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Christmas Eve Travel Advice

Press Release   •   Dec 23, 2013 20:50 GMT

London Midland is advising passengers to plan carefully and aim to get home early on Christmas Eve.

The 50 miles per hour speed restriction will remain in place between the midlands and London until 07.00 hours on 24 December. 

This means there will be fewer trains running to and from the capital when services begin on Tuesday morning. 

Rail companies, including London Midland, will be winding down their services early on Christmas Eve. Trains on most London Midland routes will start to thin out from 13.00 on 24 December, with last trains finishing early.

"The best advice is to plan your journey before setting off and aim to get home early", says London Midland's commercial director Richard Brooks. "And remember, last trains from our major towns and cities are often very busy so don't get left behind" he added.

The company has lifted ticket restrictions so passengers can travel on any of London Midland's trains on Christmas Eve.  Passengers who were unable to travel on Monday due to the severe weather conditions will also be able to use their tickets on the day.

Timetables and journey planning information, which can be accessed at have been updated to reflect the Christmas and New Year timetable changes.  This allows customers to check their journey times in advance, or on the move via the mobile site.  iPhone users can also download the London Midland app. 

Detailed information on the Christmas and New Year timetable can be found at 

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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west.  Over 60 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manage 148 stations and operate
over 1,300 services a day.

London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia
is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland.  Further information on Govia is available at

London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, four Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, two IOIC award for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.

In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2012.

For more information about London Midland please visit the London Midland website or the newsroom website.


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