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SLPG Launches Friends of the Shakespeare Line

It’s incredible to think that in 1969, and again in 1984, the then British Rail tried to close the railway line between Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. Our precedessor organisation the North Warwick Line Defence Committee led the fight and stopped the proposed closures, indeed in 1969, closure was stopped within only two days of the last timetabled train!
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News update: 21st & 22nd March 2020

News update: Saturday 21st March & Sunday 22nd March 2020: Due to Network Rail engineering works between Haddenham & Thame Parkway and Bicester, together with HS2 preparation works at West Ruislip, the line between Marylebone and Bicester is closed at multiple locations. A heavily-amended timetable will operate on all Chiltern Railways routes, and most journeys will be affected. Passengers may need to travel via alternative routes, on other operator’s services, London Underground services and/or rail replacement bus services. Journey times will be considerably longer than usual.
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Latest edition of the West Midlands Trains Business Update newsletter

News update: The latest edition of the - ‘West Midlands Trains Business Update – February 2020’ newsletter is now available.
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News update: Sunday 9th February 2020

News update: Sunday 9th February 2020: Due to Network Rail engineering works, the line through Wembley Stadium is closed all day, together with with HS2 preparation works at West Ruislip. A heavily-amended timetable will operate on all Chiltern Railways routes, and most journeys will be affected. Passengers may need to travel via alternative routes, on other operator's services, London Underground services and/or rail replacement bus services. Journey times will be considerably longer than usual.
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News update: Community Rail Officer for the Heart of England appointed

News update: Julia Singleton-Tasker has been appointed as Community Rail Officer for the Heart of England Community Rail Partnership and started in her new role on Monday 6th January.
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News update: 11th & 12 January 2020

News update: Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th January 2020: Due to Network Rail engineering works in the Neasden area (London), the line between Marylebone and Wembley Stadium/Harrow-on-the-Hill is closed all day. No Chiltern Railways trains will operate into or out of Marylebone.
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