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.

Due to a road closure, rail replacement services at Bricket Wood will no longer stop outside the station. Directions to the new bus stop can be found below.

Essential works are taking place near Birmingham New Street and Penkridge over 2 weekends at the start of November. As a result:

  • Buses replace trains on journeys between Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton - Stafford on Sunday 1 November 2020 and Sunday 8 November 2020. Services between Liverpool - Birmingham will run between Liverpool - Crewe only during this time.

Works between Rugby, Northampton and Milton Keynes Central

  • Buses replace trains between Rugby - Northampton and Northampton - Milton Keynes Central on Sunday 8 November 2020
  • Long-distance services between London - Birmingham / Crewe will still be running, but will be diverted via an alternative route and will not call at Long Buckby or Northampton

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

Mon, 28/09/2020 to Fri, 02/10/2020 Amended 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Northampton from Tuesday 29 September to Thursday 1 October
Locations affected: Between Birmingham New Street and Northampton
Tue, 29/09/2020 to Sat, 03/10/2020 Amended 05:15 Rugby to London Euston service from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October
Locations affected: Between Rugby and London Euston
Sun, 04/10/2020 to Mon, 05/10/2020 Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley / Tame Bridge Parkway on Sunday 4 October
Locations affected: Between Wolverhampton and Walsall, and also between Redditch / Birmingham New Street / Longbridge and Lichfield Trent Valley
Mon, 05/10/2020 to Fri, 09/10/2020 Amended late night trains via Northampton from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 October
Locations affected: Avanti West Coast between Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street / Northampton and London Euston
Mon, 05/10/2020 to Fri, 09/10/2020 Amended late night Avanti West Coast trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 October
Locations affected: Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Wolverhampton and also between Bangor and Birmingham New Street London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury / Wolverhampton / Crewe West Midlands Railway between Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton
Tue, 06/10/2020 to Sun, 11/10/2020 Amended London Northwestern Railway service at Bushey from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 October
Locations affected: Between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton
Sun, 11/10/2020 to Mon, 12/10/2020 Buses replace London Northwestern Railway trains between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street on Sunday 11 October
Locations affected: Avanti West Coast between Edinburgh / Preston and Birmingham New Street; and also between Wolverhampton and London Euston London Northwestern Railway between Liverpool Lime Street / Crewe / Shrewsbury / Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street / London Euston Transport for Wales between Aberystwyth / Chester and Birmingham International West Midlands Railway between Wolverhampton and Walsall
Sun, 11/10/2020 to Mon, 12/10/2020 Buses replace trains between Stourbridge Junction and Birmingham Snow Hill until 12:30 on Sunday 11 October
Locations affected: Between Stourbridge Junction / Kidderminster and Dorridge, and also between Great Malvern and Whitlocks End / Stratford-upon-Avon
Mon, 12/10/2020 to Fri, 16/10/2020 Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 October
Locations affected: Between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford
Sun, 18/10/2020 to Mon, 19/10/2020 Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley / Tame Bridge Parkway on Sunday 18 October
Locations affected: Between Wolverhampton and Walsall, and also between Redditch / Birmingham New Street / Longbridge and Lichfield Trent Valley
Mon, 19/10/2020 to Sun, 25/10/2020 Amended late night London Northwestern Railway service at Bushey from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October
Locations affected: Between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton
Sun, 25/10/2020 Buses replace early morning trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton on Sunday 25 October
Locations affected: Between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton
Mon, 26/10/2020 to Thu, 29/10/2020 Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 October
Locations affected: Between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford