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Today's Disruptions

July's Disruptions

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 28 September until Tuesday 29 September

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Milton Kenynes Central and Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 21 September until Thursday 24 September

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Northampton and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Wednesday 16 September

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Milton Kenynes Central and Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 14 September

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Milton Kenynes Central and Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Tuesday 08 September until Friday 11 September

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Congleton and Cheadle Hulme.

    Alternative route:

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted from Stoke-on-Trent via Alsager, not calling at Macclesfield or Stockport.

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Stoke-on-Trent, calling at Macclesfield and Stockport.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 07 September until Thursday 10 September

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Northampton and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 31 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • August Bank Holiday - Monday 31 August

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Monday 31 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Wolverhampton to Crewe - All day Monday 31 August.


    London Euston to Wembley Central - Until midday on Monday 31 August


    Watford Junction to Cheddington - Until midday on Monday 31 August.


    Milton Keynes Central to Northampton - Until midday on Monday 31 August. 

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Wolverhampton - Stafford - Stoke-on-Trent


    Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe

    Advice:


    • Before midday all services will be routed via Northampton.

    • All services on the North Wales route will operate between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead.

    • No services will operate to Stafford.


    London Euston to/from Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton


    Before Midday -        Reduced service, two trains per hour in each direction. One service to / from Birmingham New Street, one service to / from Wolverhampton.


    After Midday -           Normal service, three trains per hour in each direction.


    22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston, will not call at Northampton. A connecting rail replacement coach will start from Rugby.


    18:23 London Euston to Shrewsbury will operate. All other services to / from Shrewsbury are cancelled.


    London Euston to / from Manchester Piccadilly


    Two trains per hour in each direction, via Macclesfield.


    London Euston to / from Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central (direct route)


    All services will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent and Alsager, calling at Crewe.


    This is because of the route improvement project taking place between Wolverhampton, Stafford and Crewe.


    London Euston to / from Glasgow Central and Edinburgh (via the West Midlands)


    Trains will operate between Crewe and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.


    This is because of two route improvement projects taking place between Birmingham New Street and Crewe.


    Passengers with valid tickets can use the following rail replacement coach services:



    • Wolverhampton – Stafford – Stoke-on-Trent

    • Wolverhampton – Stafford - Crewe

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  • August Bank Holiday - Sunday 30 August

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 30 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Sandwell & Dudley to Wolverhampton - All day Sunday 30 August.


    Wolverhampton to Crewe - All day  Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August.


    London Euston to Wembley Central - All day Sunday 30 until midday on Monday 31 August.


    Watford Junction to Cheddington - All day Sunday 30 until midday on Monday 31 August.


    Milton Keynes Central to Northampton -  All day Sunday 30 until midday on Monday 31 August.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Birmingham New Street - Sandwell & Dudley - Wolverhampton


    Wolverhampton - Stafford - Stoke-on-Trent


    Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe

    Advice:


    • All services will be routed via Northampton.

    • All services on the North Wales route will operate between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead.

    • No services will operate to or from Sandwell & Dudley, Shrewsbury or Stafford.


    London Euston to/from Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton


    Two trains per hour in each direction, one services to / from Birmingham New Street, one service to / from Wolverhampton.


    The hourly London Euston to Wolverhampton service will not call at Sandwell & Dudley, due to a local diversion between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.


    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation for passengers wishing to travel between Birmingham New Street – Sandwell & Dudley – Wolverhampton.


    London Euston to / from Manchester Piccadilly


    Two trains per hour in each direction, via Macclesfield.


    London Euston to / from Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central (direct route)


    All services will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent and Alsager, calling at Crewe.


    This is because of the route improvement project taking place between Wolverhampton, Stafford and Crewe. 


    London Euston to / from Glasgow Central and Edinburgh (via the West Midlands)


    Trains will operate between Crewe and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.


    This is because of two route improvement projects taking place between Birmingham New Street and Crewe.


    Passengers with valid tickets can use the following rail replacement coach services:



    • Birmingham New Street – Sandwell & Dudley – Wolverhampton

    • Wolverhampton – Stafford – Stoke-on-Trent

    • Wolverhampton – Stafford - Crewe

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  • August Bank Holiday - Saturday 29 August

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Saturday 29 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Sandwell & Dudley to Wolverhampton - All day Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August.


    Wolverhampton to Crewe - All day Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August.


    Watford Junction to Cheddington - From midday on Saturday 29 until midday on Monday 31 August.


    Milton Keynes Central to Northampton - From midday on Saturday 29 until midday on Monday 31 August. 


    London Euston to Wembley Central - From 20:00 on Saturday 29 until midday on Monday 31 August.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Birmingham New Street - Sandwell & Dudley - Wolverhampton


    Wolverhampton - Stafford - Stoke-on-Trent


    Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe

    Advice:


    • From midday onwards all services will be routed via Northampton.

    • All services on the North Wales route will operate between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead.

    • No services will operate to or from Sandwell & Dudley, Shrewsbury or Stafford.


    London Euston to/from Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton


    Before Midday -        Normal service, three trains per hour in each direction.


    After Midday -           Reduced service, two trains per hour in each direction. One service to / from Birmingham New Street, one service to / from Wolverhampton.


    The hourly London Euston to Wolverhampton service will not call at Sandwell & Dudley, due to a local diversion between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.


