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Last updated:Today at 08:47
Train companies affected:Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink
Last updated:Today at 08:44
Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Water Orton / Coleshill Parkway after 10:45 on Saturday 17 February and all day Sunday 18 and Monday 19 February 

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street and Nottingham / Leicester / Cambridge / Stansted Airport, and routes via Tamworth


Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Water Orton, closing various lines after 10:45 on Saturday until the end of the day on Monday.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Leicester / Stansted Airport will run between Coleshill Parkway and Leicester / Stansted Airport. Trains between Cardiff Central and Nottingham will run between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street, and between Coleshill Parkway and Nottingham only.

Replacement buses will operate between Birmingham New Street and Water Orton / Coleshill Parkway.

Trains to / from North East England / Scotland will be diverted, not running via Tamworth. As a result of this, journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.

Check before you travel: 

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice: 

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.