Planned Train Disruptions and Engineering Works

To improve and maintain the railway, Network Rail regularly carry out planned engineering and improvement work 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.

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.

Essential work is being carried out throughout April and in early May impacting services on the West Coast Mainline between Birmingham / Northampton – London Euston.

As a result, the following alterations to our services will be in place on the following dates:

Sunday 11th April only

Fully accessible buses replace trains on the first services between Northampton – London Euston.

From 22.30 on Friday 23rd April until 06.00 on Monday 26th April

A reduced service will run between Northampton – London Euston.

May Day weekend (Saturday 1st – Monday 3rd May)

Trains will not run to/from London Euston.

Trains will run between Birmingham / Northampton - Milton Keynes Central only.

Fully accessible rail replacement buses will run between Milton Keynes Central - Stanmore calling at Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Apsley, Kings Langley and Watford Junction.

Cheddington will be served by a separate, fully accessible minibus shuttle service.

Customers can use valid rail tickets to/from London Euston for onward travel on London Underground services between Stanmore – Euston Square, Great Portland Street or Baker Street.

From Sunday 4 April, the number 14 bus will no longer call at Barlaston and Wedgwood. Going forward, both stations will be served by the number 100 bus service on behalf of London Northwestern Railway.

The number 100 provides services at Barlaston and Wedgwood between the hours of 06.30 - 17.45 Monday - Friday, and between 08.30 - 17.45 on Saturdays and Bank Holidays.

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

Fri, 02/04/2021 to Mon, 05/04/2021 Buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Battle from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 April
Locations affected: Between London Charing Cross and Hastings
Fri, 02/04/2021 to Sat, 10/04/2021 Revised London Northwestern Railway service to and from London Euston on Friday 2 April
Locations affected: Avanti West Coast to and from London Euston London Northwestern Railway to and from London Euston
Fri, 02/04/2021 to Sat, 03/04/2021 Amended train services between London Bridge and Gravesend on Friday 2 April
Locations affected: Southeastern services via Slade Green / Dartford Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham
Sat, 03/04/2021 to Tue, 06/04/2021 Amended service between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street from 12:00 on Saturday 3 until 12:00 on Monday 5 April
Locations affected: Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street
Sat, 03/04/2021 to Sun, 04/04/2021 Buses replace trains between Bedford and Bletchley on Saturday 3 April
Locations affected: Trains between Bedford and Bletchley
Sun, 04/04/2021 to Mon, 05/04/2021 Buses replace trains between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes Central until 12:30 on Sunday 4 April
Locations affected: London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton / Birmingham New Street / Crewe Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street / Glasgow Central
Sun, 04/04/2021 to Mon, 05/04/2021 Reduced services between London Euston and Watford Junction until 11:00 on Sunday 4 April
Locations affected: Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly London Northwester Railway between London Euston and Crewe / Birmingham New Street / Milton Keynes Central London Overground between London Euston and Watford Junction
Mon, 05/04/2021 to Fri, 09/04/2021 Amended late night service between Worcester and Hereford from Monday 5 until Thursday 8 April
Locations affected: Trains between Birmingham New Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford
Tue, 06/04/2021 to Sat, 10/04/2021 Amended late night service at Bushey from Tuesday 6 until Friday 9 April
Locations affected: London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton
Sat, 10/04/2021 to Sat, 17/04/2021 Amended service to / from London Euston from Saturday 10 to Friday 16 April
Locations affected: All routes to / from London Euston
Sat, 10/04/2021 to Sun, 11/04/2021 Amended 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service on Saturday 10 April
Locations affected: 00:35 London Euston to Northampton
Sat, 17/04/2021 to Sat, 24/04/2021 Amended service to / from London Euston from Saturday 17 to Friday 23 April
Locations affected: All routes to / from London Euston
Mon, 19/04/2021 to Sat, 24/04/2021 Amended late night / early morning service between Selhurst and Redill from Monday 19 to Friday 23 April
Locations affected: Between London Victoria and Epsom Downs / East Croydon
Sat, 24/04/2021 to Sun, 25/04/2021 Amended 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service on Saturday 24 April
Locations affected: Between London Euston and Northampton
Sat, 24/04/2021 to Sat, 01/05/2021 Amended service to / from London Euston from Saturday 24 to Friday 30 April
Locations affected: All routes to / from London Euston
Mon, 26/04/2021 to Thu, 29/04/2021 Amended 21:59 Rugeley Trent Valley to Northampton service From Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 April
Locations affected: Between Rugeley Trent Valley and Northampton