The man who has provided the 'voice of Birmingham New Street' for over quarter of a century is announcing his own departure from the station today (Friday 26 February) - but his legacy will linger.
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LNW runs from London Euston in the south, through the West Midlands, the north west of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. It is home to the West Coast main line, the busiest mixed use railway in Europe and the main long distance route between England Scotland. LNW supports the major British cities outside of London – including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as several smaller cities such as Wolverhampton, Stoke, Coventry and Carlisle. Train operators on the route include Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, London North Western, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Southern (GTR), Merseyrail, Northern, First TransPennine Express, London Overground, Arriva Trains Wales and Chiltern Railways.
Latest news for this region
Network Rail, in partnership with Atkins, scooped the ‘station excellence’ award at the Rail Business Awards last night (Thursday 26 February) for the new Birmingham New Street station which opened in September 2015.
Millions of passengers will benefit from major railway improvements being carried out this Easter – but they are being urged to check before they travel as some journeys will be affected over the bank holiday weekend.
Manchester Victoria and Salford Central stations closed over Easter to enable vital rail improvement
Work to improve rail links across the north of England will affect rail services in the Manchester area over the Easter period and beyond.
The railway line between Crewe to Manchester and Sandbach to Northwich reopened today (Wednesday 24 February) after Network Rail completed a £17m project to protect Cheshire’s most iconic railway bridges from the elements for decades to come.
A team of 80 people from Network Rail, including geotechnical and engineering experts, are carrying out extensive preparatory work ahead of repairs to a 500,000 tonne landslip on the Settle to Carlisle railway line.
Work to protect some of Cheshire’s most iconic railway bridges during an 11-day line closure in the north-west has passed the halfway stage.
Network Rail is inviting Hemel Hempstead residents to an information event to find out more about upcoming railway vegetation work.
Nine day closure of the Chiltern line announced as part of £76 million railway upgrade in Banbury area
• Line closed between Leamington Spa, Banbury and Bicester North between 30 July and 8 August
• A replacement bus service will operate between Leamington Spa, Banbury and Bicester
• Investment to help improve reliability and punctuality of trains through the Banbury area
Network Rail starts work on a £17m project to protect Cheshire’s most iconic railway bridges tomorrow (Saturday 13 February) which will protect these structures for decades to come.