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Last updated:Today at 12:26
Train companies affected:Thameslink, East Midlands Railway

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Water Orton / Coleshill Parkway on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 

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Engineering work details

Starts 31 Aug 2024 to 01 Sep 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Reading / Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street and Leicester / Cambridge / Stansted Airport / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee / Aberdeen


Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Water Orton / Coleshill Parkway, closing all lines.

From 10:45 on Saturday and all day Sunday:

Train services which normally run between Birmingham New Street - Leicester - Stansted Airport will start / terminate at Coleshill Parkway.

Train services which normally run between Nottingham and Cardiff Central will operate between Nottingham and Coleshill Parkway and then Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central.

Trains to / from North East and Scotland will divert via an alternative route not calling at Tamworth. Journey times will be extended by one hour.

Rail replacement buses will run between Birmingham New Street, Water Orton and Coleshill Parkway.

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.