5 JANUARY 2015
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London Midland has introduced a new timetable and more capacity which should significantly improve its whole operation between Euston and Birmingham New Street. Ten extra four-car trains mean passengers will benefit from 139,000 additional seats every week. This includes 64,000 extra seats in and out of London Euston and 75,000 more seats in and out of Birmingham. £62m worth of new trains will significantly increase capacity and help the operator introduce new and faster services.
Since 2007 London Midland has seen demand for its services grow by a third.
London commuters along the line between Euston and Northampton will benefit from a mixture of new trains, extra seats and faster services. ‘Expressing’ some trains to Milton Keynes and Northampton will also take pressure off local services to stations including Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Tring and Leighton Buzzard as longer distance passengers will choose the faster options.
London Midland is also increasing the number of services from Birmingham and Coventry to London. This means there will be an extra 18,000 seats on this route to and from the capital each week.
Rugby rail users will benefit from 20,000 extra seats to and from London with new trains and more fast services. There will also be an extra 30,000 seats to and from Birmingham. www.londonmidland.com
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