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New era of better trains and services as control of region's rail network moves into local hands

Monday 04 Dec 2017

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, left, West Midlands Trains managing director Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, and Cllr Roger Lawrence, chair of W…

A £680 million investment in new trains welcomed

Wednesday 18 Oct 2017

A £680 million order for new trains has been welcomed by West Midlands Rail (WMR), the consortium of 16 local councils set up to jointly manage the region's rail…

Near £1 billion investment to bring new trains, extra seats and more frequent services

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Rail passengers are to get more frequent services with new trains and extra seats as a result of a near £1 billion inv…

Proposed upgrades to region's rail network welcomed

Friday 04 Aug 2017

A package of proposed rail upgrades with the potential to boost the regional economy by more than £2 billion was today…

New names at West Midlands Rail

Friday 19 May 2017

Two key new appointments have been made at West Midlands Rail(WMR) to help prepare the organisation to oversee the ne…

New look for local trains unveiled

Monday 30 Jan 2017

This is how commuter trains in the West Midlands could look when management of the regional network is put into local …