Future engineering work

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Amended service between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October

Start date
30/10/2021 
End date
31/10/2021 
Route affected
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Avanti West Coast between London Kings Cross / Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street / Preston / Carlisle / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Basingstoke / Reading / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street

Transport for Wales between Birmingham International and Pwllheli / Chester / Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead

West Midlands Railway between Rugeley Trent Valley / Walsall / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury 

 
TOC(s) affected
Avanti West CoastCrossCountryLondon Northwestern RailwayTransport for WalesWest Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverhampton / Walsall and Birmingham New Street, closing various lines.

Avanti West Coast:

Sunday 31 October:

Trains will be diverted, and will not call at Wolverhampton. Trains that usually run to / from Shrewsbury will be amended to run to / from Birmingham New Street instead.

CrossCountry:

Sunday 31 October:

​​​​​​​Trains will be diverted, and will not call at Wolverhampton.

Replacement buses will run between Stafford and Wolverhampton.

London Northwestern Railway & West Midlands Railway:

Saturday 30 October:

The following changes will apply:

  • 05:43 Wolverhampton to Rugeley Trent Valley will be diverted between Wolverhampton and Walsall. Consequently, journey times between Wolverhampton and Rugeley Trent Valley will be extended by up to 12 minutes.
  • 22:17 Rugeley Trent Valley to Wolverhampton will terminate at Birmingham New Street (at 23:05).
  • 22:19 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley will be cancelled.
  • 22:50 Wolverhampton to Hednesford will terminate at Birmingham New Street (at 23:15).
  • 23:38 Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton will be cancelled.

 

Rail replacement buses will run between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Hednesford / Rugeley Trent Valley to help customers with these journeys.

Sunday 31 October

The following changes will apply:

  • Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Crewe only.
  • Trains between Crewe and Birmingham New Street (via Stoke-on-Trent) will run to an amended timetable between Crewe and Stafford only.
  • Train services between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street will run between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton only.
  • Local stopping trains between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street / Walsall will run between Tipton and Birmingham New Street / Walsall only.

 

Buses will replace trains between Stafford / Wolverhampton and Tipton.

Transport for Wales:

Sunday 31 October:

​​​​​​​Buses will replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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.