The British Transport Police and Network Rail are strongly advising people not to travel today unless their journey is absolutely necessary.
Network Rail have also announced that there will be further strike action on Saturday, meaning more disruption for football fans, revellers and Christmas shoppers in the Midlands.
Network Rail advise passengers to:
“We are expecting trains and stations in Birmingham to be very busy again this weekend so we are urging passengers to be prepared. “With strike action affecting West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services, passengers are being warned that other operators’ trains will be busier than usual. “We therefore urge train customers to check before you travel at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/, plan your journeys in advance, and know your last trains home. “Network Rail and train companies are working as one team to get people from A to B as safely and swiftly as possible.”
Extra staff will be on hand at Birmingham New Street station on Saturday to help passengers safely make their journeys to and from the station.