Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October

Start date
06/10/2018  00:00
End date
07/10/2018 
Route affected
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Between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

 
TOC(s) affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

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

Buses will replace trains between Tame Bridge Parkway and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley all weekend, calling at all stations.

Additionally, on Saturday the 06:38 Wolverhampton to Walsall train will not run.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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.