Train Disruptions In Birmingham Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

24 August 2017, 14:20 | Updated: 24 August 2017, 14:57

Chiltern Railways train

Up to 75% fewer trains will be running across the country, including Birmingham, during this bank holiday weekend.

Network Rail and Chiltern Railways have confirmed that the following routes will definitely be affected:

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.
  • DO NOT TRAVEL 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 on rail closures, changes and amendments throughout Birmingham can be found at Chiltern Railways.

Across the Country

  • 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 5th to 28th 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.
  • However, all major airports will have normal services running over the weekend.

National Rail Enquiries urge you to check up-to-date delays and changes for journey using their Journey Planner.