West Midlands Railway services during Christmas and New Year 2021/2022

​​​​​​​Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that West Midlands Railway will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

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Thursday 23 December

 

Late night engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford. As a result, the 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall.  A rail replacement bus service will operate from Walsall calling at all stations to Hednesford.

Friday 24 December

 

From mid-afternoon fewer trains will run, with last trains on all routes earlier than usual.

Saturday 25 December

 

No service on Christmas Day.

Sunday 26 December

 

No service on Boxing Day.

Monday 27 December

 

A Saturday level of train service is planned to run, with slightly later first trains and fewer peak-time departures.

Engineering work will be taking place between Dorridge and Hatton. As a result:

Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction - Leamington Spa

Trains will run between Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction and Dorridge only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Dorridge and Warwick Parkway. You are advised to travel on Chiltern Railways services between Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa.

Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction / Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford-upon-Avon (via Dorridge)

Trains will run between Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction / Birmingham Snow Hill and Dorridge only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Dorridge and Stratford Parkway / Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tuesday 28 December

 

A Saturday level of train service is planned to run, with slightly later first trains and fewer peak-time departures.

Engineering work will be taking place between Dorridge and Hatton. As a result:

Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction - Leamington Spa

Trains will run between Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction and Dorridge only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Dorridge and Warwick Parkway. You are advised to travel on Chiltern Railways services between Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa.

Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction / Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford-upon-Avon (via Dorridge)

Trains will run between Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction / Birmingham Snow Hill and Dorridge only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Dorridge and Stratford Parkway / Stratford-upon-Avon.

Wednesday 29 December

 

A Saturday level of train service is planned to run, with slightly later first trains and fewer peak-time departures.

Until 20:00, engineering work will be taking place between Dorridge and Hatton. As a result:

Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction - Leamington Spa

Trains will run between Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction and Dorridge only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Dorridge and Warwick Parkway. You are advised to travel on Chiltern Railways services between Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa.

Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction / Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford-upon-Avon (via Dorridge)

Trains will run between Worcester Foregate Street / Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction / Birmingham Snow Hill and Dorridge only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Dorridge and Stratford Parkway / Stratford-upon-Avon.

Thursday 30 December

 

A Saturday level of train service is planned to run, with slightly later first trains and fewer peak-time departures.

Friday 31 December

 

A Saturday level of train service is planned to run, with slightly later first trains and fewer peak-time departures.

Saturday 1 January 2022

 

Trains on all routes will start up later than normal (at similar times to a Sunday start of service).

A Saturday level of train service is planned to run.

Engineering work is taking place between Aston and Hamstead. As a result:

  • Trains between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley will run to an amended and reduced timetable, and will be diverted to not call at Duddeston, Aston or Witton. 
  • Replacement buses will run between Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway, calling at the missed out stations.

 

Sunday 2 January

 

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and University. As a result:

Birmingham New Street - Redditch / Bromsgrove / Droitwich Spa services will be replaced by buses

Birmingham New Street - Worcester / Hereford trains will be amended to run to / from Birmingham Snow Hill at amended times, and will not call at University or Bromsgrove.

Monday 3 January

 

A Saturday level of train service is planned to run, with slightly later first trains and fewer peak-time departures.

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Last updated:   01 November 2021