Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Worcestershire Parkway and Worcester Foregate Street from 23:00 on Saturday 18 and all day Sunday 19 July

Start date
18/07/2020  00:00
End date
19/07/2020 
Route affected
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Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Kidderminster

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Great Malvern / Hereford

West Midlands Railway between Stratford-upon-Avon / Whitlocks End / Birmingham Moor Street / Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford

 
TOC(s) affected
Chiltern RailwaysGreat Western RailwayWest Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place from approximately 23:00 on Saturday and all day Sunday between Worcestershire Parkway and Worcester Foregate Street, closing all lines.

Chiltern Railways:

Services that usually run to / from Kidderminster will be amended to run to / from Stourbridge Junction. Customers should use alternative services between Kidderminster and Stourbridge Junction.

Great Western Railway

Saturday

In connection with Sunday engineering work, the following amendments will be in place:

The 19:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. This train will connect into the 20:39 Bristol Temple Meads to Worcester Shrub Hill, which is extended to Malvern Link and Great Malvern.

The 22:30 Worcester Shrub Hill to Gloucester will start from Great Malvern at 22:42.

The 22:42 Great Malvern to Evesham will not run. A replacement bus service will operate at 23.00 from Worcester Foregate Street, calling at Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcestershire Parkway, Pershore and Evesham.

Sunday

London Paddington - Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford:

Except where shown below, trains between London Paddington and Worcester Shrub Hill / Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford will terminate / start Worcestershire Parkway.

A replacement bus service will operate between Worcestershire Parkway, Worcester Shrub Hill (18 mins) and Worcester Foregate Street (28 mins after leaving Worcestershire Parkway).

West Midlands Railway connections between Worcester Foregate Street and Great Malvern / Hereford.

Also:

The 23:00 bus from Worcestershire Parkway will operate to Worcester Shrub Hill only.

The 08:45 bus Worcester Foregate Street to Worcestershire Parkway will start from Great Malvern, calling at Malvern Link.

Also:

The 21:46 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will terminate Didcot Parkway for road transport from Didcot Parkway to Oxford.

A fast bus will continue to Worcester Shrub Hill arrive 00.32(Mon).

A second bus will continue to Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcestershire Parkway 01:42 (Mon). This bus will continue to Worcester Shrub Hill arrive 02:00 (Mon).

West Midlands Railway

Train services between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford will not call at Worcester Shrub Hill and will operate to an amended timetable between Worcester Foregate Street & Great Malvern / Hereford.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill will terminate / start from Worcester Foregate Street (instead of Worcester Shrub Hill).

Trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford will run between Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford only.

The 15:39 Worcester Shrub Hill to Birmingham New Street service will not run.

The 17:00 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill service will not run.

Train services between Stratford-upon-Avon / Birmingham Moor Street and Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern will not call at Worcester Shrub Hill and will operate to an amended timetable between Worcester Foregate Street and Great Malvern.

Trains between Stratford-upon-Avon / Birmingham Moor Street and Worcester Shrub Hill which terminate at / start from Worcester Shrub Hill will terminate at / start from Worcester Foregate Street (instead of Worcester Shrub Hill).

The 14:31 Worcester Shrub Hill to Great Malvern service will not run.

The 15:32 Great Malvern to Birmingham Moor Street service will start from Droitwich Spa (at 15:54). Passengers are advised to use Worcester Foregate Street station (instead of Worcester Shrub Hill).

Check before you travel: 

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway or West Midlands Railway, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

If you are travelling with Chiltern, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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.