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.

Amended service between Birmingham New Street and Tamworth from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Start date
29/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between Aberdeen / Dundee / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Derby and Birmingham New Street / Reading / Guildford / Southampton Central / Bournemouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance, and also between Nottingham and Cardiff Central

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Tamworth, closing some lines.

Saturday and Monday

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Tamworth will be diverted via an alternative route and journey times will be extended by a few minutes.

An hourly service will run between Birmingham New Street and Nottingham.


Trains will be diverted to not call at Wilnecote and Tamworth but will call additionally at Lichfield City. Journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Rail replacement transport will be in place between Lichfield City, Tamworth and Wilnecote.

Trains between Nottingham and Cardiff Central will be amended to run between Nottingham and Derby, and Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central only.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using 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.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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