West Midlands Rail Executive

Rail matters in the West Midlands. It's vital that we have rail services across our region that are fit for the future and able to support our ambitious plans for growth and economic prosperity; helping commuters get to work, businesses and communities to connect with each other and welcoming visitors to the heart of the country.

We don't operate the trains, but we work closely with the organisations providing train services to support their plans for making services better.

We're made up of local authorities from across the region and our work is championed by the Mayor of the West Midlands who is committed to delivering a new, golden era for our local trains.

We're developing a thirty-year strategy focused on delivering a revolution in rail services across the region. This will see us transforming travel through more frequent services, new trains, extra seats, free Wi-Fi, smart ticketing and better train stations.

We've got big challenges ahead to make sure everyone in the West Midlands benefits from HS2, advances in new technology that can make travel easier for all and the opportunities we have to drive a step change in rail services across the region.