Midlands Christmas Commuters

Thousands of people will head out of the Midlands today in search of winter sunshine or a white Christmas!

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London Midland: Cancellations and changes to timetable

London Midland train Credit: Johnny Green/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Alterations to journey timetables are planned for routes including:

  • Coventry to Nuneaton

  • Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street / Crewe

  • Birmingham New Street to Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

  • Wolverhampton to Birmingham New Street

  • Birmingham New Street to Worcester / Hereford

  • Stratford upon Avon/Leamington Spa to Stourbridge Junction/Worcester/Great Malvern (via Birmingham Snow Hill)

For full details see the London Midland site

Midlands' train situation

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If you're travelling tomorrow, please see our website for details of our revised timetables - http://t.co/79ATh8sG

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For disruption info please follow @nre_xc, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or check our Travel Updates http://t.co/MkxZGmH8

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Passengers advised to allow extra time for Christmas travel

After the recent flooding which has had a significant impact on large parts of the road and rail network, East Midlands Trains has advised passengers to allow extra time for their journeys home on Christmas Eve.

East Midlands Trains services between Derby and Nottingham have been affected by the heavy rain and subsequent flooding, which have caused the River Erewash to burst its banks.

"We know that many people will be travelling home on Christmas Eve and we want to make sure they allow plenty of time for their journey. With flooding affecting large parts of the rail and road network, journeys make take longer than usual.

"We will continue to work with Network Rail to resume normal services as quickly as possible."

– David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains services are planned to finish earlier than normal on Christmas Eve, with the last service from St Pancras departing at 20.30.

The great Midlands Christmas getaway

Thousands of people have been taking to the roads, railways and the air for what was expected to be the busiest day of the Christmas holiday getaway.

There were predicted to be up to 350,000 vehicles per hour on the Midlands' road network.

It's likely to stay busy all weekend, and for those setting off tomorrow there could be some treacherous weather conditions as well. Peter Bearne reports.

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