Timetable alterations

EngineeringWe're constantly working to improve our services which means engineering work is carried out on an ongoing basis. We do our best to minimise the effects on services.

This page contains details of planned changes to our timetables over the next few weeks due to engineering works as well as amends due to Bank Holidays or special events (football matches, concerts, exhibitions, festivals, Wembley events). For information about engineering works further ahead, please see the National Rail Enquiries website.

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Summary of engineering work

September/October 2014

October/November 2014


Sunday 14 September to Saturday 11 October

Improvement works at Cheddington Station

Work to refurbish the footbridge at Cheddington station starts on Sunday 14 September.
While the work is carried out, London Midland will be unable to run its full timetabled service until normal working resumes at 06.00 on Saturday 11 October. This mainly affects Monday - Friday evening peak services and weekend trains out of London Euston. Customers travelling from London Euston are advised to travel to Tring, where replacement road transport will be arranged for onward travel to Cheddington. Customers who wish to travel in a northbound direction from Cheddington are advised to phone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. Road transport will be arranged to take you to Leighton Buzzard. Railway and car park season tickets for Cheddington will be valid for use at Tring or Leighton Buzzard for the duration of the works.

For full details visit londonmidland.com/cheddington


Monday 29 September - Thursday 2 October

Birmingham-Worcester-Hereford line - Due to the cancellation of planned engineering work the following service alterations will apply :

  • The 21.45 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 22.00 and will call additionally at University (at 22.06) and Bromsgrove (at 22.20).
  • The 23.15 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 23.25 and will call additionally at University (at 23.31) and Bromsgrove (at 23.46).
  • The 21.29 Hereford to Birmingham New Street train service will call additionally at Bromsgrove (at 22.29) and University (at 22.44).
  • Previously published rail replacement buses planned to operate between Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove will not run.

Friday 3 October 

Bushey - Due to planned engineering work the 23.04 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Saturday 4 October 

Abbey line -  After 19.30 trains between Watford Junction and St.Albans Abbey will not run and rail replacement buses will operate. Details here.

Bushey - Due to planned engineering work the following services will call at Bushey to set down only :

  • 00.04 London Euston – Northampton,
  • 00.34 London Euston – Northampton.

Birmingham-London Euston - Due to planned engineering work the following train service alterations will apply :

  • The 21.34 Birmingham New Street to London Euston service will terminate at Hemel Hempstead, with rail replacement buses operating between Hemel Hempstead and London Euston.
  • The 22.14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston service will terminate at Bletchley. A rail replacement bus will operate between Bletchley and London Euston.

Details here

Cross City - The 2227 Longbridge to Blake Street service will not call at Duddeston. Passengers for/at Duddeston are advised to travel on the 2252 Longbridge to Lichfield City service - calling at Duddeston at 2319.

Great Malvern - Birmingham - The 0621 Great Malvern to Birmingham New Street service will not call at Bromsgrove. Passengers for/at Bromsgrove are advised to travel on the 0735 Worcester Shrub Hill to Birmingham New Street service calling at Bromsgrove at 0753.

Football - Football at Banks’s Stadium (Kick Off: 15.00 hrs)  Walsall v. Bristol City. Details of services calling additionally at Bescot Stadium before and after the match here.

Football - Football at Villa Park (Kick off 1730 hrs) Aston Villa v Manchester City.  An additional service will operate after the match departing Witton at 1947 arriving Birmingham New Street at 1959. Also the 1950 service from Rugeley Trent Valley will additonally stop at Witton at 2036, arriving at Birmingham New Street at 2046.

Sunday 5 October

Birmingham-London Euston - Until 08.00 trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will not run and rail replacement buses will operate. The 00.15 London Euston to Northampton service will start from Hemel Hempstead (at 00.46) and will not call at Cheddington. Rail replacement buses will operate between London Euston and Northampton. A rail replacement bus will depart from Tring at 01.03, arriving at Cheddington at 01.23.The 06.42 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston service will terminate at Hemel Hempstead, with a rail replacement bus operating between Hemel Hempstead and London Euston. The 07.52 London Euston to Birmingham New Street service will start from Hemel Hempstead (at 08.17) and will not call at Cheddington. A rail replacement bus will operate between London Euston and Hemel Hempstead - to connect with the train. The 08.23 London Euston to Birmingham New Street train service will call additionally at Cheddington (at 09.09).

