Changes to train times

 

West Midlands Railway services during Christmas and New Year 2018/19

Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that West Midlands Railway will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

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Saturday 22 December

 

A normal Saturday service is expected to operate.

Sunday 23 December

 

A normal Sunday service is expected to operate.

Monday 24 December

 

After 15:00 train services between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley will operate at a reduced level of frequency and will close down earlier with the following trains being the last to operate:
21:17 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley,  21:47 Birmingham New Street to Walsall.
21:40 Walsall to Birmingham New Street,  21:45 Rugeley Trent Valley to Birmingham New Street.

After 14:30 train services between Birmingham New Street and Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street will operate to an amended timetable at a reduced level of frequency and will close down earlier with the following trains being the last to operate:
18:36 Birmingham New Street - Liverpool Lime Street,   21:36 Birmingham New Street - Crewe.
20:34 Liverpool Lime Street - Birmingham New Street.

 

After 16:25 train services between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch / Bromsgrove (via Birmingham New Street) will operate to an amended timetable at a reduced level of frequency and will close down earlier with the following trains being the last to operate:
21:23 Birmingham New Street to Bromsgrove,   21:28 Lichfield Trent Valley to Redditch,   21:58 Lichfield Trent Valley to Birmingham New Street.
20:57 Redditch to Lichfield Trent Valley,   22:17 Bromsgrove to Birmingham New Street,  22:27 Redditch to Birmingham New Street.

An amended service will run between Birmingham New Street and Worcester / Hereford from 16:20.

From 16:50 and amended service will operate between Great Malvern / Worcester / Stourbridge Junction and Dorridge / Whitlock's End / Leamington Spa / Stratford-upon-Avon (via Birmingham Snow Hill)

Services between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town will end earlier than usual.

Tuesday 25 December

 

No service.

Wednesday 26 December

 

No service.

Thursday 27 December

 

A normal service is expected to run, subject to engineering work.

Friday 28 December

 

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton will operate to a special timetable based on Saturday service frequency.

Saturday 29 December

 

Train services between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Runcorn only (to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency). Trains will depart slightly earlier from Birmingham New Street. Rail replacement buses will operate between Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway. Passengers are advised to travel on Merseyrail train services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Sunday 30 December

 

Train services between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Runcorn only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway. Passengers are advised to travel on Merseyrail train services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Major improvement work is taking place at London Euston:

After 12:00 train services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to an amended timetable. Trains between London Euston and Tring which terminate / start from Tring will not run with other services operating between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central calling additionally at Bushey, Kings Langley and Apsley.

Train services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will operate to an amended timetable between London Euston and Northampton (some trains will call additionally at Harrow & Wealdstone / Tring). Trains from London Euston to Birmingham New Street will depart slightly earlier from London Euston.

Most train services from London Euston to Crewe will depart slightly earlier from London Euston and Watford Junction. Most trains from Crewe to London Euston are retimed to run slightly later between Watford Junction and London Euston.

Monday 31 December

 

Train services between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Runcorn only (to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency). Trains will depart slightly earlier from Birmingham New Street. Some trains will depart slightly earlier from Runcorn. Rail replacement buses will operate between Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway. Passengers are advised to travel on Merseyrail train services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton will operate to a special timetable based on Saturday service frequency.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester / Hereford will operate to a special timetable based on Saturday service frequency.

Trains between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street will operate to a special timetable based on Saturday service frequency.

Trains between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton / Birmingham New Street / Crewe will operate to a special timetable based on Saturday service frequency.

After 23:59 train services from London Euston to Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a enhanced special timetable. Please check the Journey Planner.

Monday 1 January 2019

 

West Midlands Railway services on the following routes will operate to a Sunday timetable:

  • London Euston – Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton
  • Birmingham New Street – Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton / London Euston
  • Crewe – Northampton / London Euston
  • Lichfield Trent Valley – Redditch / Bromsgrove (via Birmingham New Street)
  • Birmingham New Street – Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley (buses between Walsall / Hednesford and Rugeley Trent Valley are replaced by extended train services)
  • Birmingham New Street – Worcester / Hereford
  • Wolverhampton – Birmingham New Street
  • Great Malvern / Worcester / Stourbridge Junction – Dorridge / Whitlock's End / Leamington Spa / Stratford-upon-Avon (via Birmingham Snow Hill)
  • Watford Junction – St Albans Abbey
  • Coventry – Nuneaton
  • Stourbridge Junction – Stourbridge Town

The following services will not run:

  • Bedford and Bletchley
  • Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street
  • Leamington Spa and Coventry

 

Until 11:30 train services between Birmingham New Street & Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton and between Stafford and Runcorn only (to a special timetable at Sunday service frequency).

Rail replacement buses will operate operate between Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton & Stafford and between Runcorn & Liverpool South Parkway. After 11:30 trains will run between Birmingham New Street / Crewe & Runcorn only (to a Sunday timetable), with rail replacement buses operating between Runcorn and Liverpool South Parkway. 

Passengers are advised to travel on Merseyrail train services between Liverpool South Parkway & Liverpool Central.

Tuesday 2 January 2019

 

A normal service is expected to operate. 

Last updated:   01 October 2018