“Travel early” advice from London Midland

Christmas rail schedules announced.

London Midland is reminding passengers to check before they travel in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.

Reduced timetables will be in operation on a number of routes on Christmas Eve. The frequency of train services will reduce from 13.00 onwards.The last trains from major towns and cities are often very busy so London Midland is advising passengers to travel earlier where possible.

In addition, Network Rail is carrying out improvement works in the Stafford area. Buses will replace trains over the holiday period affecting London – Crewe and Birmingham – Liverpool train services.

London Midland commercial director, Richard Brooks, said, “We don’t want anyone to get left behind, so the advice is check before you travel, as many last train services will depart earlier than usual.Where possible, consider leaving earlier, as we expect the last trains of the day to be very busy.”

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