Christmas Eve travel advice

London Midland is advising passengers to plan carefully and aim to get home early on Christmas Eve.

The 50 miles per hour speed restriction will remain in place between the midlands and London until 07.00 hours on 24 December. This means there will be fewer trains running to and from the capital when services begin on Tuesday morning.

Rail companies, including London Midland, will be winding down their services early on Christmas Eve. Trains on most London Midland routes will start to thin out from 13.00 on 24 December, with last trains finishing early.

“The best advice is to plan your journey before setting off and aim to get home early”, says London Midland’s commercial director Richard Brooks. “And remember, last trains from our major towns and cities are often very busy so don’t get left behind” he added.

The company has lifted ticket restrictions so passengers can travel on any of London Midland’s trains on Christmas Eve.  Passengers who were unable to travel on Monday due to the severe weather conditions will also be able to use their tickets on the day.

Timetables and journey planning information, which can be accessed at have been updated to reflect the Christmas and New Year timetable changes.  This allows customers to check their journey times in advance, or on the move via the mobile site.  iPhone users can also download the London Midland app.

Detailed information on the Christmas and New Year timetable can be found