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.

Amended service between Birmingham New Street and Rugby / Leamington Spa from Friday 19 until Monday 22 April

Start date
19/04/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Reading / Bournemouth and also between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth / Southampton Central

London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Coventry / London Euston / Northampton

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central / Birmingham New Street / Edinburgh / Wolverhampton / Crewe / Shrewsbury and London Euston 

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryLondon Northwestern RailwayVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Coventry and Berkswell, closing all lines.


Trains will divert via Solihull, not calling at Coventry and Birmingham International. Journey times between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa will be unaffected. 

A replacement bus service will run between Leamington Spa, Coventry and Birmingham International.

London North Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Rugby and Birmingham International. A half hourly train service will also run between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street.

Virgin Trains

Buses will replace trains between Rugby and Birmingham International.

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.