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Storm Doris – Rail travel update – Do not travel

Press Release   •   Feb 23, 2017 11:37 GMT

Storm Doris – Rail travel update – Do not travel

Due to Storm Doris London Midland is advising rail users not to travel today if possible. The company has lifted ticket restrictions so that passengers can delay their journeys and travel tomorrow (Friday 24 February).

While high winds are affecting rail services across the region London Midland train tickets can be used on any of the following services:

  • Virgin Trains between London - Birmingham - Chester - Liverpool
  • Chiltern Trains between Stourbridge - Kidderminster - Leamington - London Marylebone
  • Cross Country between Reading - Birmingham - Manchester - Nottingham
  • Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham - Chester - Shrewsbury
  • Merseyrail between Liverpool South Parkway - Liverpool - Chester
  • East Midlands Train between Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe
  • Southern between Milton Keynes - Watford - Shepherds Bush
  • NXWM on all routes.
  • London Buses between Watford - London Euston
  • London Overground between Watford - London Euston - Shepherds Bush

A 50 mile per hour speed restriction is now in place across the network until at least 1600 hours. This means fewer trains can run and some journeys will take longer to complete. Individual lines are being blocked by falling trees and debris. The Cross City Line between Birmingham and Lichfield is unlikely to re-open today.

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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 70 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manages  150 stations and operates  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, GTR (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, five 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 2014.

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

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