    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation for passengers wishing to travel between Birmingham New Street – Sandwell & Dudley – Wolverhampton.


    London Euston to / from Manchester Piccadilly


    Before Midday -        Normal service, three trains per hour in each direction.


    After Midday -           Reduced service, two trains per hour in each direction, via Macclesfield.


    London Euston to / from Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central (direct route)


    All services will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent and Alsager, calling at Crewe.


    This is because of the route improvement project taking place between Wolverhampton, Stafford and Crewe.


    London Euston to / from Glasgow Central and Edinburgh (via the West Midlands)


    Trains will operate between Crewe and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.


    This is because of two route improvement projects taking place between Birmingham New Street and Crewe.


    Passengers with valid tickets can use the following rail replacement coach services:



    • Birmingham New Street – Sandwell & Dudley – Wolverhampton

    • Wolverhampton – Stafford – Stoke-on-Trent

    • Wolverhampton – Stafford - Crewe

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  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Thursday 27 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    Both the 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby.

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 24 August until Thursday 27 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly  service will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby.

  • 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 24 August until Thursday 27 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service, will run as booked to Rugby, diverted via Northampton, running later from Milton Keynes Central. 

  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 24 August until Wednesday 26 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

    Alternative route:

    Both the 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will terminate at Birmingham New Street.

  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Tuesday 25 August until Friday 28 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Smethwick Rolfe Street and Wolverhampton.

    Alternative route:

    The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service, will start from Birmingham New Street at booked time.


    Passengers are advised to use the 05.24 Wolverhampton to London Euston service.


    Passengers for Rugby, should also use the 05.24 service, changing at Coventry for a London Midland service.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 17 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 10 August until Thursday 13 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place in the Rugby area.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Friday 07 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Northampton and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Tuesday 04 August until Thursday 06 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.  

    Alternative route:

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly  service will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby.

  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Tuesday 04 August until Thursday 06 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.  

    Alternative route:

    Both the 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales

    Date: Monday 03 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • Services diverted between Crewe and Chester

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales

    Date: From Saturday 01 August until Sunday 02 August

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Crewe and Chester.


    Most train services between Crewe and Chester, will be subject to a local divertsion, (Sandbach, Middlewich, Moulsworth and Mickle Trafford). This diversion will add approximately one hour onto journey times.


    Some services between London Euston to Holyhead, will start from / terminate at Chester. 

    Advice:

    On Saturday 1 August, the 18:10 London Euston to Chester service,  and on Sunday 2 August the 19:08 London Euston to Holyhead service, will both terminate at Crewe. Rail replacement coaches will transport passengers to Chester only. 

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 27 July until Thursday 30 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Wilmslow and Stockport.

    Alternative route:

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted from Stoke-on-Trent via Alsager, not calling at Macclesfield or Stockport.

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Stoke-on-Trent, calling at Macclesfield and Stockport.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 27 July until Thursday 30 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Northampton and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 05:25 Blackpool North to Crewe

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Monday 27 July until Friday 31 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Preston and Blackpool. 

    Alternative route:

    The 05:25 Blackpool North to Crewe service, will start from Preston at booked time.


    The 05:11 Blackpool North to York, Northern Rail service, will call additionally at Kirkham & Wesham.

  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 20 July until Thursday 23 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place in the Birmingham New Street area. 

    Alternative route:

    Both the 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services, will run as booked to Birmingham New Street, then be diverted via Aston and Bescot Stadium to Wolverhampton.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 20 July until Thursday 23 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Will not call at Northampton. 

    Advice:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:50, calling at Long Buckby 00:15, and Northampton 00:40 only.

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: Monday 20 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Nuneaton and Stafford.

    Alternative route:

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted from Rugby via the West Midlands to Stafford, running later from Stoke-on-Trent

  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Tuesday 14 July until Friday 17 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Smethwick Rolfe Street and Wolverhampton.

    Alternative route:

    The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service, will start from Birmingham New Street at booked time.


    Passengers are advised to use the 05.24 Wolverhampton to London Euston service.


    Passengers for Rugby, should also use the 05.24 service, changing at Coventry for a London Midland service.

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 13 July until Thursday 16 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 23.00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will run as booked to Milton Keynes Central, diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby.  

  • 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 13 July until Thursday 16 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    The 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service, will run as booked to Rugby, diverted via Northampton, running later from Milton Keynes Central. 

  • Stafford to Crewe

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 12 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place in between Stafford and Crewe. 

    Alternative route:

    Until 11:00 approximately, to allow the route improvement work and a train service to operate, speed restrictions will be imposed between the two stations.

  • Glasgow Central to Motherwell

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 11 July until Sunday 12 July

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place  between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

    Alternative route:

    Direct services from Glasgow Central to London Euston, will depart earlier than booked to compensate for route improvements, in the Glasgow Central to Motherwell area.


    Direct services from London Euston to Glasgow Central, will be diverted en route, will slightly longer journey times.


    Services on the London Euston to Glasgow Central route via the West Midlands, will start from / terminate at Carlisle. 

  • Boxing Day

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Saturday 26 December

    What is happening?

    There will be no services, operating on the Virgin Trains network today.

  • Christmas Day

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Friday 25 December

    What is happening?

    There will be no services operating, on the Virgin Trains network today.

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