Changes to Train Times

Planned Essential Engineering Works

To improve and maintain the railway, Network Rail regularly carry out planned engineering and improvement works on our lines. Below are some of the essential engineering and improvement works that may affect you. So please, plan your journey in advance or keep up to speed with our online live departure and arrival boards.

Snow Hill Line

Essential improvement works are taking place near Old Hill over six consecutive Sundays in January and February. As a result, buses replace trains between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction.

  • Dates in January: Sunday 12, Sunday 19 and Sunday 26
  • Dates in February: Sunday 2, Sunday 9 and Sunday 16

Buses will call at Birmingham Snow Hill, Jewellery Quarter, The Hawthorns, Smethwick Galton Bridge, Langley Green, Rowley Regis, Old Hill, Cradley Heath, Lye and Stourbridge Junction. See pick up & drop off points below.

View bus timetable for the above dates here.

Station Rail replacement pick up/drop off point
Birmingham Moor Street Public bus stops, outside Primark on Moor Street Queensway
Birmingham Snow Hill Buses pick up and drop off from public bus stops on Queensway
Jewellery Quarter Buses pick up and drop off from public bus stops on Vyse Street, in front of the main station entrance
The Hawthorns

The new pick up/drop off point will be on Middlemore Road outside and opposite Samson Car Services, near to the junction with Carlton Road.

Smethwick Galton Bridge Buses for both directions pick up from Oldbury Road, immediately in front of the station entrance
Langley Green Buses pick up and drop off from Western Road, located at the main entrance to the station carpark
Rowley Regis Buses pick up and drop off from Station Road, at the main entrance to the station
Old Hill Buses pick up and drop off from Station Road, at the main entrance to the station carpark
Cradley Heath Buses towards Stourbridge pick up from stand D, buses towards Birmingham pick up from stand E from Cradley Bus Station on Forge Lane, immediately in front of the station entrance
Lye Buses pick up and drop off on Dudley Road / Badger Street bus stop near to the station
Stourbridge Junction Buses pick up from the main station carpark
Kidderminster Buses pick up from the bus stops on Comberton Hill, near the station

Services between Great Malvern, Worcester and Stourbridge Junction will run to an amended timetable.

Planned Improvement Works

Check the calendar for a summary of the work we’ve got planned over the next few weeks.

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Alterations

Mon, 06/01/2020 to Thu, 09/01/2020 Amended 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 January
Locations affected: West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford
Sun, 12/01/2020 Buses replace trains between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction on Sunday 12 January
Locations affected: West Midlands Railway between Stratford-on-Avon / Dorridge and Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern
Sun, 19/01/2020 Buses replace trains between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction on Sunday 19 January
Locations affected: Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Kidderminster West Midlands Railway between Stratford-on-Avon / Dorridge and Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern
Mon, 20/01/2020 to Thu, 23/01/2020 Amended 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 January
Locations affected: Between London St Pancras International and Sheffield
Sun, 26/01/2020 Buses replace trains between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction on Sunday 26 January
Locations affected: Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill / Kidderminster West Midlands Railway between Stratford-upon-Avon / Whitlocks End / Dorridge / Birmingham Moor Street / Birmingham Snow Hill / and Stourbridge Junction / Kidderminster / Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern
Sun, 26/01/2020 Reduced morning service between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street on Sunday 26 January
Locations affected: West Midlands Railway between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street