Ongoing changes to our timetable

We’re currently running a reduced timetable designed to prioritise the busiest routes used by key workers and those making essential journeys.

These changes are in addition to any planned improvement work or any ongoing incidents shown in our Travel Updates.

Affected routes

The following route(s) are affected - expand the route to see more information:


Reduced train service on the Snow Hill Lines

On some day, we may not be able to run all of the trains we had planned to on the Snow Hill lines.

What's caused this?

Covid-19 has significantly impacted on our train crew recruitment and training programme - with over 20,000 training days lost so far. Normally, it takes around 12 months to train each new driver. We began our recruitment campaign in 2019 - but we could not have anticipated the disruption that would be caused by the pandemic.

How will this affect me?

We're working hard to run as many trains as we possibly can, but services are subject to cancellation or alteration. We always keep our journey planner, live departure boards and app up to date with all the latest changes.


Trains which are likely to be affected

The following trains are likely to be cancelled on Wednesday 14 April 2021:

  • 06:07 Birmingham Snow Hill to Worcester FS
  • 07:32 Worcester FS to Dorridge
  • 09:30 Dorridge to Birmingham Snow Hill
  • 13:23 Birmingham Snow Hill to Stourbridge
  • 13:57 Stourbridge to Stratford UA
  • 15:26 Stratford upon Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill
  • 12:23 Birmingham Snow Hill to Stourbridge
  • 12:57 Stourbridge to Stratford UA
  • 14:26 Stratford upon Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill

From Monday 26 April, one train will run every two hours on the Leamington Spa – Nuneaton via Coventry line, with rail replacement buses continuing to supplement the service. Timetables will be published shortly.

From Saturday 27th March 2021, rail replacement services at Coventry Arena will pick up / drop off at Stand AD on the Arena Retail Park Bus Station.

Fewer trains are able to run on this line on this line.

Please check the National Rail Enquiries journey planner to see how this affects your journey.

We will be reducing the service on this route to one train every hour.

Please check the National Rail Enquiries journey planner to see how this affects your journey.


What are my options?

Keep yourself up-to-date with how this incident is affecting our services:

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Delay Repay

If you're delayed by 15 minutes or more, you may be entitled to Delay Repay compensation. Keep hold of your ticket and submit your claim online within 28 days.