Planned Train Disruptions and Engineering Works

Planned train disruptions and 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.

Essential Network Rail works are taking place on a number of our routes in October:

Works on the Cross City and Birmingham - Walsall line

  • Buses replace trains on the Cross City line, between Birmingham New Street - Lichfield Trent Valley on Sunday 4 October 2020 and Sunday 18 October 2020 (calling at all stations)
  • Buses also replace trains on local journeys between Birmingham New Street - Tame Bridge Parkway on Sunday 4 October 2020 and Sunday 18 October 2020 (calling at Tame Bridge Parkway, Hamstead, Perry Barr, Witton, Aston, Duddeston and Birmingham New Street). Trains will be running from Tame Bridge Parkway - Walsall and onwards towards Rugeley during this time.

Works on Snow Hill lines

  • Buses replace trains between Stourbridge Junction - Birmingham Snow Hill until 12.30 on Sunday 11 October 2020 (calling at all stations)

Essential works are taking place near Birmingham New Street and Penkridge over 2 weekends at the end of October / start of November. As a result:

  • Buses replace trains on journeys between Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton - Stafford on Sunday 1 November 2020 and Sunday 8 November 2020. Services between Liverpool - Birmingham will run between Liverpool - Crewe only during this time. Services between Shrewsbury - Birmingham will run between Shrewsbury - Wolverhampton only during this time.

Works are also taking place between Birmingham - Walsall - Rugeley on Sunday 15 November 2020. As a result:

  • Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street - Rugeley Trent Valley all day on Sunday 15 November 2020

Travelling on any of the above dates? Please plan ahead, and allow extra time for your journey.

Planned improvement works

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

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Alterations

Mon, 28/09/2020 to Sat, 03/10/2020 Buses replace overnight Transport for Wales trains between Swansea and Carmarthen / Llansamlet from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
Locations affected: Between Cardiff Central and Fishguard Harbour
Sun, 04/10/2020 to Mon, 05/10/2020 Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley / Tame Bridge Parkway on Sunday 4 October
Locations affected: Between Wolverhampton and Walsall, and also between Redditch / Birmingham New Street / Longbridge and Lichfield Trent Valley
Mon, 05/10/2020 to Fri, 09/10/2020 Amended late night trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 October
Locations affected: Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Wolverhampton and also between Bangor and Birmingham New Street London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury / Wolverhampton / Crewe West Midlands Railway between Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton
Sun, 11/10/2020 to Mon, 12/10/2020 Buses replace trains between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street on Sunday 11 October
Locations affected: Avanti West Coast between Edinburgh / Preston and Birmingham New Street; and also between Wolverhampton and London Euston London Northwestern Railway between Liverpool Lime Street / Crewe / Shrewsbury / Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street / London Euston Transport for Wales between Aberystwyth / Chester and Birmingham International West Midlands Railway between Wolverhampton and Walsall
Sun, 18/10/2020 to Mon, 19/10/2020 Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley / Tame Bridge Parkway on Sunday 18 October
Locations affected: Between Wolverhampton and Walsall, and also between Redditch / Birmingham New Street / Longbridge and Lichfield Trent Valley