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Last updated Fri 22 August 2014 08:50

Saturday 23 - Monday 25 August

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Today's Disruptions

  • Saturday 23 - Monday 25 August

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Friday 22 August until Monday 25 August

    What is happening?

    Travel to/from London is directly affected as part of a planned closure on the West Coast Main Line.

    Find out more about this disruption

February's Disruptions

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 17 November until Thursday 20 November

    What is happening?

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted en route, not calling at Macclesfield or Stockport. 

    Alternative route:

    A connecting rail replacement coach will depart from  Stoke-on-Trent (01:25), calling at Macclesfield (02:15) and Stockport (02:45) only.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Monday 17 November until Thursday 20 November

    What is happening?

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    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 Monday 10 November until Thursday 13 November

    What is happening?

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

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Monday 10 November until Thursday 13 November

    What is happening?

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

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

  • 10:51 Edinburgh to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 09 November

    What is happening?

    Due to engineering work taking place between Haymarket and Livingstone South, the 10:51 Edinburgh to London Euston service, will have to depart earlier than booked. 

    Alternative route:

    The revised departure times for the affected stations only are:


    Edinburgh 10:15


    Haymarket 10:19

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 03 November until Thursday 06 November

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

    A connecting rail replacement coach will depart from Stafford (01:25), calling at Stoke-on-Trent (01:50),  Macclesfield (02:30) and Stockport (02:55) only.

  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Tuesday 04 November until Friday 07 November

    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.

  • 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Monday 03 November until Thursday 06 November

    What is happening?

    The 21.45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service, will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Milton Keynes Central.

  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Monday 03 November until Thursday 06 November

    What is happening?

    Both the 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services, will be diverted en route, running from Rugby later that booked. These services will also terminate at Birmingham New Street.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Monday 27 October

    What is happening?

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

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

  • 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Saturday 25 October

    What is happening?

    The 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton – As booked to Milton Keynes Central, diverted via Northampton and runs later from Rugby.

  • 21:07 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Saturday 25 October

    What is happening?

    The 21:07 Wolverhampton to London Euston – As booked to Rugby, diverted via Northampton and runs later into London Euston.

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

    A connecting rail replacement coach will depart from Stafford (01:20), calling at Stoke-on-Trent (01:45), and Macclesfield (02:25) only.

  • 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Saturday 18 October

    What is happening?

    The 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton service, will be diverted via Nuneaton to Birmingham New Street, not calling at Coventry, Birmingham International, Sandwell & Dudley or Wolverhampton.

    Alternative route:

    The following rail replacement coaches will will operate:


    1. Rugby (23:05), Coventry (23:45), Birmingham International (00:10)


    2. Birmingham New Street (23:50), Sandwell & Dudley (00:15), Wolverhampton (00:50)

  • Saturday 23 - Monday 25 August

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Friday 22 August until Monday 25 August

    What is happening?

    Travel to/from London is directly affected as part of a planned closure on the West Coast Main Line.

    Find out more about this disruption

  • 21:40 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: Monday 25 August

    What is happening?

    The 21:40 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will start from Rugby at booked time.


    This service will be diverted from Stoke-on-Trent to Crewe, Wilmslow, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Alternative route:

    A connecting 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

    Date: Monday 13 October

    What is happening?

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

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

  • 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Saturday 11 October

    What is happening?

    The 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton service, will be diverted via Nuneaton to Birmingham New Street, not calling at Coventry, Birmingham International, Sandwell & Dudley or Wolverhampton.

    Alternative route:

    The following rail replacement coaches will will operate:


    1. Rugby (23:05), Coventry (23:45), Birmingham International (00:10)


    2. Birmingham New Street (23:50), Sandwell & Dudley (00:15), Wolverhampton (00:50)

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 06 October until Thursday 09 October

    What is happening?

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted en route, not calling at Macclesfield or Stockport.

    Alternative route:

    A connecting rail replacement coach will depart from Stoke-on-Trent (01:25), calling at Macclesfield (02:15) and Stockport (02:45) only.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Monday 06 October until Thursday 09 October

    What is happening?

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton only.

  • 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Saturday 04 October

    What is happening?