Details here

Crewe-London Euston - Due to planned engineering work the following service alterations will apply :Trains between Crewe & Northampton / London Euston are retimed to depart from Crewe up to 24 minutes later / arrive at Crewe up to 27 minutes earlier and will not call at Alsager, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent and Stone. Rail replacement buses will operate between Crewe & Stafford - also calling at Alsager, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent and Stone.

Details here

Abbey Line - Until 13.00 trains between Watford Junction and St.Albans Abbey will not run and rail replacement buses will operate. Details here.

Monday 6 - Thursday 8 October

Birmingham-Euston - Due to planned engineering work the 22.54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton train will not run. A rail replacement bus will operate between Rugby and Northampton - departing from Rugby at 23.50, Long Buckby at 00.15, arriving at Northampton at 00.40. Details here.

Birmingham New Street-Worcester - Due to the cancellation of planned engineering work the following service alterations will apply :

  • The 21.45 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 22.00 and will call additionally at University (at 22.06) and Bromsgrove (at 22.20).
  • The 23.15 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 23.25 and will call additionally at University (at 23.31) and Bromsgrove (at 23.46).
  • The 21.29 Hereford to Birmingham New Street train service will call additionally at Bromsgrove (at 22.29) and University (at 22.44).

Previously published rail replacement buses planned to operate between Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove will not run.

Tuesday 7 - Friday 10 October

Rugby - Euston - Due to planned engineering work the 05.16 Rugby to London Euston service will start from Northampton (at 05.46).A rail replacement bus will operate between Rugby and Northampton - departing from Rugby at 04.46, Long Buckby at 05.11, arriving at Northampton at 05.36 (to connect with the train). Details here.

Saturday 11 October

Abbey line - After 19.30 trains between Watford Junction and St.Albans Abbey will not run and rail replacement buses will operate. Details here.

Birmingham-London Euston - Due to planned engineering work services between Birmingham New Street and Coventry/Northampton/London Euston after 2100 will be subject to alterations. Details here.

Sunday 12 October

Abbey line - Until 13.00 trains between Watford Junction and St.Albans Abbey will not run and rail replacement buses will operate. Details here.

London Euston, Northampton & Birmingham New Street/Crewe and Coventry & Birmingham New Street - Due to planned engineering work services between London Euston, Northampton & Birmingham New Street / Crewe and between Coventry & Birmingham New Street will be affected by service alterations until approximately midday. Details here.

Monday 13 October

London Euston-Northampton - Due to planned engineering work the following train service alterations will apply :

  • The 20.34 London Euston to Tring service will not run. Passengers are advised to travel on the 20.24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central train - calling at Watford Junction at 20.43, Hemel Hempstead at 20.51, Berkhamsted at 20.57, arriving at Tring at 21.02, OR the 21.05 London Euston to Bletchley train - calling at Harrow & Wealdstone at 21.18, Bushey at 21.23, Watford Junction at 21.26, Kings Langley at 21.31, Apsley at 21.35, Hemel Hempstead at 21.37, Berkhamsted at 21.42, arriving at Tring at 21.47.
  • The 21.26 Tring to London Euston service will not run. Passengers are advised to travel on the 20.58 Tring to London Euston train - calling at Berkhamsted at 21.02, Hemel Hempstead at 21.07, Apsley at 21.10, Kings Langley at 21.13, Watford Junction at 21.18, Bushey at 21.21, Harrow & Wealdstone at 21.26, arriving at London Euston at 21.40, OR the 22.16 Tring to London Euston train - calling at Berkhamsted at 22.20, Hemel Hempstead at 22.25, Apsley (additionally) at 22.28, Kings Langley (additionally) at 22.31, Watford Junction at 22.37, Bushey (additionally) at 22.39, Harrow & Wealdstone (additionally) at 22.45, arriving at London Euston at 23.00.
  • The 22.05 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston service will not run. Passengers are advised to travel on the 21.53 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston train - calling at Bletchley at 21.58, Leighton Buzzard at 22.04, Cheddington at 22.10, Tring at 22.16, Berkhamsted at 22.20, Hemel Hempstead at 22.25, Apsley (additionally) at 22.28, Kings Langley (additionally) at 22.31, Watford Junction at 22.37, Bushey (additionally) at 22.39, Harrow & Wealdstone (additionally) at 22.45, arriving at London Euston at 23.00, OR the 23.13 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston train - calling at Bletchley at 23.18, Leighton Buzzard at 23.24, Cheddington at 23.29, Tring at 23.38, Berkhamsted at 23.43, Hemel Hempstead at 23.47, Apsley at 23.50, Kings Langley at 23.53, Watford Junction at 23.59, Bushey at 00.01, Harrow & Wealdstone at 00.07, arriving at London Euston at 00.21.
  • The 20.54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston service will terminate at Northampton (at 21.55).Passengers are advised to travel forward on the 22.06 Northampton to Milton Keynes Central rail replacement bus service - calling at Wolverton at 22.35 and Milton Keynes Central at 22.50 (from where Virgin Trains services operate to Watford Junction and London Euston), OR the 22.55 Northampton to London Euston train service - calling at Wolverton at 23.08, Milton Keynes Central at 23.13, Bletchley at 23.18, Leighton Buzzard at 23.24, Cheddington at 23.29, Tring at 23.38, Berkhamsted at 23.43, Hemel Hempstead at 23.47, Apsley at 23.50, Kings Langley at 23.53, Watford Junction at 23.59, Bushey at 00.01, Harrow & Wealdstone at 00.07, arriving at London Euston at 00.21.
  • After 22.30 train services from London Euston to Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only - to a special timetable at reduced frequency (as detailed here).
  • Rail replacement buses will operate between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.
  • After 22.00 Northbound trains will call at Bushey to set down only.

