West Midlands Railway: Cross City North line closed for six days next week due to engineering works

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Wednesday, 22 May 2024

West Midlands Railway: Cross City North line closed for six days next week due to engineering works

Passengers travelling with West Midlands Railway (WMR) are being reminded that the Cross City North line between Lichfield Trent Valley/Four Oaks and Birmingham New Street will be closed for six days from Monday 27 May until Saturday 1 June inclusive due to engineering works.

As a result of the refurbishment of sections of the A38(M) and Network Rail engineering works to the railway, buses will replace all WMR services between Lichfield Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street for six days during the closure.

In addition, services between Wolverhampton and Walsall will run between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street only and rail replacement will be in operation between Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway.

Jonny Wiseman, WMR customer experience director, said:

“I would like to thank passengers for their patience as the Cross City North line will be closed for six days next week due to works to the railway and the A38. A rail replacement service will be in operation throughout.

“Services between Wolverhampton and Walsall and between Birmingham and Tame Bridge Parkway will also be affected so I would urge passengers to check their journeys.”

Meanwhile, passengers travelling between Crewe and Milton Keynes should also check their journeys between Saturday 25 May and Monday 27 May inclusive as track improvement works by Network Rail will impact services.

More information on the closure and engineering works is available here.


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West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.

  • London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast Main Line to and from London Euston.
  • West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill.

For more information on these services visit westmidlandsrailway.co.uk or londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk

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