    The 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton – As booked to Milton Keynes Central, diverted via Northampton and runs later from Rugby.    

  • 21:07 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Saturday 04 October

    What is happening?

    The 21:07 Wolverhampton to London Euston – As booked to Rugby, diverted via Northampton and runs later into London Euston.

  • London Underground escalator maintenance

    Date: From Thursday 10 July until Saturday 15 November

    What is happening?

    As supplied by London Underground.


    There will be no down escalator to the Victoria line and Northern line (Bank branch) at Euston station.


    Access will be via the spiral stairs only. 


     

    Alternative route:

    Thursday 10 July until early November: There will be no down escalator to southbound trains.


    Early November 2014 until late March 2015: There will be no down escalator to northbound trains.


     


       

    Advice:

    While London Underground refurbish two escalators, one at a time, you are likely to queue both outside the station and in passageways.


    To avoid delays, please use nearby Warren Street for the Victoria line or King's Cross St. Pancras for the Northen line (Bank Branch) 

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: Monday 29 September

    What is happening?

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted from Rugby via the West Midlands to Stafford.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Monday 29 September

    What is happening?

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton only.

  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Tuesday 19 August until Friday 22 August

    What is happening?

    The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will depart from Wolverhampton earlier than booked, and be diverted via Bescot to Birmingham New Street.

  • Milton Keynes Central to Rugby local diversion

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 22 September until Thursday 25 September

    What is happening?

    The following services will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Milton Keynes Central:


    21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston


    The following services will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby:


    22:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton. 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly. 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Tuesday 23 September until Friday 26 September

    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.

  • 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Monday 22 September until Thursday 25 September

    What is happening?

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

  • Revised timetable - Monday 25 August

    Routes:

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

    Date: Monday 25 August

    What is happening?

    Revised timetable - Monday 25 August

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  • Revised timetable - Sunday 24 August

    Routes:

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

    Date: Sunday 24 August

    What is happening?

    Revised timetable - Sunday 24 August

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  • Revised timetable - Saturday 23 August

    Routes:

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

    Date: Saturday 23 August

    What is happening?

    Revised timetable - Saturday 23 August

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  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Monday 15 September

    What is happening?

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton only.

    Advice:

    Please allow an extra 40 minutes approximately, for your journey.

  • 2245 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Monday 08 September until Thursday 11 September

    What is happening?

    The 2245 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton only.

    Advice:

    Please allow an extra 40 minutes approximately, for your journey

  • Milton Keynes Central to Rugby local diversion

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Tuesday 02 September until Thursday 04 September

    What is happening?

    The following services will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Milton Keynes Central:


    2145 Wolverhampton to London Euston


    The following services will be diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby:


    2230 London Euston to Wolverhampton. 2300 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly. 2330 London Euston to Wolverhampton

  • 2245 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: Monday 01 September

    What is happening?

    The 2245 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton only.

    Advice:

    Please allow an extra 40 minutes approximately, for your journey

  • Crewe to Chester diversions

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales

    Date: From Monday 01 September until Thursday 04 September

    What is happening?

    The 20.10 London Euston to Chester service will run as booked to Crewe, then diverted via Sandbach, Middlewich and MIckle Trafford Junction.


    The 20.20 Bangor to Birmingham New Street service, will be diverted from Chester via Mickle Trafford Junction, Helsby, Warrington Bank Quay and Weaver Junction, running later from Crewe. This service will also be diverted from Wolverhampton to Birmingham New Street via Bescot and Aston. 

  • Between Liverpool LIme Street and Runcorn

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: Sunday 31 August

    What is happening?

    The line between Runcorn and Liverpool Lime Street, will have limited access all day. Most services will operate in both directions between:


    London Euston to Crewe.


    Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street


     

    Alternative route:

    There will however be two direct services in each direction:


    From LOndon Euston at 15:05 and 20:05


    From Liverpool Lime Street at 11:47 and 17:47 


     


    Some rail replacement coaches will operate at the beginning and ending of services:


    Crewe 23:55d, Runcorn 00.45d, Liverpool LIme Street 01.20a


    Liverpool LIme St. 07:35d, Runcorn 08:10d, Crewe 09:00a


    Liverpool LIme St. 08:35d, Runcorn 09:10d, Crewe 10:00a


    Liverpool LIme St. 09:35d, Runcorn 10:10d, Crewe 11:00a 

  • 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Wednesday 27 August until Friday 29 August

    What is happening?

