West Midlands Rail Limited
West Midlands Rail is a company limited by guarantee, owned by the
partner authorities, created with the purpose of specifiying and
managing rail franchising for the West Midlands.
Board of Directors
The West Midlands Rail Board of Directors provide local democratic
oversight for WMR. The Board is made up of Leaders or senior
cabinet members appointed by each of our Partner Authorities. The
Board provide West Midlands Rail with strategic and policy guidance
towards developing a new, local passenger rail franchise for the
West Midlands, as well as gaining influence over other key routes
across the region.
The Chair of West Midlands Rail Board is Cllr Roger Lawrence,
Leader, City of Wolverhampton Council. The Vice Chair
is Cllr Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic
Growth Staffordshire County Council.
The Board is supported by an Officers' Rail Devolution Group
comprising representatives from each Partner Authority.
Birmingham; Coventry; Dudley; Herefordshire; Northamptonshire;
Sandwell; Solihull; Shropshire; Staffordshire; Telford and Wrekin;
Walsall; Warwickshire; Wolverhampton; Worcestershire.
Affiliate Members: Cheshire East and Stoke on Trent.