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Passengers travelling by train in Lichfield over the Christmas period are being urged to check their journeys.

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway say some amended timetables will be in place between 24th December and 1st January.

Rail replacement buses will be in operation on the 27th and 28th December while maintenance works take place between Blake Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

Andy Camp, commercial director at London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway, said:

“A lot of people will be travelling over Christmas and New Year and we want everyone to get where they need to be as smoothly as possible.

“We advise our passengers to leave plenty of time to make their journey and to check their train times before setting out.

“We don’t want anyone to get caught out by amended timetables or to miss their last train home.”

Andy Camp, London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway

On Christmas Eve, reduced timetables will operate on some routes from 3pm onwards, with services finishing earlier than usual.

No trains will operate on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, with services resuming later than normal on 27th December.

Meanwhile, on the West Coast Main Line buses will replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton and Rugby after 9.30pm on 30th December.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.