September/October 2019

Alterations to train services: Saturday 19th October 2019: Sunday 20th October
-Due to Network Rail engineering works in the Haddenham & Thame Parkway area, together with HS2 preparation works at West Ruislip, the line between Marylebone and Bicester is closed at multiple locations. A heavily-amended timetable will operate on all Chiltern Railways routes, and most journeys will be affected. Passengers may need to travel via alternative routes, on other operator's services, London Underground services and/or rail replacement bus services. Journey times will be considerably longer than usual.

Chiltern Railways train services will operate as follows (in both directions):

• 1 per hour Oxford - Banbury - stations to Birmingham Moor Street.

• 1 per hour Bicester North - Banbury - stations to Birmingham Moor Street.

• 2 per hour Oxford - stations to Bicester Village.

• 2 per hour Gerrards Cross - stations to Princes Risborough (1 per hour)/Aylesbury (1 per hour).

• Periodic service Leamington Spa - stations to Stratford Upon Avon.

• Periodic service Leamington Spa - stations to Birmingham Moor Street.

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Changes to bus services
The X20 bus service from Stratford-upon-Avon no longer runs to Birmingham. It now operates from Stratford-upon-Avon to Coventry via Solihull station and town centre, Hampton-in-Arden station and Meriden (Mondays-Saturdays). On Sundays, the X50 service continues to operate between Birmingham and Chipping Norton. Please click on the link below to see full timetables.

https://www.johnsonscoaches.co.uk/timetables/

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Business update

The latest edition of ‘West Midlands Trains Business Update – October’ is now available online. Click on the link to read it.

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£2 billion Midlands Rail Hub plans “the most ambitious for a generation”

Midlands Connect has announced plans for a £2billion upgrade of the Midlands rail network – its biggest transformation in a century - The Midlands Rail Hub. Some of the proposals could have a beneficial effect on services between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon, as they include:

·   Up to £2 billion of new and improved infrastructure, to be completed between 2024-2033;

·    Upgrades make space for 24 new passenger trains an hour across the network, 85,000 seats a day in and out of Birmingham, and an estimated six million more journeys each year;

·     47 partner organisations back the plans, including the West Midlands Combined Authority, Transport for West  Midlands, West Midlands Rail Executive, local authorities, LEPs, chambers of commerce, HS2 and Network Rail;

·         Enhanced frequencies on the Snow Hill Lines

·         Delivering more than £47m of new GVA p.a. by 2032.

·         Additional Birmingham Moor St / Snow Hill station platforms

·         “Bordesley Chords” rail connections east of Moor St Station

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SLPG Requests Economic Impact Study into railway reopening before Relief Road Plans are approved.
Click on the link directly below to read our full letter to Stratford on Avon District Council.

assets/SLPG%20-%20SDC%20WaCC%20Leaders%20WB%2021.03.2019.pdf

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