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.

Major improvement work between Rugby and Birmingham International Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Start date
29/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All routes through Coventry

TOC(s) affected
Avanti West CoastCrossCountryLondon Northwestern RailwayWest Midlands Railway

Major engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Birmingham International, closing all lines. 

There will be no trains to / from Coventry.

Avanti West Coast:

Trains will be diverted between Rugby and Birmingham International and will not call at Coventry but will call additionally at Nuneaton.

Replacement buses will run between Nuneaton and Coventry .

Replacement buses will run between:
  • Leamington Spa and Coventry calling at Kenilworth.
  • Leamington Spa and Birmingham International running non stop.
London Northwestern Railway

Trains between London Euston / Northampton and Birmingham New Street are replaced buses between Rugby and Birmingham International.

Trains between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street will run to an amended timetable of 2 trains per hour.

West Midlands Railway

Buses will replace trains between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton. Customers may have to change buses at Coventry to complete their journey

Further information regarding how trains will be affected can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with CrossCountry 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.

These changes for Avanti West Coast, London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.