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Today's Disruptions

November'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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  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 23 February until Wednesday 25 February

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

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

  • 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.


     

  • 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Tuesday 17 February until Thursday 19 February

    What is happening?

    The 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton - Runs as booked to Milton Keynes Central, diverted via Northampton, runs later from Rugby.

  • 21:44 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Wednesday 18 February until Thursday 19 February

    What is happening?

    The 21:44 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Runs as booked to Rugby, diverted via Northampton, runs later from Milton Keynes Central. 

  • 21:44 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 16 February

    What is happening?

    The 21:44 Wolverhampton to London Euston - Runs as booked to Rugby, diverted via Northampton, runs later from Milton Keynes Central. 

  • 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.

  • 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.


     

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Wednesday 11 February until Thursday 12 February

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

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

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 09 February

    What is happening?

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

    Alternative route:

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

  • 22:37 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Sunday 01 February

    What is happening?

    The 22:37 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:45, calling at Long Buckby 00:10, and Northampton 00:35 only.

  • 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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  • 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 26 January until Thursday 29 January

    What is happening?

    Both the 22.30 and 23.30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services, will run as booked to Milton Keynes Central, diverted via Northampton, running from Rugby.  

  • 21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 26 January until Thursday 29 January

    What is happening?

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

  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Tuesday 27 January until Friday 30 January

    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 - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 26 January until Friday 30 January

    What is happening?

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

  • 21:43 London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Saturday 24 January

    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 - Shrewsbury

    Date: Saturday 24 January

    What is happening?

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

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 19 January

    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 - Shrewsbury

    Date: Saturday 17 January

    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 - Shrewsbury

    Date: Saturday 17 January

    What is happening?

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

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 12 January until Thursday 15 January

    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.

  • 22:37 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Sunday 11 January

    What is happening?

    The 22:37 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted en route, not calling at Northampton.

    Alternative route:

    A rail replacement coach will depart from Rugby 23:45, calling at Long Buckby 00:10, and Northampton 00:35 only.

  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Tuesday 06 January until Friday 09 January

    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.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Monday 05 January until Thursday 08 January

    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.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: From Wednesday 31 December until Thursday 01 January

    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.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 29 December

    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.

  • 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

    Date: Monday 22 December

    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 - Shrewsbury

    Date: Saturday 20 December

    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 - Shrewsbury

    Date: Saturday 20 December

    What is happening?

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

  • 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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