3rd April 2020:




West Midlands Railway – Stratford upon Avon >< Birmingham Train Service

From 6 April 2020 the service between Birmingham >< Stratford upon Avon will be hourly


A new timetable from Monday 6 April 2020 will be introduced as part of the rail industry’s commitment to operate regular train services during the coronavirus outbreak.


The latest timetable has been designed to keep as many services running as possible if part of the network has to close due to the increased impact of COVID-19.



West Midlands Railway – Stratford upon Avon >< Birmingham Train Service

From 6 April 2020 train services between Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon via Henley in Arden and Shirley will be hourly.


There will be NO service between Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon via Solihull



Chiltern Railways – Stratford upon Avon >< Leamington Spa Train Service

Every 2 to 3 hours the Leamington Spa to Stratford upon Avon shuttle will operate in each direction. Calling at Warwick, Hatton Stratford upon Avon Parkway and Stratford upon Avon. Monday to Saturday.

On Sundays the service will be once every four hours.

From 6 April 2020 trains will NOT call at Claverdon or Bearley.


Issued Friday 3 April 2020








Community Rail Officer for the Heart of England appointed


Julia Singleton-Tasker has been appointed as Community Rail Officer for the Heart of England Community Rail Partnership and started in her new role on Monday 6th January.


Having come from a background of working with different communities through teaching and personal training, Julia is looking forward to working with local communities and businesses to enhance the services already provided and to find opportunities to enthuse people about volunteering and communicating the benefits of having a station and a railway to be proud of.


She said: “I am looking forward to being a part of this exciting new phase for Community Rail in the Heart of England.  The benefits in other areas of the country provide a very positive picture for the future of Community Rail.”


Julia will be working with the three TOCs, the County, Borough and District Councils, West Midlands Rail Executive, and the established rail user groups under the guidance of a steering group. ACoRP – the Association of Community Rail Partnerships – will be providing her with invaluable expertise and training as she starts her new role.


Julia will be formally based at Warwickshire County Council but will be spending a lot of time out and about working with the communities and partners around the 37 stations in the partnership.







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