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West Midlands Railway urges passengers in Worcestershire to plan ahead of bank holiday weekend engineering work

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West Midlands Railway urges passengers in Worcestershire to plan ahead of bank holiday weekend engineering work

West Midlands Railway is urging passengers in Worcestershire to check their journeys over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend while essential engineering works take place.

Network Rail is replacing sections of track in the Worcester area, meaning no trains will call at the city’s Shrub Hill station on the weekend of May 29/30, with passengers urged to use Worcester Foregate Street instead.

Additionally, services between Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford will run to an amended timetable and buses will replace trains on early morning services between Worcester and Droitwich.

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, said:

“These important upgrade works will ensure smoother and more reliable journeys for our customers over years to come. While the work is carried out I am urging our customers who are planning to travel on our Worcestershire routes over the bank holiday weekend to check their journeys in advance and plan carefully.”

Tim Shoveller, managing director of Network Rail’s North West and Central region, said:

“These essential improvements will build on the great progress already made this year to improve the railway as passengers return in greater numbers. I urge people to check their travel in advance so they know exactly what to expect from their journey.”




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