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Last updated Mon 22 December 2014 06:57

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Today's Disruptions

February's Disruptions

  • Revised timetable - Thursday 1 January 2015

    Routes:

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

    Date: Thursday 01 January

    What is happening?

    Revised timetable - Thursday 1 January 2015

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  • Revised timetable - Wednesday 31 December

    Routes:

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

    Date: Wednesday 31 December

    What is happening?

    Revised timetable - Wednesday 31 December

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  • Preston to Lancaster

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 21 February until Sunday 22 February

    What is happening?

    The line between Preston and Lancaster, will be closed from midday on Saturday until 16:00hrs on Sunday.


    During these times, train services will operate in both directions between Milton Keynes Central / Rugby and Preston, and between Lancaster and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement service will operate between Preston and Lancaster, details to follow.

  • London Euston to Watford Junction

    Routes:

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

    Date: Monday 23 February

    What is happening?

    Until 16:30hrs, a revised timetable will operate, due to the route improvement work, that took place over the previous weekend.

  • London Euston to Watford Junction

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Saturday 21 February until Sunday 22 February

    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.


     

  • London Euston to Watford Junction

    Routes:

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

    Date: Monday 16 February

    What is happening?

    Until 16:30hrs, a revised timetable will operate, due to the route improvement work, that took place over the previous weekend.

  • Preston to Lancaster

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 14 February until Sunday 15 February

    What is happening?

    The line between Preston and Lancaster, will be closed from midday on Saturday until 16:00hrs on Sunday.


    During these times, train services will operate in both directions between Milton Keynes Central / Rugby and Preston, and between Lancaster and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement service will operate between Preston and Lancaster, details to follow.

  • London Euston to Watford Junction

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Saturday 14 February until Sunday 15 February

    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.


     

  • Revised timetable - Wednesday 24 December

    Routes:

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

    Date: Wednesday 24 December

    What is happening?

     Revised timetable - Wednesday 24 December

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  • Revised timetable - Sunday 28 December

    Routes:

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

    Date: Sunday 28 December

    What is happening?

     Revised timetable - Sunday 28 December

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  • Revised timetable - Saturday 27 December

    Routes:

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

    Date: Saturday 27 December

    What is happening?

    Revised timetable - Saturday 27 December

    Alternative route:

    The 08:40 Glasgow to Wolverhampton service, will call additionally at Oxenholme Lake District. Once a time is confirmed the timetable will be updated.

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  • Glasgow Central to Motherwell

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 25 January

    What is happening?

    Until 16:00, services between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, will be subject to delays en route.

  • Glasgow Central to Motherwell

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 11 January

    What is happening?

    Until 16:00, services between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, will be subject to delays en route.

  • Glasgow Central to Motherwell

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 04 January

    What is happening?

    Until 16:00, services between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, will be subject to delays en route.

  • 22:00 London Euston to Crewe

    Routes:

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

    Date: Tuesday 23 December

    What is happening?

    The 22:00 London Euston to Crewe service, will run as booked to Milton Keynes Central, then diverted via Northampton, running later from Rugby.

  • No service between London Euston and Watford Junction

    Routes:

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

    Date: From Saturday 27 December until Sunday 28 December

    What is happening?

    Due to a major engineering project, the line between London Euston and Watford Junction, will be closed to Virgin Trains services, all weekend.


    Most of our services will start from / terminate at either Milton Keynes Central or Rugby. We will be operating an hourly service between London Euston, Coventry and Birmingham International, via the Chiltern route. 


     

    Alternative route:

    Passengers are advised to utilise other train operators services, where possible.


    Please visit National Rail Enquiries for more details: www.nationalrail.co.uk/watford

    Advice:

    London MIdland details can be found by following this link: www.londonmidland.com/watford

  • Boxing Day

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • 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 - Shrewsbury
    • 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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