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.

Buses replace trains between Walsall and Hednesford / Rugeley Trent Valley on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January

Start date
13/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

TOC(s) affected
West Midlands Railway

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines.

All day on Saturday, buses will replace trains between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley.

All day on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley.

If you are travelling between Birmingham and Rugeley, your rail ticket will be valid on London Northwestern Railway / West Midlands Railway services via Lichfield or Penkridge.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.


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:

Improvement works are taking place to enable electric trains to run between Walsall and Rugeley. Electric trains are quieter, faster and more environmentally friendly. They can also carry more passengers than the diesel trains that are currently used.

The combination of these benefits will allow a more frequent service to run on this line in future, reducing journey times between Staffordshire and the West Midlands.