Monday 13 - Thursday 16 October

Birmingham New Street - Worcester - Due to the cancellation of planned engineering work the following service alterations will apply :

  • The 21.45 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 22.00 and will call additionally at University (at 22.06) and Bromsgrove (at 22.20).
  • The 23.15 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 23.25 and will call additionally at University (at 23.31) and Bromsgrove (at 23.46).
  • The 21.29 Hereford to Birmingham New Street train service will call additionally at Bromsgrove (at 22.29) and University (at 22.44).

Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 October

Bushey - Due to planned engineering work the following services will call at Bushey to set down only :

  • 22.07 London Euston – Milton Keynes Central,
  • 23.04 London Euston – Northampton,
  • 00.04 London Euston – Northampton (WThFO),
  • 00.34 London Euston – Northampton (WThFO).

Friday 17 October

Bushey - Due to planned engineering work the 23.04 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Saturday 18 October

Abbey line - Due to planned engineering work buses will replace trains after 1930. Details here.

Bushey - Due to planned engineering work the following services will call at Bushey to set down only, 0004 London Euston-Northampton and 0034 London Euston-Northampton.

Birmingham-Coventry-Northampton-London Euston - After 2200 services will be amended between Birmingham-Coventry-Northampton-London Euston - details here.

Sunday 19 October

Abbey line - Due to planned engineering work buses will replace trains until 1300. Details here.

Crewe/Birmingham-Northampton-London Euston and Coventry-Birmingham New Street - Various amendments will affect services until approximately 1130 - details here.

Coventry-Nuneaton - Buses will replace trains all day - details here.

Monday 20 October

Bushey - Due to planned engineering work the 0004 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Monday 20 - Thursday 23 October

Walsall line - Due to planned engineering work the 2318 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall at 2346. A rail replacement bus service will operate departing from Walsall at 2353, Bloxwich at 2357, Bloxwich North at 2358, Landywood at 0003, Cannock at 0008 arriving at Hednesford at 0034.

Birmingham New Street-Worcester-Hereford -

  • The 21.45 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 22.00 and will call additionally at University (at 22.06) and Bromsgrove (at 22.20).
  • The 23.15 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 23.25 and will call additionally at University (at 23.31) and Bromsgrove (at 23.46).
  • The 21.29 Hereford to Birmingham New Street train service will call additionally at Bromsgrove (at 22.29) and University (at 22.44).

Previously published rail replacement buses planned to operate between Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove will not run.

Saturday 25 October 

Abbey line - After 1930 trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey will be replaced by trains. Details here

Birmingham-Walsall-Rugeley Trent Valley - Buses replace trains between Walsall and Hednesford/Rugeley Trent Valley - details here.

Birmingham-Worcester-Hereford - Buses replace trains between Great Malvern/Ledbury and Hereford  - details here.

Football at St Andrews, Birmingham City v Bournemouth, kick off 1500hrs. Details of services calling additionally at Bordesley before and after the match here.

Football at Banks's Stadium, Walsall v Chesterfield, kick off 1500hrs. Details of services calling additionally at Bescot Stadium before and after the match here.

Sunday 26 October

Abbey line - Buses replace trains until 1300. Details here.

Birmingham-Walsall-Rugeley Trent Valley - Buses replace trains between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley - details here.

Birmingham-Worcester-Hereford - Buses replace trains between Great Malver/Lebury and Hereford - details here.

Tyseley Open Day - details of services calling additionally at Tyseley for the open day here.

Monday 27 October

Euston-Northampton-Birmingham - Amends to services after 2030 details here.

Monday 27-Thursday 30 October

Birmingham-Worcester - Due to the cancellation of planned engineering work the following service alterations will apply :

  • The 21.45 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 22.00 and will call additionally at University (at 22.06) and Bromsgrove (at 22.20).
  • The 23.15 Birmingham New Street to Worcester Shrub Hill train service is retimed to depart from Birmingham New Street at 23.25 and will call additionally at University (at 23.31) and Bromsgrove (at 23.46).
  • The 21.29 Hereford to Birmingham New Street train service will call additionally at Bromsgrove (at 22.29) and University (at 22.44).

Previously published rail replacement buses planned to operate between Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove will not run.


Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 October

Bushey - The following services will call at Bushey to set down only.

  • 2154 London Euston-Northampton
  • 2207 London Euston-Milton Keynes Central
  • 2304 London Euston-Northampton
  • 0004 London Euston-Northampton (W,Th, FO)
  • 0034 London Euston-Northampton (W,Th, FO)

Friday 31 October

Bushey - The 2304 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Saturday 1 November

Abbey Line - After 1930 rail replacement buses will operate. Details here.

Bushey - The following services will call at Bushey to set down only, 0004 London Euston-Northampton and 0034 Lodnon Euston-Northampton.

Birmingham-Walsall-Rugeley- Rail replacement buses will operate between Walsall and Hednesford/Rugeley Trent Valley - details here.

Sunday 2 November

Abbey Line - Until 1300 rail replacement buses will operate - details here.

London Euston-Watford-Milton Keynes-Northampton-Birmingham: 

  • The 00.40 Watford Junction to London Euston service will not run. A rail replacement bus will operate departing from Watford Junction at 00.40, Harrow & Wealdstone at 01.01, Wembley Central at 01.17, arriving at London Euston at 01.47.
  • The 02.00 London Euston to Watford Junction service will not run. A rail replacement bus will operate departing from London Euston at 02.00, arriving at Watford Junction at 02.45. A rail replacement bus will operate departing from London Euston at 02.00, Wembley Central at 02.31, Harrow & Wealdstone at 02.47, arriving at Watford Junction at 03.07.
  • The 02.55 Watford Junction to Milton Keynes Central (bus) service is retimed to depart from Watford Junction at 03.08, Kings Langley at 03.24, Apsley at 03.35, Hemel Hempstead at 03.41, Berkhamsted at 03.52, Tring at 04.08, Cheddington at 04.29, Leighton Buzzard at 04.50, Bletchley at 05.16, arriving at Milton Keynes Central at 05.31.
  • The 09.14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston service is retimed to run later between Coventry and Northampton - departing from Coventry at 09.46, Rugby at 10.04, Long Buckby at 10.14, arriving at Northampton at 10.26.
  • The 10.14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston service is retimed to run later between Coventry and Northampton - departing from Coventry at 10.44, Rugby at 11.01, Long Buckby at 11.11, arriving at Northampton at 11.22.

Birmingham-Walsall-Rugeley Trent Valley - Rail replacement buses in operation between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley - details here.

Birmingham - Worcester- Hereford - Due to planned engineering work the following service alterations will apply :

  • Trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford will not run. Customers are advised to travel on Cross City train services between Birmingham New Street and Longbridge (also calling at University). Rail replacement buses will operate between Longbridge and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford (also calling at Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa).
  • Train services between Birmingham Moor Street / Birmingham Snow Hill and Worcester / Great Malvern will run between Birmingham Moor Street / Birmingham Snow Hill and Kidderminster only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Kidderminster and Worcester / Great Malvern.
  • Details here

Birmingham-Stratford upon Avon - Due to planned engineering work the following service alterations will apply :

Until 11.00 trains between Birmingham Snow Hill / Birmingham Moor Street and Stratford-upon-Avon will not run and rail replacement buses will operate. Full details.


Monday 3 - Thursday 6 November

Due to planned engineering work the 23.18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall (at 23.46). A rail replacement bus service will operate departing from Walsall at 23.52, Bloxwich at 23.56, Bloxwich North at 23.57, Landywood at 00.02, Cannock at 00.07, arriving at Hednesford at 00.33.


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