West Midlands Rail Limited t/a West Midlands Rail
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 Executive (WMRE) Board of Directors provide
local democratic oversight for WMRE. The Board is made up of
Leaders or senior cabinet members appointed by each of our Partner
Authorities. The Board provide WMRE 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 Executive 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 the WMRE Officers 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.