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West Midlands Railway

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If you're after West Midlands Railway train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where West Midlands Railway can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find West Midlands Railway tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About West Midlands Railway

West Midlands Trains (WMT) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom and is the parent company of West Midlands Railway and London North West Railway. It operates passenger trains under the West Midlands franchise between London and the Midlands under two trading names: West Midlands Railway (WMR) (in the West Midlands) and London North West Railway (LNR) (outside the area). West Midlands Trains, a consortium of three companies, Abelio, JR East and Mitsui & Co., joined the bid for the West Midlands franchise; they were three shortlisted in April 2016 One of the bidders and was awarded the franchise in August 2017. As well as the UK Department for Transport it is also responsible for the West Midlands Railway providing services which operate entirely in the West Midlands. On 10 December 2017 West Midlands Trains took over operations from former operator London Midlands. Under the original terms of the franchise, West Midlands trains are expected to continue operating until March 2026. The new West Midlands Rail franchise provides individuals and businesses with the rail service they deserve, a train service better suited to their specific needs. In October 2017 West Midlands Trains revealed details of their plans to acquire new rolling stock; 26 CAF Civity diesel utility vehicles (80 cars) and 81 electric utility vehicles based on Bombardier Transportation's Aventra platform have been ordered (333 cars) and will replace various classes inherited from previous operators. It has also become a launch customer for the Class 230 diesel-electric utility vehicles, which are upgraded versions of the London Underground's stock D78, which entered service in April 2019.We promise To provide you with safe, clean, punctual and reliable rail services Simplified ticketing with new facilities including smart ticketing Fair play to you when things go wrong To keep you informed of the service and any plan changes during the outage Give you a first look at our performance and quality targets and reports on our performance for each period, and hear more from you.

West Midlands Railway Route Map

Unsure about where to start your West Midlands Railway adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. West Midlands Railway are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making West Midlands Railway an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can West Midlands Railway offers

Book it. Train it. Love it. Welcome to experience West Midlands Railway, we will provide the most sincere services to our customers.
  • 1. Child&Student Season Tickets
  • Up to 50% off your travel to school, college or university.
  • 2. Flexi Season tickets
  • 8 days travel in 28 days - any time between two stations.
  • 3. Free onboard WiFi
  • Whether you're surfing, shopping, or staying in touch with friends, our free WiFi service will keep you connected while you're on the move.
  • 4. Priority seating
  • Priority seating is designed to be easily accessible to customers who need it. This seat is intended for: Physically handicapped Elderly Pregnant
  • How to Get Cheap West Midlands Railway tickets

    Looking for cheap train tickets on West Midlands Railway routes? We've got you covered! Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    If you're planning your journey in advance, take note that UK train tickets are generally available to book 3 months before the departure date. Keep an eye out for Advance tickets - they tend to be cheaper but have the potential to sell out quickly, especially on popular routes.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Travel Off-Peak
    Looking to save on UK trains? Book reduced fares by selecting times of the day that aren't so busy. When you search for trains with us, we'll show you all of the options available for your trip and point out low-priced recommendations.
    Split Tickets
    TrainPal can help travellers save up to 95.25% of the original rail fare in the U.K. In addition to the traditional split ticketing features, TrainPal also offers a flexible split ticketing option which give travellers the best value to help you save even more. First class split tickets are also available.
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a TrainPal Railcard.

    West Midlands Railway Train Classes

    Standard Class

    • Free WiFi
    • Comfortable seats
    • New plug and USB sockets at every seat
    • Intelligent air-conditioning system

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with West Midlands Railway a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.

    /railcard-guide/16-25-railcard

    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
    · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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    /railcard-guide/26-30-railcard

    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    /railcard-guide/two-together-railcard

    · For ages 16+ couples travel together
    · Named passengers save 1/3 on eligible fares
    · £15 each! Best discount for couple travel

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    /railcard-guide/family-and-friends-railcard

    · Great for families who love to travel
    · 1-4 adults save 1/3 on eligible fares, 1-4 children save 60%
    · Average annual savings up to £114!

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    More info about West Midlands Railway

    Q:
    Can I take my bike on board?
    A:
    Up to two dogs and other small animals are allowed on board free of charge as long as they do not endanger or annoy other passengers or staff. Keep your pet away from the seat, even if it's in a pet carrier.
    Q:
    How much luggage can I bring?
    A:
    You can take up to three pieces of luggage when traveling with us, which is perfect for long weekends or trips to the airport.
    Q:
    Can I take my bike on board?
    A:
    You can take your bike for free on all West Midlands Railway services. There is space for at least one bicycle on board and you do not need to make a reservation in advance. They are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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