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 Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley on Sunday 4 March

Start date
04/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Trains between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley / Walsall

TOC(s) affected
West Midlands Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Bescot Stadium and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines between these stations.

Buses replace trains between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley / Walsall.

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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.