Train Disruptions For West Midlands Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

25 August 2017, 07:16

Chiltern Railways train

There'll be up to 75% fewer train running across the country, during this bank holiday weekend.

There's a warning of congested roads as millions of us are expected to get away for the long weekend.

Major engineering works on train lines mean some stations are completely closed Saturday and Sunday.

In Birmingham

  • Until Monday 28th August there will be bus replacements between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall and this will affect lines up to Birmingham New Street
  • Work between Barnt Green and Droitwich Spa means there will a replacement bus service.
  • Avoid travelling to/from stations between Banbury and Birmingham unless absolutely necessary and instead, travel either side of the Bank Holiday weekend.
  • Due to the HS2 rail work, lines to and from Birmingham Snow Hill, Moor Street, Solihull, Dorridge, Banbury and others are massively affected

More information can be found at Chiltern Railways.

Other areas affecting the West Midlands

  • Lines between Rugby and Northampton are closed and there will a bus replacement from Rugby to London Euston
  • Work at and on lines into Waterloo, London Bridge, Euston, Liverpool Street and Paddington will affect services to and from these stations during this weekend.
  • Marylebone, King’s Cross, St Pancras and Victoria stations are likely to be busier than usual as people travel on alternative routes and services are diverted.
  • Euston station will be closed on 26 and 27 August for HS2 enabling work.
  • Around half of Waterloo station will also be closed from 5 to 28 August
  • A sporting event at Wembley stadium in London this weekend will bring an amended timetable the entire rail network trains will be re-timed.

All major airports will have normal services running over the weekend.

National Rail Enquiries say to check before you travel.

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