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West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are reminding passengers to check their journeys as a reduced timetable will be in operation this weekend.

The reduced timetable is a result of planned industrial action by members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT).

As with last weekend, an amended timetable will be in operation and both train companies are asking passengers to carefully consider their journeys and to check on the day of travel.

Some parts of the network will have no West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services including stations between:

  • Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury
  • Kidderminster and Hereford
  • Hereford and Bromsgrove
  • Whitlocks End and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Stratford-upon-Avon and Dorridge
  • Dorridge and Leamington Spa
  • Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley
  • Rugby and Crewe via Nuneaton and Rugeley Trent Valley
  • Crewe and Stafford via Stoke-on-Trent

The action will mean a reduced service for West Bromwich Albion fans attending their side’s home fixture with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. Trains serving The Hawthorns will be extremely busy and fans are advised to consider alternative travel options.

Passengers holding tickets for travel this Saturday can use them on Friday 22 November, Sunday 24 November or Monday 25 November. If preferred, passengers can also claim a full refund.

For those who do travel, WMR or LNR tickets will be accepted on National Express West Midlands buses and West Midlands Metro services.

For the latest information about how train services are being affected and alternative transport options on Saturday, go to or