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Train updates during the coronavirus outbreak

Last updated: Wednesday 20 January 

Timetable Changes

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, West Midlands Railway have a reduced number of train crew available, and their ability to run a full timetable has been affected. Changes have been made which may result in short-notice cancellations on certain routes. Plan ahead and check whether your train journey is affected before setting off.

Affected Routes:

  • A reduction of one train per hour to Cross City services, making this service three trains per hour
  • A reduction of Wolverhampton to Walsall service via Birmingham New Street from the current two train per hour to an hourly service
  • Cancellation of additional services put in place on the Snow Hill line to aid school & college travel will no longer run
  • Removal of all Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International shuttles, alternative services remain available and all stations will be served
  • The last service between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town line, will be earlier than normal
  • Cancellation of some early morning Birmingham to Northampton services, the will be a minimum of one train per hour
  • Cancellation of some Birmingham to Crewe services

More information can be found here:

For the Chiltern Railways timetable Click Here

Wearing a face covering, washing your hands and staying apart has never been so important. Public transport will remain operating safely but please only travel for essential journeys and find ways to reduce the amount of times you need to travel.

Some timetables may have changed so check with your operator before you travel. There are links to operator pages below.


Social Distancing

West Midlands Railway have also introduced Social Distancing – Live Updates to help you decide whether you want to travel, or should make alternative arrangements.  

Simply follow @WestMidRailway or visit their website latest live update.

Check how busy future train journeys may look like by using their website.

To find out more on the measures that have been put in place and how you can plan ahead visit West Midlands Railway

If you travel by another train operator you can find the latest information on their websites:

If you need to plan long-distance rail journeys, please use National Rail Enquires for further information and ticket options.

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