Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Revised service between Birmingham New Street and Droitwich Spa / Cheltenham Spa from 21:45 each night from Monday 18 September to Thursday 21 September

Start date
18/09/2017  21:30
End date
Route affected

CrossCountry between Edinburgh and Bristol Temple Meads and between Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central

London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryLondon Midland

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barnt Green and Droitwich Spa, closing the lines between the stations.

Advice for CrossCountry customers:

The 17:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads service and the 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street service will divert via an alternative route, extending journey times by approximately 30 minutes.

Advice for London Midland customers:

From 21:45 each night, buses will replace trains between Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa.

Services which run between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford will divert between Birmingham New Street and Droitwich Spa, not calling at University and Bromsgrove.

The 22:00 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill will depart at 21:54, running 6 minutes early throughout.

If you are travelling to / from University, you are advised to travel on Cross City services to / from Birmingham New Street.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.