TRAVEL ALERT - Rail disruption continues after landship between Coventry and Rugby - The Rugby Observer

TRAVEL ALERT - Rail disruption continues after landship between Coventry and Rugby

Rugby Editorial 13th Feb, 2024   0

PASSENGERS travelling on the West Coast Main Line between Birmingham and London today (Tuesday) are being urged to check once again before they travel after a landslip on the line between Coventry and Rugby.

Following the closure of one of the two tracks which connect Coventry to Rugby, both lines were closed last night (February 12) to allow safe work on the landslip to continue.

Lines are not due to open until this afternoon.

Whilst the track from Coventry to Rugby is closed, train services in the opposite direction can still operate.

London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services between Birmingham and London Euston will run between Birmingham-Coventry and Northampton-London Euston only, with half-hourly rail replacement transport running between Coventry and Northampton.

Customers travelling with Avanti West Coast are advised that tickets are being accepted on LNR trains on any reasonable routes, and on CrossCountry Trains between Coventry and Stafford.

Tickets will also be accepted on Chiltern Trains between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone; CrossCountry Trains between Birmingham New Street and Reading and Great Western Railway trains between Reading and London Paddington.

Phil Barnes, operations director for Network Rail, said: “Network Rail engineers have been removing vegetation from the embankment to allow better assessment of the landslip near Rugby.

“Our team is working around the clock to get trains running again as soon as we can, and we are sorry for the disruption to journeys this is causing.”

Passengers are advised to visit to check their journeys before setting off.


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