London Northwestern Railway running special timetable on Sunday
London Northwestern Railway (LNR) passengers travelling to and from London this Sunday (July 11) are being urged to check their journeys as a special timetable will be in operation.
With thousands of football fans expected to head into London for the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley, the timetable is being introduced to ensure LNR runs the longest trains possible on services into Euston. It has been designed to provide a regular service to passengers despite reduced members of train crew being available.
Under the timetable, passengers travelling to London from Birmingham will need to change at Northampton. Passengers travelling to London from Crewe or Trent Valley stations will need to change at Rugby.
Lawrence Bowman, LNR customer experience director, said:
“The England football team has made the country proud and everybody at LNR wishes Gareth Southgate and his team all the best for the final.
“The match comes at a challenging time with increased numbers of colleagues self-isolating as well as ongoing delays to our driver training programme due to the pandemic.
“With England reaching a major final for the first time since 1966, we expect fewer members of train crew to volunteer for overtime on Sunday and so it makes sense to introduce a special timetable to keep passengers moving.
“Services are expected to be busy and social distancing may not be possible, so we are urging customers to think carefully about their travel plans.”
Passengers are reminded that for safety reasons LNR services will not call at Wembley Central on Sunday. Anyone travelling to Wembley Stadium is advised to use Transport for London services to complete their journey.
The special timetable will be made available to view in journey planners over the weekend. Passengers holding an Advance ticket for a service which is removed from the normal timetable will be able to use their ticket on alternative services. Or call National Rail Enquiries for up-to-date information on 0800 022 3720.
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- London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast Main Line to and from London Euston.
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