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Passengers in Lichfield warned of disruption to train services on May Bank Holiday weekends

Train passengers in Lichfield are being warned to check their journeys ahead of the May Bank Holidays.

A Virgin Trains service passing through Lichfield Trent Valley. Pic: Matt Buck

A Virgin Trains service passing through Lichfield Trent Valley on the West Coast Main Line. Pic: Matt Buck

Network Rail says maintenance to the signalling system and overhead lines at Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard will see disruption to West Coast Main Line services to and from Lichfield Trent Valley on May 4 and 6.

Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s route managing director for the London North Western route, said the work had been scheduled to keep disruption to a minimum.

“We try our best to minimise the impact on passengers and do most of the work behind the scenes,” he said. “However, there are big pieces of work that can only be completed when the railway is clear of trains.

“We would like to thank passengers in advance for bearing with us as it will mean some changes to their travel plans.”

Train travellers using the cross city line are also being warned that no services will run between Birmingham and Lichfield on May 26 as part of a signalling upgrade, with replace buses being used instead.

For more details on disruption to Bank Holiday services, visit the Network Rail website.

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