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London 2012 Games - London Midland Plans

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2014 06:39 BST

As part of our plans to prepare for London 2012, London Midland is providing an additional 230,000 seats on our services into and out of London Euston during the duration of the Games.

Birmingham - London, Three Trains per Hour from Just £6

Birmingham - London, Three Trains per Hour from Just £6

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2013 16:29 GMT

With up to three trains per hour between Birmingham New Street and London Euston, there’s never been a better time to visit the UK’s two leading cities on London Midland trains.

Hartlebury Residents Celebrate Best Rail Service

Hartlebury Residents Celebrate Best Rail Service

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2013 17:24 GMT

Mid Worcestershire MP, Peter Luff led the celebrations at Hartlebury train station this morning (9 December) as he waved off the 09.19 service to Whitlocks End – the first train in the new hourly service linking to Worcester and Birmingham stations for almost 50 years.

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London Midland revised timetables over the Christmas period

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2013 07:18 GMT

The reduction in commuter traffic over Christmas enables Network Rail to undertake major engineering work across the rail network. To allow this to happen, London Midland - and all rail operators - run amended timetables during this period.

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Weekend Passengers Asked to Leave More Time for Their Journeys at New Street

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2013 07:20 GMT

Passengers travelling from Birmingham New Street station on Friday nights and weekends are being asked to allow extra time for their journeys and take extra care on the station owing to the huge increase in passengers using the station to visit the city over the Christmas period.

As You Like It, The Best Way to Travel Bard None

As You Like It, The Best Way to Travel Bard None

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2013 11:45 GMT

Day-trippers, culture vultures and shopaholics have been handed an early Christmas present with the first direct train service between Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon in more than 30 years.

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Rail Industry Responds to Government Announcement on Train Fares

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2013 07:22 GMT

Responding to the announcement in today’s autumn statement on regulated rail fares, including season tickets, Michael Roberts, director general of the Rail Delivery Group which speaks on behalf of the rail industry, said:

Winter Preparations are well Underway

Winter Preparations are well Underway

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2013 10:03 GMT

Work is now well underway at depots across London Midland’s network as its fleet and maintenance teams prepare for the winter months ahead. All 480 of the company’s trains will undergo a comprehensive programme of planned maintenance works to prepare them for winter weather conditions.

Engineering Team Scoops Three Awards

Engineering Team Scoops Three Awards

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2013 09:57 GMT

London Midland’s engineering team has won an impressive three awards at the respected rail industry journal Modern Railway’s Golden Spanner Annual Awards Ceremony.

December Timetable Changes

December Timetable Changes

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2013 09:35 GMT

London Midland is reminding its customers that the winter timetable comes into effect from Sunday 8 December. Passengers are reminded to check in advance of travelling in case their normal journey times have changed.

Hartlebury Rail Service is Best in 50 Years

Hartlebury Rail Service is Best in 50 Years

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2013 08:09 GMT

Residents of Hartlebury will benefit from the most frequent rail service in almost 50 years, thanks to the revised timetable that London Midland will implement on 8 December 2013.

Object on Train Line Causes over £225k Worth of Damage

Object on Train Line Causes over £225k Worth of Damage

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2013 10:37 GMT

An object on a railway overhead wire caused major damage to two London Midland trains, resulting in one train being out of service for over eight months. Both trains are now back in service, following a programme of extensive repair works costing nearly £1/4 million. The trains were damaged by an object on the overhead lines.

Access at Leighton Buzzard Station is on the up

Access at Leighton Buzzard Station is on the up

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2013 10:35 GMT

Staff at Leighton Buzzard train station are holding an event for the local community this weekend. The event will allow residents and station users to learn more about the works that will be taking place at the station over the next six months to install three brand new lifts.

Place Your Bids for this Year’s Charity Auction

Place Your Bids for this Year’s Charity Auction

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2013 15:35 GMT

London Midland is proud to be supporting international charity Railway Children by donating a unique commissioned painting.

Damage to Overhead Lines at Watford Junction

Damage to Overhead Lines at Watford Junction

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2013 16:00 GMT

Services between London Euston and Watford Junction face severe disruption today following damage to the overhead electric wires at Watford.

Anti-social behaviour is key target for transport policing plan

Anti-social behaviour is key target for transport policing plan

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2013 11:49 GMT

A three year plan to combat crime and anti-social behaviour on the region’s public transport system was formally launched this week. The Local Transport Policing Plan, which will involve an increase in uniformed officers on buses, trains and trams, was launched in Birmingham by Bob Jones, the West Midlands Police Commissioner and Cllr John McNicholas, chairman of transport authority Centro.

Keeping our Network Running

Keeping our Network Running

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2013 09:53 GMT

London Midland is pulling out the stops to ensure it has a fit and healthy workforce this winter. At a time when sickness levels traditionally decline, due to the change in temperature and seasonal illnesses like and colds and flu, the rail company is investing in keeping its staff healthy.

Local Charities Benefit from London Midland Initiative

Local Charities Benefit from London Midland Initiative

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2013 10:55 GMT

London Midland has recognised the efforts of its staff by launching an innovative donation matching scheme. Local charities, including Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes and the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton, have all benefitted from the initiative.

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Happy Birthday - Save 6% on Rail Fares

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2013 07:08 GMT

London Midland is celebrating its 6th birthday by offering passengers a 6% discount on ‘London Midland only’ Advance single and Off-Peak Return fares.

It’s Great News all Round for Passengers

It’s Great News all Round for Passengers

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2013 14:00 GMT

Passengers are set to benefit from two announcements made today by train operating company London Midland. The company announced it is ahead of its target, set by the Department for Transport, for recruiting and training new train drivers. The second announcement, a major coup for passengers, is that there will be 4,000 more peak-time seats per day in and out of London Euston next year.