Train travellers urged to plan ahead this Christmas

Monday, 14th December 2020

TO help more people enjoy the festivities, West Midlands Trains (WMT) is urging rail passengers to plan their Christmas travel carefully with an increased number of people expected to use the trains.

The Government has created a ‘Christmas travel window’ between 23-27 December, and to ensure smooth journeys, WMT is advising customers intending to travel during this period to familiarise themselves with their train times and plan ahead.

The operator will run the longest trains possible with additional carriages on many services and additional staff will be on hand at stations to help passengers on their way.

WMT is the operator of West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) and their timetables are now live in journey planners, and you can download your route here.

The normal WMR and LNR weekday services will run on December 23 and 24, although last trains will depart earlier than usual on Christmas Eve.

No trains will run on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. The usual Sunday timetable will operate on December 27, although the first trains may be slightly later than usual.