Improvements being made in my area
- Two extra trains every weekday evening from London to the Trent Valley will provide 2,300 more seats each week.
- 900 extra seats a week will be provided on trains to Birmingham on Sunday mornings from Rugby, Lichfield and other towns plus new Sunday services from Longbridge, Dorridge and Whitlocks End.
- An extra daily return service between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey, will provide 3,400 more seats every week.
A better experience
- Passengers will benefit from free Wi-Fi on long-distance London Midland services between London Euston, Birmingham, Crewe and Liverpool.
- Chiltern Railways passengers are benefiting from a wifi upgrade including continuous wifi connection, even in tunnels and an improved wifi service that seamlessly connects with the on-train wifi.
- CCTV on suburban trains in Birmingham is helping improve security.
- Station staff at local stations will be equipped with tablet computers to improve information and help for customers.
Faster, more frequent and reliable journeys
- Network Rail is spending £25million modernising signalling equipment between Shrewsbury and Crewe to give passengers a safer, more reliable and punctual rail service.
- Electrification of the railway between Walsall and Rugeley will improve journeys, with better connections to services on the West Coast mainline and to Birmingham.
- Suburban services are being improved with electrification of the line between Barnt Green and Bromsgrove and new signals between Barnt Green and Cheltenham.
- The £750million transformation of Birmingham New Street has given the city a modern, 21st century station, helping to boost regional regeneration.
- New and upgraded ticket machines at selected stations, with new ‘click and collect’ capability and contactless payment options.
- More than 400 extra car park spaces are being provided at Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Tamworth stations.
- A new stations is planned for Kenilworth. New stations recently opened at Bromsgrove, Coventry Arena and Bermuda Park.
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