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About West Midlands Railway

West Midlands Railway is vital to the UK's national rail network, connecting you to the best of the West Midlands region. With headquarters in Birmingham, the company is a joint venture of three private transport companies operating on behalf of the British government's Department for Transport.

West Midlands Railway is responsible for the majority of rail services in the region and has regular services from Birmingham's New Street station to Shrewsbury, Hereford, and Ledbury. In addition, the Stratford-Upon-Avon to Kidderminster service also passes through the city's Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. Trains also connect New Street station with Birmingham International airport station roughly every half an hour throughout the day. In total, West Midlands Railway services call at 16 cities with an average of 61 trips each day.

Onboard, West Midlands Railway offers a mix of standard and first-class seating on most trains. Standard class seating can be reserved on some services, and amenities include power outlets and complimentary WiFi (although it can be slow in more rural parts of the network).

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Contact West Midlands Railway

Phone number: GB: 0333 311 0039

Online support: West Midlands Railway website

West Midlands Railway Amenities

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West Midlands Railway train coverage

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West Midlands Railway Routes & Network

West Midlands Railway’s train network features 150 train routes that connect 16 cities serving 21 stations. On average, West Midlands Railway performs about 61 train trips every day. The top cities to which West Midlands Railway offers the highest number of daily train service include Birmingham and London.

Top Cities Served by West Midlands Railway

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
London95:11 am10:52 pm
Birmingham175:12 am9:53 pm
Liverpool185:33 am6:08 pm
Rugeley16:10 am5:08 pm

Most popular West Midlands Railway routes

The train from Birmingham to London is West Midlands Railway’s most popular route. Trips from London to Rugeley and Birmingham to Liverpool are also highly popular.

Top West Midlands Railway routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Birmingham to London42h 12m£8
London to Rugeley81h 39m£10
Birmingham to Liverpool71h 43m£11

West Midlands Railway Train Guide & FAQs

Yes, West Midlands Railway offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with West Midlands Railway will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. West Midlands Railway WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge-watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard West Midlands Railway trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since West Midlands Railway might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, West Midlands Railway has 61 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Yes, West Midlands Railway offers the option to purchase will call tickets. Will call tickets are an option that allows you to book the tickets ahead of time online, then pick up the tickets from an agent or kiosk once you arrive at the station. Note that you will need to bring the confirmation information you received when you made your ticket purchase. If you choose to use the will call ticket option with West Midlands Railway, please make sure to bring the same credit card you used to purchase the tickets with you when you pick them up.

No, West Midlands Railway does not require an ID to board its trains at this time. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about West Midlands Railway’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No, there are no bathrooms available on West Midlands Railway trains. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

West Midlands Railway does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Yes, West Midlands Railway requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the train. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most trains.

West Midlands Railway goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as West Midlands Railway offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

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