.

Amazon adopts two London Midland rail stations

Amazon adopts two London Midland rail stations

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2017 12:02 BST

​Two London Midland stations, Rugeley Town and Rugeley Trent Valley, have been adopted by online retailer Amazon.

London Midland statement on next West Midlands franchise

London Midland statement on next West Midlands franchise

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2017 07:16 BST

London Midland has congratulated the group that has won the right to operate the next West Midlands rail franchise. London Midland says a new long-term franchise means further investment can now be made in the region’s rail network.

London Midland takes steps on antisocial behaviour

London Midland takes steps on antisocial behaviour

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2017 14:35 BST

London Midland is going back to the future to reduce anti-social behaviour on its trains. From Monday, 7 August, the company will be enforcing railway bylaws on its trains to tackle issues ranging from smoking to feet and seats and playing loud music. Future offences could lead to a court prosecution.

Green-fingered gardeners help Coseley station onto award shortlist

Green-fingered gardeners help Coseley station onto award shortlist

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2017 11:46 BST

Coseley station on London Midland’s Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton route has been shortlisted for ‘Best Small Station’ at the 2017 National Rail Awards.

​Water works to close station car park for a month

​Water works to close station car park for a month

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2017 12:07 BST

Hagley Station car park will be closed from 14 August to 14 September due to water works.

Passengers planning to use Euston station over the August bank holiday urged to avoid rail travel unless essential

Passengers planning to use Euston station over the August bank holiday urged to avoid rail travel unless essential

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2017 16:33 BST

Passengers who use Euston station to travel to and from London are urged to avoid rail travel for two days over the August bank holiday while work takes place to prepare for Britain’s new high speed railway.

Community Rail project shows children’s pride in Penkridge

Community Rail project shows children’s pride in Penkridge

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 15:27 BST

Primary school children from Princefield First School and Marshbrook First School, Penkridge, joined with North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership (NSCRP), train operator partner London Midland and the local community at Penkridge station yesterday to unveil their very own station art created to promote where they live.

Ceremony recognises dedication of Widney Manor station adopters

Ceremony recognises dedication of Widney Manor station adopters

Press Releases   •   Jul 19, 2017 13:14 BST

​A group of green-fingered locals who tend the gardens at Widney Manor station, on London Midland's Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon route, were recognised on Monday with a special presentation ceremony.

 Scouts put local community in the picture at Stechford station

Scouts put local community in the picture at Stechford station

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 11:33 BST

​Members of a local Scout group gathered at Stechford station on London Midland’s Birmingham to Coventry route yesterday for the unveiling of a striking new photography collection, produced in celebration of the town’s diverse community.

Lichfield MP goes trackside with Network Rail and London Midland

Lichfield MP goes trackside with Network Rail and London Midland

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2017 13:41 BST

The MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, met with Network Rail and London Midland to see first-hand how the railway in his constituency is run and maintained.