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updated 12/04/11

The Shakespeare Line - Train Services

Shirley Station
Class 150 unit Birmingham bound train at Shirley : Brian Wilson

Train Operators

Shakespeare Line service - London Midland.

Birmingham and Stratford to London Maryleone - Chiltern Railways.

The Shakespeare Express - Vintage Trains Steam Train Service.

See below for introductory information.

National Rail Enquiries

Train times; Live Departure Boards; Service Disruptions; etc : Telephone 08457 48 49 50

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Network West Midlands

Public Transport in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area by Bus, Train and Tram (The Metro).

Network West Midlands Website >>

Centro

West Midlands PTE. Telephone : 0121 214 721. Concessionary Travel : 0845 303 6760

Centro Website >>

London Midland
Birmingham - Stratford
Daily

  • Frequent services operate throughout the week.
  • Affordable Tickets include a range available for adults, children and groups.
  • Through services between places such as Worcester, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Junc. to Shakespeare Line stations.
  • Easy connections in Birmingham from elsewhere in the Midlands, London, the South and the North.
  • Further details of services, fares and timetable information, can be obtained from station booking offices, by telephone or from the London Midland website.
  • Customer Services - 0844 811 0133 (or 0121 634 2040 from a mobile)
  • London Midland Website >>

 

 

Chiltern Railways
Stratford - London
Daily

  • Serving Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham from London and the South.
  • Birmingham to Leamington shuttle service.
  • Trains to Bearley, Claverdon, Hatton, Warwick, Warwick Parkway, Leamington and stations to London Marylebone.
  • Same platform connections with other train operators at Banbury & Leamington.
  • Easy connections in Birmingham from elsewhere in the Midlands, and the North and the South.
  • "Chiltern Mainline" with reduced journey times to be launched in September 2011.
  • Further details of services, fares and timetable information, can be obtained from station booking offices, by telephone or from the Chiltern Railways website.
  • Customer Services - 08456 00 51 65
  • Chiltern Railways Website >>

Vintage Trains
Birmingham - Stratford
Summer Sundays

  • The "Shakespeare Express" heritage steam train experience operates between Birmingham, Henley and Stratford.
  • Please note that only tickets issued by Vintage Trains are valid for travel on these trains. Tickets cannot be obtained from station booking offices. Pre-book or buy on the platform/train from Vintage Trains staff.
  • Passengers can enjoy the sights, sounds and senses of rail travel as it was in the past.
  • Travel on vintage trains with a choice of passenger accommodation.
  • A buffet service operates for those wishing to have a light snack or just a hot or cold drink.
  • Fine dining is offered in Premier Class Pullman Dining Carriages, which must be pre-booked. The meal served depends upon the time of the train on which you choose to travel. More >>
  • Celebrate memorable occasions by organising (dining) parties combined with a memorable day out.
  • Telephone - 0121 708 4960 (Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00)
  • Shakespeare Express Website >>
  • Vintage Trains Steam Train Excursions >>
  • Tyseley Open Days >>

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