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 Leamington Spa / Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October

Start date
27/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street / Birmingham Snow Hill and between High Wycombe / Banbury / Leamington Spa and Birmingham Moor Street

CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Southampton Central and Manchester Piccadilly and between Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Guildford / Reading and Newcastle

West Midlands Railway between Dorridge and Stourbridge Junction / Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster and between Stratford-upon-Avon and Stourbridge Junction

TOC(s) affected
Chiltern RailwaysCrossCountryWest Midlands Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Leamington Spa and Solihull on Saturday 27 and Saturday 28 October, closing all lines.

Chiltern Railways:

Chiltern Railways services will be amended to start and terminate at Leamington Spa or Solihull, not calling at stations between Leamington Spa and Solihull.

Chiltern Railways services will also be revised and will not serve stations between Birmingham Moor Street and Kidderminster. Customers are advised to use West Midlands Railway services between those stations.

Replacement road transport will run on the following routes:

  • Leamington Spa - Olton
  • Stratford-upon-Avon - Olton
  • Leamington Spa - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Warwick Parkway - Solihull


Replacement road transport will not serve Claverdon, Bearley or Wilmcote. Customers travelling to and from these stations should use the help point facility at the station.


CrossCountry services will be diverted, calling additionally at Coventry and Birmingham International.

West Midlands Railway:

Trains between Stourbridge Junction / Kidderminster and Dorridge will start / terminate at Birmingham Moor Street.

Customers should use Chiltern Railways services to Solihull and replacement road transport on to Dorridge.

Trains which normally run to / from Stratford-upon-Avon via Dorridge will be diverted via Whitlocks End. Replacement buses, operated by Chiltern Railways, can be used between Olton and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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


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.