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Rail is the fastest and most reliable (surface) mode of transport. In Worcestershire, most of our larger urban areas have a rail station, which offers a fast and stress free alternative to driving, particularly if you are going the distance!

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Beginning on Sunday July 6th the Redditch line will be closed and a coach replacement service will be operated. The closure will last until Sunday August 31st. During these two months trains from Birmingham will start and finish at Barnt Green. Two replacement coach services will be operating. One will operate non stop from Redditch railway station to Longbridge railway station. The second will operate from Redditch to Alvechurch, Barnt Green and Longbridge.

Because of difficulties accessing Alvechurch railway station with coaches, the services will stop at the Red Lion pub in central Alvechurch.

If you currently drive to Redditch, car parking is available at Barnt Green (Hewell Road B45 8PA), Longbridge Station (Devon Way B31 2TS) or King's Norton (Station Road, B38 8SN). Construction works are taking place at Bromsgrove station and car parking there is restricted. It is not recommended to drive to Bromsgrove.

The line is closed to allow Network Rail to build a new line and to complete the works at Alvechurch station. If you are a regular user of the line you will have seen these works taking place during 2014. In December 2014 a new timetable will be introduced on the Redditch line with three trains per hour, rather than the familiar two trains per hour.

Full details of replacement coach times and train service details can be found at the London Midland and on the National Rail Enquiries websites.

Worcestershire County Council has also been informed that Diamond will be operating additional buses on route 146 (Redditch - Alvechurch - King's Norton - Birmingham) during the period of the railway line closure.

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  • National Rail Enquiries
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This page was last reviewed 31 July 2014 at 13:50.
The page is next due for review 27 January 2016.