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Last updated Tue 26 May 2015 16:27

Normal Service Reinstated: 25 - 26 May

Update: Normal service reinstated for 25 and 26 May

The planned industrial action by members of the RMT and TSSA unions that work for track and infrastructure operator, Network Rail has been suspended.

As a result of this Virgin Trains will now be running its originally timetabled services on the West Coast Mainline on both Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May. This refers to Virgin Trains services on the West Coast, for Virgin Trains East Coast please click here.

Please note that the planned engineering work to be conducted by Network Rail between Saturday 23 and Monday 25 will go ahead as planned so customers travelling on these dates are still advised to check before they travel. 

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Today's Disruptions

  • Normal Service Reinstated: 25 - 26 May

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Tuesday 19 May until Tuesday 26 May

    What is happening?

    Update: Normal service reinstated for 25 and 26 May


    The planned industrial action by members of the RMT and TSSA unions that work for track and infrastructure operator, Network Rail has been suspended.


    As a result of this Virgin Trains will now be running its originally timetabled services on the West Coast Mainline on both Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May. This refers to Virgin Trains services on the West Coast, for Virgin Trains East Coast please click www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/">here.


    Please note that the planned engineering work to be conducted by Network Rail between Saturday 23 and Monday 25 will go ahead as planned so customers travelling on these dates are still advised to check before they travel. 

February's Disruptions

  • 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. 

  • Normal Service Reinstated: 25 - 26 May

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Tuesday 19 May until Tuesday 26 May

    What is happening?

    Update: Normal service reinstated for 25 and 26 May


    The planned industrial action by members of the RMT and TSSA unions that work for track and infrastructure operator, Network Rail has been suspended.


    As a result of this Virgin Trains will now be running its originally timetabled services on the West Coast Mainline on both Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May. This refers to Virgin Trains services on the West Coast, for Virgin Trains East Coast please click www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/">here.


    Please note that the planned engineering work to be conducted by Network Rail between Saturday 23 and Monday 25 will go ahead as planned so customers travelling on these dates are still advised to check before they travel. 

  • 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. 

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 06 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.

  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 29 June until Thursday 02 July

    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 run as booked to Birmingham New Street, and then be diverted via Dudley Port to Wolverhampton.   

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Wednesday 27 May until Thursday 28 May

    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.

  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Thursday 25 June

    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.

  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Tuesday 23 June

    What is happening?

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

  • 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Thursday 25 June

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

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

  • 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Tuesday 23 June

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

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

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 22 June

    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.

  • 05:25 Blackpool North to Crewe

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Monday 15 June until Friday 19 June

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

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

    Advice:

    Passengers from Blackpool North, Poulton-le-Fylde and Kirkham & Wesham, are advised to use Northern Rails 05:11 Blackpool North to York service, which will call additionally at Kirkham & Wesham. 

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 15 June until Thursday 18 June

    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 and Crewe, not calling at Macclesfield or Stockport.

    Advice:

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

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 15 June until Thursday 18 June

    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.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 08 June

    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 08 June

    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.

  • Rail Replacement Coaches - Carlisle - Glasgow Central

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 06 June until Sunday 07 June

    What is happening?

    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Preston only.


    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central via the West Midlands, will operate between London Euston and Carlisle only, via the West Midlands.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will operate in both directions between:


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central.

  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Tuesday 02 June until Friday 05 June

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

    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.

  • 22:00 London Euston to Crewe

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Monday 01 June until Thursday 04 June

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

    The 22.00 London Euston to Crewe service, will run as booked to Milton Keynes Central, diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby.  

    Advice:

    This diversion will add approximately 10 minutes to the overall journey time.

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 01 June until Thursday 04 June

    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.  

    Advice:

    This diversion will add approximately 10 minutes to the overall journey time.

  • 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 01 June until Thursday 04 June

    What is happening?

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

    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.  

    Advice:

    This diversion will add approximately 10 minutes to the overall journey time.

  • Rail Replacement Coaches - Carlisle - Glasgow Central

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 30 May until Sunday 31 May

    What is happening?

    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Preston only.


    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central via the West Midlands, will operate between London Euston and Carlisle only, via the West Midlands.


     

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will operate in both directions between:


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central.

  • 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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