Train updates during the coronavirus outbreak

Last updated: Monday 18 May at 1pm

Please visit each operator's website for the most up-to-date timetable

There is a reduced service across the rail network due to a drop in demand for travel.

UPDATE: Timetables have been reduced further as passenger numbers continue to fall. You'll be able to view the new timetables on the link below

The revised timetables are available at and

Rail operators have tried to keep first and last services running to support key workers. Please only travel to make essential journeys.

Timetable changes are now in place to the following West Midlands Railway lines:

Birmingham New Street lines:

Birmingham - Northampton via Coventry

Monday – Friday

  • Northampton – Birmingham International (all stations) – Marston Green – Birmingham New St – 2 trains per hour

  • Birmingham international – Birmingham New St (all stations) – Tame Bridge Parkway - Walsall - Rugeley Trent Valley (all stations) – hourly

Avanti West Coast will also be running hourly on these routes:

  • London Euston – Watford – Rugby – Coventry – Birmingham International – Birmingham New St

  • London Euston – Milton Keynes – Coventry – Birmingham International – Birmingham New St – Sandwell & Dudley – Wolverhampton.

  • London Euston – Stafford – Crewe – Runcorn – Liverpool Lime St

CrossCountry will run hourly between Birmingham New St - Birmingham International – Coventry – Leamington Spa

Transport for Wales will not be running between Birmingham International and Birmingham New St

Cross City (Lichfield- Redditch/Bromsgrove)

Monday – Friday

  • Lichfield Trent Valley – Birmingham (all stations, except Shenstone) - 2 trains per hour

  • Shenstone – 1 train an hour

  • Four Oaks – Birmingham (all stations) – 3 trains per hour

  • Redditch, Alvechurch – 2 trains per hour

  • Bromsgrove – 1 train an hour

  • Barnt Green – Birmingham (all stations) – 3 trains per hour

Chase Line (Rugeley/Walsall - Birmingham)

Monday - Friday

  • Rugeley TV, Rugeley Town, Hednesford, Cannock, Landywood, Bloxwich North, Bloxwich, Bescot Stadium (extends to Birmingham International) – hourly

  • Walsall, Tame Bridge Parkway – 2 trains an hour (one extends to Birmingham International)

Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Street

Monday - Friday

  • Wolverhampton – Birmingham – 3 trains per hour

  • Sandwell & Dudley, Smethwick Galton Bridge – 2 trains per hour

  • Wolverhampton – Birmingham, all stations – hourly

Avanti West Coast will run hourly between Wolverhampton – Sandwell & Dudley - Birmingham New St

CrossCountry will run hourly between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New St

Birmingham New Street - Stafford/Crewe

Monday - Friday

  • Birmingham New St – Liverpool, via Penkridge / Stafford / Crewe – hourly

  • Crewe - Alsager – Kidsgrove - Stoke-on-Trent - Stone - Stafford – hourly

CrossCountry will run hourly between Birmingham – Stoke-on-Trent via Stafford

East Midlands Railway will run hourly during the day between Crewe - Alsager – Kidsgrove – Stoke.

Hereford/Shrewsbury lines

Monday – Friday

Train services between Hereford and Worcester will start running (replacing the bus service).

  • Hereford - Worcester Shrub Hill – Droitwich Spa – Bromsgrove – University - Birmingham New St – hourly

  • Shrewsbury – Wolverhampton (all stations) – Birmingham New St – hourly

Transport for Wales will run an hourly service between Shrewsbury – Wellington – Telford Central – Wolverhampton – Smethwick Galton Bridge - Birmingham New St, but will not be extending through Birmingham International.

Birmingham Snow Hill Lines:

Dorridge – Solihull – Birmingham Snow Hill – 2 trains per hour

Birmingham Snow Hill – Kidderminster via Stourbridge Junction – 2 trains per hour

Stratford-upon-Avon – Birmingham Snow Hill via Whitlocks End – hourly

Worcester – Birmingham Snow Hill – hourly

Chiltern Railways will run hourly between Leamington Spa – Solihull – Birmingham Moor St, and hourly between Leamington Spa – Dorridge – Solihull – Birmingham Moor St – Birmingham Snow Hill.

Branch Lines:

Coventry – Nuneaton – Leamington Spa – hourly

Stourbridge Town – Stourbridge Junction – up to 6 trains per hour

CrossCountry will run hourly between Leamington Spa – Coventry

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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