Are trains cancelled in Birmingham? Latest on Friday rail cancellations due to Storm Eunice travel disruption

Just days after Storm Dudley battered the UK, Storm Eunice has arrived bringing stronger winds and potential for heavy snow across the UK

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Services calling at Birmingham New Street have been badly affected by Storm EuniceServices calling at Birmingham New Street have been badly affected by Storm Eunice
Services calling at Birmingham New Street have been badly affected by Storm Eunice

Transport has been hit hard by the arrival of Storm Eunice on 18 February, with a number of train services cancelled in and out of Birmingham.

Dangerously strong winds and outbreaks of rain have caused chaos - but which trains are experiencing delays and cancellations? This is what you need to know.

Can I travel on trains in Birmingham today?

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Train services have been cancelled and delayed today and despite the fact some services are still running, the message across the region has been not to travel.

Shortly after 7am, Network Rail released a list of the train operators who issued a ‘do not travel’ notice.

One line that has been particularly badly hit today is the line between Birmingham New Street and Coventry, with the cancellations set to carry on into the evening of 18 February.

What has West Midlands Railway said about travelling today?

West Midlands Railway, which operates services across Birmingham and the region issued a statement advising passengers not to travel on Friday 18 February.

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The rail service did have a limited service on today, but the advice remains to not travel.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Railway said:“Due to the scale of the ongoing disruption, passengers holding tickets for travel on Friday will be able to use them all weekend or on Monday instead.

“If you have an Advance or Off Peak ticket, you can travel on any West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway between the stations on your ticket to complete your journey.

“Alternatively, customers can claim a fee-free refund for unused tickets for travel on Friday 18 February 2022 from the original retailer. Find out how to get a refund.

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Passengers hoping to use Birmingham New Street Station today have been kept in touch with events through the station's Twitter page, where the message has also been “do not travel”.

Services from Birmingham New Street to London Euston have been severely delayed due to the storm.

Some services leaving Birmingham are delayed by up to one hour.

Services between Birmingham and Lichfield have also been disrupted today due to a tree being blown onto overhead power lines near Four Oaks.

What has Cross Country said about their timetable in Birmingham?

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Cross Country, which operates a number of services that call at Birmingham New Street, issued a statement shortly after 2pm this afternoon.

Services between  Birmingham - Manchester, Birmingham - Leicester/Peterborough, Birmingham - Derby and York - Edinburgh are running at a “heavily reduced timetable.”

The network also explained that services that are running will take longer to reach their destination due to a temporary speed limit of 50mph.

All other Cross Country services today have been cancelled.

How do I check if my train is cancelled?

You can check directly with your ticket provider, and on sites such as Trainline and National Rail’s Journey Planner.

Can I get a refund?

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CrossCountry has said that customers with tickets dated Friday 18 February may use their tickets on Sunday 20 February, however seat reservations won’t be transferred over.

The company has stated that you may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey during Storm Eunice, and that you should keep your ticket to support your claim.

West Midlands Railway have information on their website for customers to apply for refunds.

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