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'West Midlands Rail User' is produced for Campaign for Rail members three times a year.

Use the arrows to scroll through the thumbnails of front covers of every issue.  A large version of any front cover may be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail.

Most of its content relates to news of rail issues and developments in our region and updates on our campaigns.  Two regular features are 'Why Pay More?', giving members ideas for saving money on rail travel, and 'The Next Station is...' which looks at one our stations that seldom makes the news.  

Sample pages may be viewed by clicking on the photographs below.
Issue 1
February 2012
The Next Station Is … Ledbury
Issue 2
May 2012
The Next Station Is … Water Orton
Issue 3
October 2012
The Next Station Is … Wem
Issue 4
February 2013
Chiltern’s Silver Sets
Issue 5
June 2013
West Midlands HS2 Services
Issue 5
June 2013
Why Pay More?
Issue 6
October 2013
Walsall Area Resignalling
Issue 7
February 2014
National Memorial Arboretum Update
Issue 7
February 2014
Freight on the North and West
Issue 8
June 2014
West Midlands Rail User Sample Edition
Issue 9
October 2014
Virgin for Longer
Issue 10
February 2015
Ultra Light Rail to Dudley
Issue 11
June 2015
Ticket Checks on Trains
Issue 12
October 2015
Connecting into HS2
Issue 13
February 2016
Resignalling Birmingham New Street
Issue 14
June 2016
Comment
Issue 15
October 2016
Operating Midland Metro
Issue 16
February 2017
The Next Station Is … Hartlebury
Issue 17
June 2017
Befriending Leamington Spa Station
Issue 18
October 2017
Slow Train To Birmingham
Issue 19
February 2018
A Thousand Miles A Day Empty
Issue 20
June 2018
Photo Challenge
Issue 21
October 2018
Comment
Issue 22
February 2019
Bromsgrove’s Missing Trains
Issue 23
June 2019
Where HS2 Meets WCML
Issue 24
October 2019
Snippets
Issue 25
February 2020
Once Upon A Time …
Issue 26
June 2020
Sunrise Over Curzon Street
Issue 27
October 2020
The Next Station Is … Dudley Port
Issue 28
February 2021
Once Upon A Time
Issue 29
June 2021
South From Stratford-upon-Avon
Latest News

13 January 2021

West Midlands Railway will introduce a reduced timetable from 18 January.  Full details can be found on the West Midlands Railway website.

27 August 2020

To find out first-hand how safe rail travel is post-Covid, four members of the CfR committee made a couple of rail journeys.  Their full report can be read in the News and Comment section.

11 August 2020

The first of the new Class 730 EMUs which will replace the Class 323 EMUs on the Cross City line has been sent to Velim in Czechia for testing.  In addition, the new Class 196 DMUs have started regular test runs along the North Warwickshire line between Tyseley and Stratford-upon-Avon.

24 July 2020

The £56 million University Station redevelopment has now been confirmed after West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) bosses agreed the full business case.
This approval for the development means that work can start later this year on building a new fit-for-purpose station with modern facilities and capable of handling 7.2 million passengers a year.

23 July 2020

The first of the new West Midlands Railways Class 196 units made its initial test run today from Tyseley Depot to Hereford via Kidderminster.

1 July 2020

The Department for Transport has announced the 50 schemes that have been submitted in the second round of bids under the Restore Your Railways scheme.
Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

7 June 2020

The new station building at Kidderminster has been opened.
Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

25 May 2020

The first half of the new station building at Wolverhampton has been completed and opened to the public.  The previous building will now be demolished and replaced in the second phase of work.

23 May 2020

The 10 successful projects from the bids submitted in the first round under the Restore Your Railways scheme have been announced by the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps.
Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.
Campaign for Rail
Membership Secretary
116 Stoke Road
Bromsgrove
B60 3ED
contact-us@campaignforrail.org.uk

Site Last Updated on 1 May 2021
(Newsletter)
Campaign for Rail
Membership Secretary
116 Stoke Road
Bromsgrove
B60 3ED
contact-us@campaignforrail.org.uk

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