Changes to train times


Major line closure between London Euston and Birmingham: please travel either side of Sunday 6 September

Major timetable changes will be in place on Sunday 6 September, while multiple rail upgrades take place between Rugby and Coventry.

Please travel on either side of this date where possible.

If you have to travel between London Euston and Birmingham on these dates, use the Journey Planner to plan ahead as the work will have a major impact on journeys:

  • Heavily reduced timetable
  • Journeys will take longer
  • Some services will not run

The multi-million pound investment into these upgrades are part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan. Network Rail will replace track, upgrade signalling, and maintain bridges and other structures on the section of the line known as the 'Coventry Corridor'.

Changes will depend on individual journeys, but please be aware that:

  • A reduced timetable will be in place
  • Bus replacement services will run on some routes
  • There are no direct services between Birmingham and London Euston
  • Social distancing will mean there is less space on board trains and queuing systems will be in place at stations
  • To maximise the work which can be done on these dates, the railway will be closed between Rugby and Coventry

Please help us get you to your destination safely and follow government covid-19 guidance:

  • Plan ahead - buy tickets online, pay contactless or travel off-peak
  • Consider others - maintain social distance and wear a face covering unless you are exempt - for example young children, people with visible or hidden disabilities and those with breathing difficulties.
  • Stay safe - wash your hands and carry hand sanitiser
  • Leave plenty of time for your journey

We are working hard to keep you safe, including cleaning trains and stations more frequently and providing face masks for our staff. We are actively managing capacity on trains and in stations, and have increased signage to help people travel safely.

If you need to travel by train and need assistance, we recommend you contact your train company in advance to discuss your journey.

This essential work is being carried out so that passenger and freight services will benefit from a more resilient and reliable railway between London Euston and the West Midlands.


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Last updated:   01 September 2020