Some rail services in Rugby will not be running this weekend due to industrial action

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are warning of a reduced train service this Saturday, November 30, because of industrial action.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 10:59 am
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:00 am
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Passengers are being reminded to check their journeys due to planned industrial action by members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT).

Travel between Northampton and Euston is expected to be very badly affected.

Passengers using London Northwestern Railway services have been affected most of all in recent weeks with a large number of unplanned cancellations.

Similar disruption is expected this weekend making travel on the Northampton to Euston route in particular very difficult.

As with the last two last weekends, 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.

The full list of services affected

Some parts of the network will have no WMR or LNR trains, including stations between:

- Rugby and Crewe via Nuneaton and Rugeley Trent Valley

- Whitlocks End and Stratford-upon-Avon

- Stratford-upon-Avon and Dorridge

- Dorridge and Leamington Spa

- Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury

- Kidderminster and Hereford

- Hereford and Bromsgrove

- Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley

- Crewe and Stafford via Stoke-on-Trent

- Bletchley and Bedford

- Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey

What can you do if you're affected?

Passengers holding tickets for travel this Saturday can use them on Friday November 29, Sunday December 1 or Monday December 2.

If preferred, passengers can also claim a full refund.

For those who do travel, WMR or LNR tickets will be accepted on NX Bus and Metro services.

More industrial action is planned for each Saturday until the end of December.

Passengers are advised to watch for further announcements on future strike days.

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