Service alteration details

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Find out details about how services are running and be informed on any disruption on your journey.

Disruption to West Midlands Railway services until further notice

Incident created
28/12/2021 11:34
Last updated
17/01/2022 08:17
Route affected

West Midlands Railway services across the network

TOC(s) affected
National Rail;West Midlands Railway;

The Coronavirus pandemic (and more recently the Omicron variant) has had a significant impact on the West Midlands Railway workforce meaning many members of staff are currently unable to attend work. Whilst every effort has been made to run the planned service, some trains across the West Midlands Railway network may be cancelled at short notice. Please check your journey before travelling. 

Leamington Spa - Nuneaton

Buses are replacing trains between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton via Coventry until further notice.

The bus timetables can be found here.

Birmingham New Street - Birmingham International

The shuttle train that runs between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International has been reduced to an hourly service from Monday to Saturday.

The timetables for this route can be found here.

Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street 

Some services between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street are likely to be cancelled at short notice. 

West Midlands Railway are keeping the situation on these routes under close review and they intend to reinstate the full timetable on these lines as soon as possible​.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. However, please ensure to re-check your journey before travel for any short notice alterations.

Replacement bus information:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility 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.

If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #WMRChanges

You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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