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 over the August Bank Holiday weekend:

Buses replace trains between Birmingham International - Rugby

Works are taking place between Birmingham International and Rugby from Saturday 29 August until Monday 31 August inclusive. As a result:

Buses replace trains between Coventry - Nuneaton and Coventry - Leamington Spa

  • The works will also impact journeys on our Nuneaton - Coventry - Leamington Spa route. Buses replace trains between Nuneaton - Coventry, and Coventry - Leamington Spa from Saturday 29 August - Monday 30 August inclusive.

Buses replace trains between Crewe - Liverpool South Parkway

Works are also taking place between Crewe - Liverpool from Saturday 29 August until Monday 31 August inclusive:

  • Buses replace trains on all journeys between Crewe - Liverpool South Parkway

Customers are advised to use rail replacement services to Liverpool South Parkway, and Merseyrail services for onward journeys from Liverpool South Parkway towards Central Liverpool.

Let’s travel safely this summer

If you’re travelling over the August Bank Holiday weekend, please keep the following in mind:

  • Please remember unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering in stations and on trains
  • One-way systems may be in place at some stations and you may need to queue to board services as we continue to support social distancing
  • A reduced timetable will be running, changes to journeys will be in place and journey times will be extended significantly as buses replace trains on some routes

Buses replace trains between Hereford - Great Malvern on the following Sundays in September

  • Sunday 20 September
  • Sunday 27 September

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

Sun, 02/08/2020 to Mon, 03/08/2020 Buses replace trains between Coventry and Nuneaton on Sunday 2 August
Locations affected: Between Coventry and Nuneaton
Sun, 02/08/2020 to Mon, 03/08/2020 Amended West Midlands Railway service at Worcester Shrub Hill on Sunday 2 August
Locations affected: West Midlands Railway services at Worcester Shrub Hill
Sun, 02/08/2020 to Mon, 03/08/2020 Buses replace trains between Hednesford and Rugeley Trent Valley on Sunday 2 August
Locations affected: Between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley
Mon, 03/08/2020 to Fri, 07/08/2020 Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 August
Locations affected: West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford
Mon, 10/08/2020 to Sat, 15/08/2020 Alterations to Late night Southeastern services Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Locations affected: Various Southeastern routes
Sun, 16/08/2020 to Mon, 17/08/2020 Amended morning trains between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street on Sunday 16 August
Locations affected: London Northwestern Railway / West Midlands Railway running between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street
Sun, 23/08/2020 to Mon, 24/08/2020 Buses replace trains until 09:50 between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street on Sunday 23 August
Locations affected: BetweenShrewsbury /  Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street / Northampton / Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley
Sun, 23/08/2020 to Mon, 24/08/2020 Buses replace London Northwestern trains between Birmingham Snow Hill and Drridge until 10:00 Sunday 23 August
Locations affected: Between Birmingham Snow Hill and Dorridge
Sat, 29/08/2020 to Tue, 01/09/2020 Buses replace trains between Downham Market and KIngs Lynn from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August
Locations affected: Between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn 
Sat, 29/08/2020 to Tue, 01/09/2020 Major improvement work between Rugby and Birmingham International Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August
Locations affected: All routes through Coventry
Sun, 30/08/2020 to Mon, 31/08/2020 Buses replace trains until 10:30 between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley on Sunday 30 August
Locations affected: Between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley