Rail passengers heading to Birmingham via Solihull can expect delays next week - The Leamington Observer

Rail passengers heading to Birmingham via Solihull can expect delays next week

Leamington Editorial 14th Jun, 2022   0

RAIL passengers heading to and from Birmingham via Solihull can expect delays next week.

Crucial parts of the railway are being replaced, ahead of the Commonwealth Games this summer, during a four-day line closure between Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull.

The upgrades will mean there will be no through train services between Solihull, Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill between Monday June 20 and Thursday June 23.

Rail replacement buses will be in operation and passengers are advised to plan ahead at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Denise Wetton, Network Rail’s central route director, said: “We know there’s never an ideal time to close the railway and a mid-week closure for work like this is rare, but post-pandemic passenger numbers show weekdays are now the least disruptive time to close the railway for vital work.

“This programme of upgrades will improve the network not only at Tyseley but across the wider West Midlands, providing passengers with a cleaner, fresher, more reliable railway throughout our major summer of sport. It will also help to reduce the risk of platforms becoming overcrowded as a result of the predicted one million extra passenger journeys during the Commonwealth Games.”


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