OPERATING ACROSS BIRMINGHAM

TONY MILES spoke to West Midlands Trains MD JAN CHAUDHRY-VAN DER VELDE about the challenges of making the company’s May timetable work effectively

Approaching journey’s end: unit No 350123, forming the 07.23 from Euston to Rugeley Trent Valley, at Bloxwich on the Chase line on 25 June 2019. John Whitehouse

Delays and cancellations to trains have hit on the new ‘joined up’ route between London and Rugeley Trent Valley via Birmingham New Street. Now West Midlands Trains has admitted that it may have to return to the operation of these services as separate workings in future versions of the timetable.

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