Planned Train Disruptions and Engineering Works

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 10 at Birmingham New Street is currently closed
  • Platform 9 at Birmingham New Street will close on Sunday 6 June
  • 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 engineering works are being carried out between Worcester - Hereford over 2 weekends in May.

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd May: Fully accessible buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate St - Great Malvern / Hereford.

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend:

Saturday 29th May - Sunday 30th May: Trains will not call at Worcester Shrub Hill (customers are advised to use Worcester Foregate St). Services between Worcester Foregate St - Great Malvern / Hereford will run to an amended timetable. Early morning trains from Worcester Shrub Hill - Dorridge / Whitlocks End / Stratford-upon-Avon will start from Droitwich Spa. Fully accessible buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa.

Rail replacement timetables for the above dates will be available in due course.

Essential engineering works are taking place across our network in June impacting the following routes / stations:

Works impacting all journeys through Wolverhampton

Sunday 6 June

Essential works are taking place near Wolverhampton. As a result:

  • Services between Birmingham New Street – Wolverhampton will run between Birmingham – Tipton only
  • Services between Birmingham New Street – Shrewsbury will run between Wolverhampton – Shrewsbury only
  • Services between Birmingham New Street – Liverpool will run between Crewe – Liverpool Lime Street only
  • Services between Birmingham New Street – Crewe via Stoke-on-Trent will run between Stafford – Crewe via Stoke-on-Trent only
  • Fully accessible buses will run between Tipton – Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton - Stafford

Works impacting journeys on the Hereford – Birmingham and Snow Hill lines

Essential works are taking place near Hereford and Worcester in June. As a result:

Sunday 6 June

  • Until 09.20 fully accessible buses replace trains between Birmingham Snow Hill – Dorridge / Whitlocks End
  • Services will not call at Worcester Shrub Hill, and will start and terminate at Worcester Foregate Street instead
  • Services will run to an emended timetable between Worcester Foregate Street – Great Malvern / Hereford

Sunday 20 June

  • Services between Hereford / Great Malvern – Birmingham New Street will run between Hereford / Great Malvern – Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill only
  • Services between Worcester – Birmingham New Street will not run
  • Services between Great Malvern / Worcester - Birmingham Moor Street / Stratford-upon-Avon will run between Stourbridge Junction – Birmingham Moor Street – Stratford-upon-Avon only
  • Fully accessible buses will run between Worcester – Bromsgrove / Stourbridge Junction

Sunday 27 June

  • Services between Hereford – Birmingham New Street will run between Hereford – Worcester only
  • Services between Worcester – Birmingham New Street will not run
  • Services between Great Malvern / Worcester – Birmingham Moor Street / Stratford-upon-Avon will run between Stourbridge Junction / Birmingham Moor Street – Stratford-upon-Avon only
  • Fully accessible buses will run between Worcester – Bromsgrove / Stourbridge Junction

Works Impacting the Cross-City line (between Lichfield – Birmingham – Redditch / Bromsgrove)

Sunday 20 June

Fully accessible buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street – Lichfield Trent Valley

Sunday 27 June

  • Fully accessible buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street – Bromsgrove / Redditch

Works impacting journeys on the Chase Line (between Birmingham – Rugeley)

Sunday 13 June

  • Services between Birmingham New Street – Rugeley Trent Valley will run between Birmingham – Tame Bridge Parkway only (to an amended timetable)
  • Services between Wolverhampton – Walsall will run between Wolverhampton – Tame Bridge Parkway only
  • Fully accessible buses will run between Tame Bridge Parkway – Walsall / Rugeley

Sunday 20 June

  • Services between Birmingham New Street – Rugeley Trent Valley will operate to an amended timetable
  • Services between Wolverhampton – Walsall will run between Wolverhampton – Birmingham New Street only
  • Fully accessible buses will be running between Birmingham New Street – Tame Bridge Parkway

Monday 21 – Thursday 24 June

  • The 23.19 Birmingham New Street – Hednesford will terminate at Walsall
  • A fully accessible bus will operate between Walsall – Hednesford calling at all stations

Sunday 27 June

  • Fully accessible buses replace trains between Walsall – Rugeley Trent Valley

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

Dates Alterations
Tue, 11/05/2021 to Fri, 14/05/2021 Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 May
Locations affected: Between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford
Mon, 17/05/2021 to Fri, 21/05/2021 Amended late night West Midlands Railway service to / from Hereford from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 May
Locations affected: 21:00 Birmingham New Street to Hereford and 22:59 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill
Tue, 18/05/2021 to Sat, 22/05/2021 Amended 05:36 Doncaster to Manchester Piccadilly service from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 May
Locations affected: Between Doncaster and Manchester Piccadilly
Sat, 22/05/2021 to Mon, 24/05/2021 Buses replace trains between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May
Locations affected: Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Hereford West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Hereford, and between Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester Shrub Hill.
Sat, 22/05/2021 to Sun, 23/05/2021 Amended 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service on Saturday 22 May
Locations affected: Between London Euston and Northampton
Sat, 22/05/2021 to Mon, 24/05/2021 Buses replace trains between Worcester and Hereford on Saturday 22 May
Locations affected: Between Birmingham New Street and Great Malvern / Hereford
Sat, 29/05/2021 to Mon, 31/05/2021 No trains at Worcester Shrub Hill on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May
Locations affected: Great Western Railway between Hereford / Great Malvern / Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Bristol Temple Meads / Oxford / London PaddingtonWest Midlands Railway all routes through Worcester Shrub Hill
Mon, 31/05/2021 to Fri, 04/06/2021 Buses replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn from 21:50 until service ends from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June
Locations affected: Between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn
Mon, 31/05/2021 to Sat, 05/06/2021 Buses replace trains between Worcester and Moreton-in-Marsh from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June
Locations affected: Between Hereford / Great Malvern / Worcester and London Paddington