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted en route, not calling at Macclesfield or Stockport.

    Alternative route:

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

  • 2245 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Tuesday 26 August until Thursday 28 August

    What is happening?

    The 2245 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton only.

    Advice:

    Please allow an extra 40 minutes approximately, for your journey

  • Carstairs to Glasgow Central

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 24 August

    What is happening?

    Some services will be diverted between Carstaires and Edinburgh 

  • Rail Replacement Coaches - Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton

    Date: From Sunday 24 August until Monday 25 August

    What is happening?

    Due to work on the Birmingham New Street Gateway Project, services on the Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street route, will operate between Birmingham New Street and Milton Keynes Central / Rugby.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will operate between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.   

  • Manchester route - Late night alterations

    Routes:

    • London - Liverpool & Manchester

    Date: From Monday 18 August until Friday 22 August

    What is happening?

    Late night services on the London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly route, will be subject to diversions en route, not calling at all booked stations.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation, details to follow.

  • Anglo - Scottish services diverted en route

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Sunday 24 August until Monday 25 August

    What is happening?

    There will be no train services between Wolverhampton and Stafford.


    Anglo - Scottish services will be diverted via Nuneaton 

    Alternative route:

    For local journeys, rail replacement coaches will operate between Wolverhampton to Stafford.

  • London Euston to Watford Junction

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Sunday 24 August until Monday 25 August

    What is happening?

    As part of Network Rail’s £81m major improvement scheme on the West Coast Main Line at Watford Junction there will be the following changes to our timetable.


    Most of our services will start from / terminate at either Milton Keynes Central or Rugby, with the exception of an hourly service between London Euston, Coventry and Birmingham International, via High Wycombe and Leamington Spa on the Chiltern route.

    Alternative route:

    COVENTRY and RUGBY to/from LONDON EUSTON: One service per hour in each direction via the Chiltern route.


    WEST MIDLANDS: One service per hour between the Rugby and the West Midlands


    MANCHESTER: Two services per hour, one between Manchester and Milton Keynes (diverted via the West Midlands) and one between Manchester and Rugby in each direction


    NORTH WALES: Services to Holyhead will start from/terminate at Crewe


    LIVERPOOL: Services will start from/ terminate at Rugby, calling additionally at Nuneaton


    NORTH and SCOTLAND: Services will start from/ terminate at Rugby, calling additionally at Nuneaton

    Advice:

    Passengers are advised to use alternative routes where possible, or use our service from London Euston, diverted via the Chiltern route to the West Midlands, to connect into / out of our services.


     

  • London Euston to Watford Junction

    Routes:

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

    Date: Saturday 23 August

    What is happening?

    As part of Network Rail’s £81m major improvement scheme on the West Coast Main Line at Watford Junction there will be the following changes to our timetable.


    Most of our services will start from / terminate at either Milton Keynes Central or Rugby, with the exception of an hourly service between London Euston, Coventry and Birmingham International, via High Wycombe and Leamington Spa on the Chiltern route.

    Alternative route:

    COVENTRY and BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL to/from LONDON EUSTON: One service per hour in each direction via the Chiltern route.


    WEST MIDLANDS: One service per hour between the Rugby and the West Midlands


    MANCHESTER: Two services per hour, one between Manchester and Milton Keynes (diverted via the West Midlands) and one between Manchester and Rugby in each direction


    NORTH WALES: Services to Holyhead will start from/terminate at Crewe


    LIVERPOOL: Services will start from/ terminate at Rugby, calling additionally at Nuneaton


    NORTH and SCOTLAND: Services will start from/ terminate at Rugby, calling additionally at Nuneaton

    Advice:

    Passengers are advised to use alternative routes where possible, or use our service from London Euston, diverted via the Chiltern route to the West Midlands, to connect into / out of our services.


     

  • Boxing Day

    Routes:

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

    Date: Friday 26 December

    What is happening?

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

  • Christmas Day

    Routes:

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

    Date: Thursday 25 December

    What is happening?

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

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