Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 20/10/2019 00:35. Update now

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 in the Worcester area on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October

Start date
05/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway Worcester Foregate Street and London Paddington, and between Worcester Shrub Hill and Bristol Temple Meads / Gloucester

West Midlands Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill and Dorridge / Birmingham New Street / Stratford-upon-Avon / Leamington Spa, and between Great Malvern and Birmingham Moor Street / Stratford-upon-Avon

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwayWest Midlands Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Worcester Shrub Hill and Droitwich Spa / Cheltenham Spa, closing some lines.

West Midlands Railway

Saturday and Sunday

Buses will run between Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street and Droitwich Spa / Bromsgrove.

The following train alterations will apply:

  • Trains between Hereford / Great Malvern and Birmingham New Street will run between Hereford / Great Malvern and Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill only.
  • Trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Birmingham New Street will not run.
  • Trains between Great Malvern / Worcester and Birmingham Moor Street / Dorridge / Stratford-upon-Avon / Leamington Spa will run between Droitwich Spa and Birmingham Moor Street / Dorridge / Stratford-upon-Avon / Leamington Spa.

Customers travelling to / from Birmingham New Street are advised to travel on CrossCountry services between Bromsgrove and Birmingham New Street.

Great Western Railway


  • The 20:41 Bristol Temple Meads to Worcester Shrub Hill service will terminate at Cheltenham Spa. Road transport will run at 21:55 from Cheltenham Spa to Worcester Shrub Hill, calling at Ashchurch for Tewkesbury.
  • The 22:25 Worcester Shrub Hill to Gloucester service will start from Cheltenham Spa, road transport will run at 22:45 from Worcester Shrub Hill to Ashchurch for Tewkesbury.

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