London Midland is making some changes to its timetable from 11 December.
This will include the addition of some new services and extra coaches on some of its established services.
There will be an extra:
- 686 seats per day on Walsall services
- 153 seats per day on Shrewsbury services
- 604 seats per day on Leamington services
- 531 seats per day on Stourbridge services
- 157 seats per day on Hereford services
- 177 seats per day on Stratford services
Changes to Chase Line services
Monday to Friday the 06.39 and 07.40 Rugeley to Birmingham will have an extra coach as will the 17.42 and 18.12 Birmingham to Rugeley.
Monday to Friday the 06.07 Hednesford to Birmingham will start at Rugeley at 05.55 and the 08.17 Hednesford to Birmingham will start at Rugeley at 08.06, both will run with an extra coach.
Monday to Friday the 06.21 Rugeley to Birmingham will start at Walsall. Monday to Friday the 07.39 Hednesford to Birmingham will start at Walsall. In both cases there is a following train from Hednesford/Cannock approximately 15 minutes later which will have an extra coach added.
Changes to Shrewsbury services
There will be a new 06.19 Wolverhampton to Birmingham service with four coaches, calling at all stations.
The 05.28 Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street is retimed to depart at 05.26 and ceases to call at stations between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street, arriving New Street at 06.32, eleven minutes earlier than at present.
Changes to Snow Hill Services
There will be a new train service leaving Stratford-on-Avon at 21.36 and running non-stop to Birmingham Moor Street and then Snow Hill.
Changes to Lichfield-Redditch ‘cross city’ services
The end of autumn sees the return of the higher frequency service on the cross city line with shorter journey times.
Alex Hynes of London Midland said:
“Following the recent introduction of our brand new £93m train fleet on the Snow Hill line these changes will go a considerable way to addressing overcrowding on several routes across the Midlands.
“Adding the extra capacity of 2,308 new seats throughout our network will mean an improvement in the quality of travel for of our customers.”