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London Midland revised timetables over the Christmas period

Press Release   •   Dec 09, 2013 07:18 GMT

The reduction in commuter traffic over Christmas enables Network Rail to undertake major engineering work across the rail network. To allow this to happen, London Midland - and all rail operators - run amended timetables during this period.

A summary of changes to London Midland services can be found below, but for full details, please visitlondonmidland.com/engineering. If you use an online journey planner – including National Rail Enquiries – the revised times are already included in the results.

Christmas Eve, 24 December

Reduced timetables will be in operation from around 1300hrs, with last trains on some routes earlier than usual

Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 25-26 December

No service on any London Midland route

Friday 27 December

Reduced timetable will be in operation until around 1000hrs, followed by a normal weekday service on most routes with slightly fewer commuter trains than usual.

Due to the Birmingham New Street redevelopment project, Hereford/Worcester-Birmingham trains will not call at University, and the Lichfield-Redditch service will run half-hourly. An hourly frequency will run on the Birmingham-Liverpool, Wolverhampton-Birmingham-Walsall and Birmingham-Rugeley lines. A slightly reduced timetable will also operate between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.

A revised service will operate to/from London Euston with fewer trains than normal between Tring and London. The Bedford-Bletchley service will also be reduced to 2-hourly.

Saturday 28 December

Normal timetables on most routes, although Hereford/Worcester-Birmingham trains will not call at University, the Lichfield-Redditch service will run half-hourly. An hourly frequency will run on the Birmingham-Liverpool, Wolverhampton-Birmingham-Walsall and Birmingham-Rugeley lines. A slightly reduced timetable will also operate between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.

A revised service will operate to/from London Euston with fewer trains than normal between Tring and London and rail replacement buses from Watford Junction to London after 2230hrs. The Bedford-Bletchley service will also be reduced to 2-hourly.

Sunday 29 December

Normal Sunday timetables on most routes, although rail replacement buses will operate to/from London Euston until 1030hrs.

Monday 30 December

Normal or Saturday service on most routes with slightly fewer commuter trains than normal. On the Lichfield-Redditch line there will 4 trains per hour instead of 6 and the Wolverhampton-Birmingham-Walsall and Birmingham-Liverpool services will run hourly due to the New St redevelopment project.

Birmingham-Coventry-Northampton trains will run to a Saturday timetable, with a revised service operating between Northampton and London (including fewer trains than normal between Tring and London) and significant alterations before 1000hrs. The Bedford-Bletchley service will also be reduced to 2-hourly.

New Year’s Eve, 31 December

Normal or Saturday service on most routes with slightly fewer commuter trains than normal. On the Lichfield-Redditch line there will 4 trains per hour instead of 6 and the Wolverhampton-Birmingham-Walsall and Birmingham-Liverpool services will run hourly due to the New St redevelopment project.

Birmingham-Coventry-Northampton trains will run to a Saturday timetable, with a revised service operating between Northampton and London (including fewer trains than normal between Tring and London). The Bedford-Bletchley service will also be reduced to 2-hourly.

To allow people to watch the New Year celebrations in London, the 0004 and 0134 departures from Euston will be retimed to 0105hrs and 0200hrs.

New Year’s Day, 1 January 2014

Sunday timetables will operate on most routes, with an additional 2-hourly Birmingham-Shrewsbury service. Revised times will apply on the Euston line due to engineering works, including rail replacement buses between Rugby and Northampton. There will be no service between Bedford and Bletchley.

Thursday 2 January

Normal timetable resumes

London Midland wishes all customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your custom in 2013 and we hope to see you again in 2014.

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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 www.govia.info

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, three IOIC awards 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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