Additional Train Services in September
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Thousands of extra seats are being introduced on West Midlands Trains services from September as passenger levels on the rail network continue to rise.
The new timetable, running from Sun 6 Sep, adds space in time for the return of schools across the country. It returns the capacity in many places on the WMT network to near pre-Covid levels. All rail operators significantly reduced services in March in response to the pandemic, with passenger numbers dropping by 95% at the height of lockdown. Services have been stepped up twice since May and with increased numbers travelling, WMT is once again adding more trains as part of a timetable focused on capacity and reliability.
Among the key changes are:
• Frequency on Birmingham’s Cross-City Line increases to four trains an hour on the majority of the route with all services the maximum six carriages long
• B’ham-Hereford and B’ham-Shrewsbury lines increase to two trains per hour in the peak
• Introduction of longer trains on many services to and from London Euston
• Peak-time train services return on the Marston Vale and Abbey branch lines