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Water Orton 2022

Changes to train times Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 September 2022

Weekend work this summer

The planned weekend work in the Water Orton during April and May was successfully completed. The next phase of work will be take place on the following weekends:

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 August
Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 August
Saturday 27 - Monday 29 August
Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 September

Timetable Summary

Birmingham New Street – Leicester and stations to Peterborough, Cambridge and Stansted Airport 

Until 10:45 Saturdays and all day Bank Holiday Monday. Rail replacement road transport will operate between Coleshill Parkway, Water Orton and Birmingham New Street.

From 10:45 Saturdays and all day Sundays. Rail replacement road transport will operate between Nuneaton, Coleshill Parkway, Water Orton and Birmingham New Street.

Cardiff Central – Nottingham 

Trains will operate between Coleshill Parkway - Nottingham & Birmingham New Street – Cardiff Central. Rail replacement road transport will operate between Coleshill Parkway and Birmingham New Street

Scotland, the North East to the South West

Trains will not call at Tamworth. Journey times will be extended by one hour.

While the railway is closed Network Rail and HS2 engineers will be:

  • Carrying out work between Water Orton and Coleshill Parkway stations to install new piling platforms for a new bridge structure that will carry the new HS2 line over the conventional railway line. Work here also includes some fencing, vegetation clearance and cable diversions.
  • Relocating signalling and communications equipment in Washwood Heath to accommodate the installation of the new HS2 railway line.
  • Installing new piles in Duddeston in preparation for a new underbridge which will allow space for the construction of a new HS2 viaduct.
  • Follow up work in the Nechells area near to Heartlands Parkway where we removed a bridge in 2021
  • Making best use of the closure to carry out vital track maintenance work which involves replacing the track ballast (stone) near Water Orton station. This will help to make journeys more reliable for our passengers.

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Our full range of tickets will be available for all journeys on this route.


Rail replacement road transport will not be able to convey any cycles.

HS2 project

As a brand new railway line, HS2 is the best option for taking the pressure off the existing network. it adds extra capacity where it is needed most. Building HS2 frees up a massive amount of space on the existing railway by placing long distance services on their own pair of tracks. Once HS2 is operating, services can run much closer together, meaning there can be more rush hour trains, helping to relieve overcrowding.

Once the full network is operational we expect HS2 trains to carry over 300,000 passengers a day. HS2 is future proofed, by making sure the network can grow with increased demand.

When complete, HS2 will add greater capacity along the UK’s current main North-South rail routes; West Coast, East Coast and Midland main lines. This means more train services across the country, more seats for passengers and fewer delays.

For any further information on the project please click here.

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