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 CrossCountry trains to / from Wilnecote / Tamworth from 20:00 on Saturday 10 and all day Sunday 11 August

Start date
10/08/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between -

  • Birmingham New Street and Leicester / Stansted Airport
  • Edinburgh / Newcastle / York and Plymouth
  • Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street / Reading Penzance
  • Leeds and Southampton Central / Paignton / Plymouth

West Midlands Railway between Lichfield Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryWest Midlands Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Coleshill Parkway / Wilnecote and Birmingham New Street closing various lines from 20:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday.

Alterations to trains which normally run through Wilnecote / Tamworth:

Trains will be diverted between Burton-on-Trent and Birmingham New Street via, and calling additionally at, Lichfield City with the exception of trains on the Nottingham - Cardiff Central route.

Trains between Nottingham and Cardiff Central will also be diverted via Lichfield City. Replacement buses will run between Wilnecote and Lichfield City (calling at Tamworth) to connect with the diverted trains.

Additional information:

Work previously scheduled to take place in the Coleshill Parkway area has been cancelled, these trains will run as normal.

As a result of CrossCountry trains being diverted via Lichfield City, some West Midlands Railway trains will run to an amended timetable between Lichfield Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.