West Midlands Rail Executive
We are part of the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE). WMRE is made up of 16 partners, including local transport authorities.
Working with train operators
In the UK, private companies run most trains. These companies are called train operators.
WMRE helps decide how train operators can meet local needs. It makes sure train operators provide a good service.
West Midlands Railway
West Midlands Railway runs most commuter services in the West Midlands. It is introducing brand new trains, with over 180 new carriages.
Improving train stations and infrastructure
WMRE identifies places for new train stations or upgrades to rail infrastructure. It works with rail industry partners and local authorities to do this.
WMRE also works to improve station facilities. It does this through the West Midlands Stations Alliance, working with:
- Network Rail
- train operators
- community groups
WMRE decides how to invest money in our region’s railways. This helps to open new routes, improve train frequencies and make the network greener.