Planned Train Disruptions and Engineering Works

Network Rail are carrying out a £250,000 project to renew the lift on platform 1 at Wolverhampton station.

From Monday 11th January 2021 until Tuesday 20th April 2021 the lift on platform 1 will be out of use. During this time, there will be no step-free access to/from platforms 2a, 2b, 3 and 4.

There will still be step-free access from the station entrance to platforms 1, 5 & 6.

Passengers who require step-free access to platforms 2a, 2b, 3 and 4 at Wolverhampton are advised to travel to Birmingham New Street or Smethwick Galton Bridge, where road transport will be provided. To book assisted travel, please book here or call 0800 024 8998.

Network Rail are carrying out essential upgrade works to the signalling equipment at Birmingham New Street over an 18 month period, starting on Sunday 24 January 2021. During this time, a rolling plan of platform closures will take place at Birmingham New Street.

  • A full timetable will continue to run during this time, but trains will arrive at / depart from different platforms than usual at Birmingham New Street.
  • Platform 12 will be closed from Sunday 24 January 2021 until Sunday 14 March 2021, impacting our Cross City services (between Lichfield - Birmingham - Bromsgrove / Redditch). If you're travelling on this line between these dates, please keep the following in mind:
  • Your train may not arrive at / depart from the usual platform at Birmingham New Street

Plan ahead, and allow extra time to check your platform on station departure boards, or in journey planning apps

Listen out for announcements at stations & on board services.

Book assistance in advance

If you require assistance with your journey please book in advance here

Why is the work taking place?

Signals help us to keep trains moving safely, and it's essential that this equipment is regularly maintained / upgraded. The works taking place at Birmingham New Street will help build a safe, modern and more reliable railway.

You can find out more about the project here

Essential works are taking place on the Stourbridge branch line between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town. As a result, services will not run on the Stourbridge branch line from Saturday 6th March 2021 - Friday 12th March 2021.

  • During this time, rail replacement buses will run between Stourbridge Town – Stourbridge Junction. All of our rail replacement bus services are accessible for all customers.
  • Rail replacement timetables will be published here when they are available.

More details of the work taking place

Network Rail will be carrying out track maintenance / renewal works during the closure.

Essential Network Rail works are taking place between Birmingham - Rugeley on 2 Sundays in February. As a result:

Sunday 28th February 2021:

  • Trains between Birmingham - Walsall / Rugeley will be running to an amended timetable between Birmingham New Street - Walsall only.
  • Fully accessible rail replacement buses will be running between Walsall - Rugeley Trent Valley.

Travelling during this time? Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey

  • Check your train times here
  • Rail replacement timetables will be available here closer to the time

Essential works are taking place on 3 of our key routes in the West Midlands this March.

Snow Hill Lines (Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th March 2021)

  • Trains between Worcester / Kidderminster – Dorridge / Leamington Spa will run between Worcester Shrub Hill – Birmingham Snow Hill only.
  • Trains between Stourbridge Junction – Stratford-upon-Avon via Dorridge will run between Stourbridge Junction – Birmingham Snow Hill only.
  • West Midlands Railway services to/from Stratford-upon-Avon via Whitlocks End will be running.
  • Chiltern Railways services will be running (to an amended timetable) between Birmingham Moor Street – Solihull.
  • Fully-accessible rail replacement buses will be running between Solihull – Dorridge.

Rail replacement timetables will be published here when they’re available

New Street - Hereford & Cross City line (Sunday 21st March & Sunday 28th March 2021)

  • Birmingham New Street – Worcester / Hereford trains will run from Birmingham Snow Hill instead and will not call at University and Bromsgrove.
  • Fully-accessible rail replacement buses will run between Bromsgrove – Droitwich Spa
  • Fully-accessible rail replacement buses also replace trains between Birmingham New Street - Redditch / Bromsgrove

Rail replacement timetables will be published here when they’re available

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, 01/03/2021 to Thu, 04/03/2021 Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 March
Locations affected: West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford
Sat, 06/03/2021 to Fri, 12/03/2021 Buses replace trains between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 March
Locations affected: Between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town
Mon, 08/03/2021 to Thu, 11/03/2021 Amended 21:34 service from Scarborough to Manchester Airport for Monday 8 to Thursday 11 March
Locations affected: Scarborough to Manchester Airport.
Sat, 13/03/2021 to Sun, 14/03/2021 Buses replace trains between Warwick Parkway and Solihull on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March
Locations affected: Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street / Stourbridge Junction / Kidderminster West Midlands Railway between Leamington Spa / Startford upon Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill / Stourbridge Junction / Kidderminster / Worcester Shrub Hill
Sat, 20/03/2021 to Sun, 21/03/2021 Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace / Hertford North and Stevenage on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March
Locations affected: Great Northern / Thameslink to / from / via London Kings Cross / Moorgate
Sun, 21/03/2021 Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Redditch / Droitwich Spa on Sunday 21 March
Locations affected: West Midlands Railway between Lichfield Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Redditch / Bromsgrove
Sun, 28/03/2021 to Mon, 29/03/2021 Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Bromsgrove / Redditch on Sunday 28 March
Locations affected: West Midlands Railway between Lichfield Trent Valley / Rugeley Trent Valley and Bromsgrove / Redditch, and also between Birmingham New Street and Droitwich Spa / Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford
Mon, 29/03/2021 to Fri, 02/04/2021 Amended late night service between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley from Monday 29 March until Thursday 1 April
Locations affected: Trains between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley