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Flooding: Rail passengers in West Midlands urged to check journeys

Press release   •   Nov 14, 2019 15:28 GMT

Flooding on the tracks at Bromsgrove

Commuters in the West Midlands are being urged to check their journeys ahead of the evening peak as parts of the network continue to experience flooding today (Thursday 14 November).

Services to and from Bromsgrove are among those experiencing delays and cancellations after flooding affected the tracks at Barnt Green, causing trains to be diverted.

Elsewhere, the line between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford-upon-Avon is also experiencing delays and cancellations due to the adverse weather conditions.

Just outside the West Midlands region, flooding closed the line between Birmingham and Bristol, leading to displacement of trains and increasing congestion in the region.

Passengers are advised to check their train before setting out and to consider allowing extra time for their journey if their route is among those affected.

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West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.

  • London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast mainline to and from London Euston.
  • West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street.

For more information on these services visit westmidlandsrailway.co.uk or londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk

The West Midlands Trains franchise started on 10 December 2017 and will run until 2025/26.

West Midlands Trains operates 1,300 services a day, manages 150 stations and provides over 70 million passenger journeys a year. Over the course of the franchise, West Midlands Trains will be investing £1 billion into the rail network to deliver new trains, improved routes and station upgrades. This will include 400 new train carriages across the network and space for an extra 85,000 passengers into Birmingham and London at peak times.

The franchise is a joint venture between Abellio (70.1% share) and East Japan Railway Company / Mitsui & Co., Ltd (29.9% share in a 50:50 split). Abellio is the international passenger transport subsidiary of the Dutch national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen. In the UK, Abelllio operates ScotRail and Greater Anglia train services, Merseyrail services in a joint venture with Serco and buses through Abellio London. For more information visit www.abellio.com

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